Çeşme – Izmir – Turkey
GPS : 38°16’02.4″N 26°14’46.9″E / 38.267334, 26.246348
Going along the coast west of Alaçatı there are numerous sandy beaches right up to the westerly point. Some of these are deserted, some backed by beach clubs or tasteful holiday villages.
These provide good holding and shelter from northerly waves, thus making them feasible anchorages while waiting for a weather window before turning north up the channel between Chios and Çeşme.
There is good cell phone coverage, but no provisions – unless you walk all the way across to the north coast of the peninsula.
Warning: There a several shallow rocks off the coast (which are charted), and the actual coastline is not well charted. Arrive cautiously with a good lookout in the bow. The bottom is gently shelving. Anchor as close as you can get in 3 – 4 m on sand.