Sokakağzı, Ayvacık – Çanakkale – Turkey
GPS : 39°27’54.0″N 26°12’29.7″E / 39.464995, 26.208254
VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” sokakagzi marina ”
One of the most rapidly developed beaches in this region is the at the village of Koyunevi. If you travel for 4.5 km from highway just above sea level you descend to a half moon shaped long sandy cove. Stretching along the shore there are small motels and pensions lined up, their restaurants under the shade of vines always serving fresh seafood.
Sokakağzı is the name that has been given to the beach that belongs to Koyunevi village. Sokakağzı and Sivrice share the same cove. Sokakağzı is situated across the Greek Island of Lesvos, on the southern side of Cape of Babakale. Koyunevi is one of the villages with intriguing stone houses all along the road from Gülpınar to Sokakağzı, located on the shore. Sokakağzı is a lively holiday resort with small pensions and restaurants along the half moon shaped long sandy cove.
Sokakağzı has been popular among a very loyal group of Sokakağzı addicts, and therefore is considered to be a special place. There are some nice hotels, a couple of pensions, and camping sites along the beach. Wooden tables, restaurants with tents covering it give it an authentic atmosphere.
The living of the village consisted of growing olives, olive oil production and fishing before it started to deal with tourism. The sea is clean, the fish and sea products are plentiful and so is the olive oil.
There is an adequate anchorage on the west called Sokakağzı Köyü. It affords good shelter from northerly winds but, it is open to southerlies and it gets swell from the west. The bottom is weed and sand. Adequate holding is possible at 4 to 6 m depths
Capacity : 40 Boats
Outer breakwater : 60 m
Administration : Koyunevi Village Headmaster
Shopping : Markets, Shops, Stores
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Health : Hospital, Health Center (Ayvacık)
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Special Shopping : Olives, Olive Oils, Figs
Compared to Sivrice the beach is broader and some parts even are sandy. The public beach has no charges. Everyone swims from the front of the motel they stay in and all requirements are met by the motel.
The range of seafood for the day relies on what was caught in the nets of the fisherman that very day. The Sokakağzı bay, as is on the route of the migratory fish, hosts many types of fish at various times, though you can always get swordfish on a skewer.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE AEGEAN SEA
Minibus : Sokakağzı – Ayvacık, Koyunevi
Bus : Koyunevi – Ayvacık, Ezine, Çanakkale, Edremit, Burhaniye
Airport : İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Edremit Airport, Çanakkale Airport