Coast Guide TR

Taşkaya Bay


Taşkaya Bay

Coordinates 36°41'44.17" N - 28°52'2.58" E
Chart No 312

Taşyaka Cove lies on NE of Taşyaka Islet. Taşyaka is a popular destination in Göcek.

There are number anchorages in this large bay. Depths are 10-15m. Boats drop anchor and take a line ashore. A bight next to jetty and NW corner are adeqaute anchorages. The water is very clear and the surroundings are wonderful. A low finger on the NW corner with Lycian ruins extends and features pretty beach where you can anchor or go stern-to the T-pier of the restaurant among pine and oleander trees. This pier has berthing capacity up to 25 boats. There is a barber shop within the restaurant.  This side is also an attractive spot with steep surrondings covered by pine and olive trees.

There is a well with pure water to starboard as you enter, you can fill your tanks there. You will also see the symbol of Taşyaka. Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu was one of the first modern sailor to discover Göcek. He painted a fish figure on the rocks here, and made remarkable contribution to promoting the Blue Voyage concept in Turkey. Look up and you will see the kite mosaics on the rocks made by Azra Erhat, who also worked hard to encourage sailors to come and see the paradise. You will also note Lycian sarcophagi on the steep cliffs and rough path that leads to the village Kilisebelen.

There is curative spring water nearby the restaurant and its inhabitants arrive in summer. Taşyaka is an attractive destination for the visitors with its settings. 

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