Blue Lagoon is the much photographed beach of Turkey’s Southern Coast, famous for its ever varying shades of turquoise and azure, and soft sands.
The beach is why most people visit Ölüdeniz. While the decent strip of pebble shore edging the holiday resort is free, the famed lagoon beach is a protected national park (Ölüdeniz Tabiat Parkı) that you pay to enter. Both the public beach and lagoon get heavily crowded in summer, but, with the mountains soaring above you, it’s still a lovely place to while away a few hours. There are showers, toilets and cafes; sunshades, loungers and paddle boats can be rented.
Oludeniz beach has 2 parts. 1 part is a long sandy beach called Belcekiz. Other part is the dead sea part as we call it. Dead Sea (means Oludeniz) is under protection as a national reserve. Even in the windy days and storms the sea here stays calm as a pool. It is rated among the top 5 best beaches of the world with its fabulous waters and beach.
The weather in Oludeniz is hot. It goes up to 40 C degrees in summers but average is 35-37 C degrees. Winters are cool but not cold, average in January is 13-14 C degrees. From may you can enjoy the sea water until november.
To reach Oludeniz you can take the minibus called “Dolmus” from Fethiye centre which runs in every 5-10 minutes to Hisaronu and Oludeniz. The trip will take 20-25 minutes. If you are coming from Hisaronu or Ovacik, same Dolmus will collect you on the way and after 7-10 minutes of drive you will be in the valley.
There is a shops street in the valley which is full of small local shops and restaurants. Here you can do shopping, have snack or delicious foods in colorful restaurants.