Ayvalık – Balıkesir – Turkey
GPS : 39°16’14.6″N 26°37’55.5″E / 39.270729, 26.632091
This long, clean sandy beach is on the south of Sarımsaklı Peninsula. 8 km. south of the town, Sarimsakli beach is 7 km long and widens up to 100 metres. Along the beach, there are a number of restaurants and hotels. The beaches are great spot for swimming but only fair – weather anchorages.
The bottom is sand, affords good holding in the depths of 2 – 5 meters. The depths quickly shelve ashore.
There are markets, restaurants and cafes ashore. Most provisions can be found.
Regular transport facilities – shared taxies are available to Ayvalık.
Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of Balıkesır Province. The town center of Ayvalık is surrounded by the archipelago of Ayvalık Islands, which face the nearby Greek island of Lesbos. Ayvalık is a city in Northern Aegean, Turkey. It’s located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Edremit (part of Aegean Sea), across from the eastern coast of Greek island of Lesvos, opposite its capital (Mytilene).
Public Market : Takes place on Thursdays.
Diving : Diving courses are organized. There are several attractive diving spots in the area.
Special Shopping : Olive, Olive Oil, Brined Olives, Castile Soap
Beach : Sarımsaklı, Altınova
Shopping : Supermarket, Shops, Markets, Stores
Health : Health Center, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists
Accommodations : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakery
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Clubs
Ayvalık – Edremit Airport 40 km, İzmir International Airport 175 km
Ferrboat : Ayvalık – Lesvos Island, Ayvalık – Alibey (Cunda) Adası
Bus : Ayvalık – Alibey Adası, Balıkesir, İzmir
Airport : Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, Çanakkale Airport. İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport