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Bodrum Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

This town center beach is ideal for sunbathing during the day and for enjoying waterfront dinners in the evening. 

Bodrum Beach is Bodrum’s central beach; a place to relax and enjoy sweeping views of the Bodrum peninsula and dine on Turkish cuisine at waterfront restaurants. Bodrum Beach is a thin, pebbly beach that runs around a bay on the east side of the town. One of its greatest assets is its close proximity to Bodrum’s town center, hotels and major attractions.

At various points along the beach you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas, to provide shade from the hot sun. If you don’t want to pay for a lounge then you’ll also find some space to lay down a towel. The water here is warm, clean and safe for swimming. It’s also home to colorful marine life, thus a good place for snorkeling.

The beach looks out to the Aegean Sea and offers some excellent views. Look west to Bodrum Castle, with the picturesque Bardakci Beach in the background. Check out the nearby Kara Ada Island and, on a clear day, spot the Greek island of Kos in the distance.

Visit in the evening when restaurants set up open-air seating areas on the beach. Enjoy a romantic dinner while you listen to the small waves break upon the shore. Set back from the beach and running around the bay is Cumhuriyet Caddesi, a lively nightlife and entertainment street. Find local taverns and fast food joints, live music venues, bars and nightclubs.

Bodrum Beach is about a 5-minute walk from Bodrum’s town center and main bus terminal. Combine your visit with a visit to Bodrum Castle, which is home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Alternatively, catch a public bus to the sandy beaches located a short drive west of the town center. Try watersports, such as windsurfing and parasailing, at Gumbet Beach.

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Top Hotels Close to Bodrum Beach

The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
5 out of 5
Yokusbasi Mahallesi Suluhasan, Caddesi no.18, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $151 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Located in Bodrum City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodrum Farmers' Market and Bodrum Beach. Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Castle are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (352 reviews)

"Had a great stay at Marmara. Gorgeous hotel property, grounds, and outstanding view!! We loved this hotel. The service however, could be improved. Staff was friendly and nice, but not very proactive. Being picky , but I would expect at a 5 star hotel that I would not have to ask the front desk more ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
Azka Hotel
Azka Hotel
5 out of 5
Bardakci Koyu, Bodrum, Mugla
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Located in Bodrum City Center, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Bardakci Bay and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Beach and Bodrum ...

4/5Very Good! (407 reviews)

"The hotel closed the pool, they claim it’s due to the COVID 19, however all other hotels I checked with have their pool fully accessible to guests !!! Coming to Bodrum means swimming !!!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

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Akkan Plus Hotel
Akkan Plus Hotel
KUMBAHCE MAH., CUMHURIYET CAD. NO.125, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $26 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Nestled on the beach, this Bodrum City Center hotel is just steps from Bodrum Bar Street and Bodrum Beach. Zeki Muren Arts Museum and Bodrum Marina are also ...

3.8/5Good! (40 reviews)

"Lıked: - frıendly and helpful staff, - cleanliness, - location, - views, - wine. Breakfast was okay for Turkey, but in general it was not up standards of 3-5-star chain hotels."…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Akkan Plus Hotel
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Best Lodging Options Near Bodrum Beach

The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
5 out of 5
Yokusbasi Mahallesi Suluhasan, Caddesi no.18, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $151 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
Azka Hotel
Azka Hotel
5 out of 5
Bardakci Koyu, Bodrum, Mugla
Azka Hotel
Akkan Plus Hotel
Akkan Plus Hotel
KUMBAHCE MAH., CUMHURIYET CAD. NO.125, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $26 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
Akkan Plus Hotel
The Best Life Hotel Bodrum Center
The Best Life Hotel Bodrum Center
Azmakbasi Çarsi Mah Camii Sokak No:9, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $31 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
The Best Life Hotel Bodrum Center
Hotel Manastir and Suites
Hotel Manastir and Suites
4 out of 5
Kumbahce Mah Mustafa Kemal Cad No 37, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $52 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
Hotel Manastir and Suites
La Quinta by Wyndham Bodrum
La Quinta by Wyndham Bodrum
4 out of 5
Bardakçi Bay, No:29, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $47 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
La Quinta by Wyndham Bodrum
DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista
DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista
4 out of 5
Neyzen Tevfik Cad No 168, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $65 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista
Akkan Luxury Hotel
Akkan Luxury Hotel
Kumbahçe Mah. 2422 Sok. No:2, Merkez, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $15 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
Akkan Luxury Hotel
Sade Butik Otel
Sade Butik Otel
Kumbahçe Mah. (Azmakbasi mevkii), Üçkuyular Cad. No: 6, Bodrum
The price is $31 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
Sade Butik Otel
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