At Hillside Beach Club, we believe that our district of Fethiye is the most beautiful place in Turkey. One of our favorite places to recommend to our guests who are interested in a daytime excursion is Kabak Bay. We love Kabak Bay because in one place it demonstrates some of the best things that Fethiye has to offer. On your day trip you can enjoy an invigorating, but easily managed walk, meet friendly locals who will be happy to be of service, and take in some breathtaking views of natural and unspoiled scenery.
It is easy to get to Kabak Bay by transport, but even if you take a transport part of the way there, we highly recommend walking the descent down to the bay on foot. The bay is just south of Butterfly Valley and on your walk you will enjoy experiencing the untouched natural beauty that Turkey has to offer. As you walk down through the trees, a view of the bay begins to emerge, and the sight of its pristine turquoise waters against the deep green forests that surround it is simply stunning. Although this walk is manageable for most people at varying levels of fitness, it can be a bit of a challenge if you struggle with walking downhill. As we said before though, transportation from Fethiye is inexpensive and frequent.
On your walk, you may get a bit weary, or perhaps you’ll just enjoy taking it easy. In any case, there are several charming restaurants and coffee shops dotting the route. At any of these places, or at the beach-side bars and restaurants once you reach the bay, you can enjoy Turkish hospitality at its finest. Many of the visitors to Kabak Bay are backpackers or trekkers, so the local people are used to hosting travellers who are seeking a peaceful and tranquil experience. Once you’ve arrived at these clear blue waters, you may want to cool down with a refreshing swim in the cool bay. Afterwards you can relax with a drink on the shore at one of the many laid-back beachside bars. Again, this is a very relaxed atmosphere, so you may find beanbag chairs, hammocks, and other unconventional and fun places to sit and take in the beauty that surrounds you.
Kabak Bay is home to one of the most unspoiled natural spots and a traditional-style Turkish village which has adapted to its visitors but which remains largely separate from the modern world. We highly recommend a visit to this unique and slightly more remote corner of Turkey during your stay at Hillside Beach Club.