The Kalkan area has several beautiful beaches. A very pleasant pebble public beach with crystal-clear water adjacent to Kalkan’s harbour; it (and the surrounding water) has earned a Blue Flag award for cleanliness. The water depth drops off close to the shore, so you don’t have to walk over the pebbles for long. Many cafés are nearby and sun beds with umbrellas are available for rent. Otherwise, hop on a “dolmuş” (a Turkish minibus – cheap, frequent and very convenient) and head for one of the two beaches either side of Kalkan, Kaputas to the left and Patara to the right.