Kaputas Beach Turkey: Things To Know Before Visiting in 2024

Find all you need to know before visiting Kaputas Beach in Turkey, including our first-hand tips and tips on how to visit.
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Things to know before visiting Kaputas Beach in Kas, Turkey - Kaputas Beach Travel Guide

During our Turkey road trip, we spent a few days in Kas and most of our final day relaxing at Kaputas Beach. The blue color of Kaputas Beach is absolutely stunning, and before visiting the Turkish Riviera, we had no idea that beaches like this existed in Turkey. It reminded us a bit of beaches in Croatia.

Kaputas Beach Turkey is still one of our favorite beaches we visited. Here is everything you need to know before visiting Kaputas Beach.

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Why is Kaputas Beach so famous?

Kaputas Beach is one of the top places to visit on the Turkish Riviera, famous for its turquoise waters and dramatic cliffside setting. The color of the water at Kaputas Beach vividly shows why the Turkish Riviera is also known as the Turquoise Coast of Turkey.

Known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, Kaputas Beach is a stunning natural wonder nestled between towering cliffs and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. The beach is formed by a gorge that opens out into a stretch of sand and is accessible via a dramatic staircase carved into the surrounding rock formations. 

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Where is Kaputas Beach located?

Kaputas Beach is located in the Antalya province of southwestern Turkey, between Kalkan and Kas, nestled along the country’s stunning Mediterranean coastline.

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Kaputas Beach viewpoint

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How to get to Kaputas Beach?

Kaputas Beach is easy to reach from Kas, Kalkan, Demre, Fethiye, and Oludeniz. However, it’s the closest to Kas and Kalkan, about a 15 to 25-minute drive from both.

By car or scooter

The easiest way to get to Kaputas Beach is to rent a car or scooter. Another option is taking a taxi for about 15-20 USD. It’s a 20-25-minute drive from Kas and 10-15 minutes from Kalkan. 

From Demre, Kaputas Beach is about a one-hour drive, and from Fethiye and Oludeniz, it is about a 1 hour and 15-minute ride.

You can also visit Kaputas Beach from Antalya, but it’s a three-hour drive. In that case, we recommend staying in Kas overnight.

Parking at Kaputas Beach

There is no official parking at Kaputas Beach; everyone parks on the side of the road, so parking is free.

However, as Kaputas Beach is one of the top places to visit in Turkey and a Kas tourist attraction, arrive early to reserve your parking spot.

Parking might be tricky to find in the afternoon in the high season. Expect to walk a bit before reaching the stairs to the beach.

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Parking at Kaputas Beach

Car rental in Cappadocia

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Rent a car! Turkey is very easy to navigate by car, which allows you to explore at your own pace.

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By bus

Dolmus from Kas or Kalkan

To reach Kaputas Beach, take a local bus (dolmus) from the Kas center (📍 location). The bus ride takes approximately 25 minutes and drops you off near the beach entrance (just tell the driver where you are getting off).

You can also take a local bus from Kalkan.

The buses go often in the season, at least once per hour. The ticket should be around 1 USD. Note: Have cash to pay for local buses!

Travel tip: If you’re visiting during the high season and plan to spend more time there, we recommend taking a bus so you won’t have to bother with parking.

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Bus from Fethiye and Antalya

There are buses that go from Fethiye to Kas (check here), and then you need to take a local minibus to Kaputas Beach, as described above.

The same goes for getting from Antalya to Kas. But from Antalya, you need to book a bus at the local bus station; there’s no option to book it online. Then, as described above, you take a local minibus to Kaputas Beach.

On tour

A great option to maximize your time is to visit Kaputas Beach on a tour that combines visits to more attractions in one day. Usually, these tours are from the Kas or Kalkan area.

We suggest this tour that visits Saklikent Canyon and Kaputas Beach.

Kaputas Beach Viewpoint

Kaputas beach viewpoint offers a breathtaking panoramic vista of the turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs of the Kaputas Beach. 

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It’s a popular photo spot along the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. So, even if you don’t plan to visit the beach itself, it’s worth stopping at Kaputas Beach’s Viewpoint.

There are two viewpoints (in a way), one from each side. However, the one from Kas’s side is more picturesque.

Opening hours and tickets

Kaputas Beach is free to visit and has no opening hours. You can visit anytime. 

Tip: You can also enjoy watching the sunset from Kaputas Beach.

While it’s free to visit the beach, renting sunbeds and umbrellas has an extra fee.

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Kaputas Beach Amenities

Kaputas Beach is excellent for sunbathing, with many umbrellas and chairs available for a small fee. The sunbeds and umbrellas cost around 3 USD each.

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There is usually a lifeguard on duty (during the season). Kaputas Beach also has free toilets, showers, changing rooms, and a restaurant/bar.

The restaurant serves fast food, snacks, and ice cream. While it’s not the most amazing restaurant, it’s not that bad either. The prices are a bit higher than usual; however, the portions are good. We had fries and gozleme with drinks.

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We spent some time working at the restaurant at Kaputas Beach

What to expect at Kaputas Beach and tips

  • Kaputas Beach is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, and therefore, it will be busy and crowded, especially during the high season. So, set your expectations.
  • If you’re coming by car, come before 10 a.m. to ensure you’ll find a parking spot.
  • The beach can have bigger waves, and they usually get stronger in the afternoon. However, during our visit in mid-October, we had a perfectly calm day with no waves at all.

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  • Kaputas Beach is known as a sandy beach, but it’s not fine sand like in, for example, Thailand beaches; it’s more mixed with small pebbles.
  • The sandy Kaputas Beach is a perfect spot for swimming in Kas and Kalkan, as the water gets deep fast. It’s also great for sunbathing and paddle boarding (when there are no waves).
  • You can snorkel at Kaputas Beach, but you can see only a few fish.
  • Dogs are not allowed at Kaputas Beach Turkey.
  • To reach Kaputas Beach, there are 187 stairs, so it’s not accessible for people with mobility issues.

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Stairs at Kaputas Beach Turkey

Is Kaputas Beach worth visiting?

Picturesque Kaputas Beach, with turquoise water and dramatic cliffs, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey and, therefore, definitely worth visiting. We loved swimming and taking photos on the stunning Kaputas Beach viewpoint. 

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