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PAMUCAK

amucak2At the point where the Küçük Menderes (Meander) river empties into the Aegean there's a wide swathe of sand. Since it's midway between Selcuk and Kusadasi and easily accessible by bus visitors to either resort can easily come here for a swim after visiting the ruins at Ephesus.

Companies based in Kuşadası also offer horseback safaris that bring riders down onto the sand and into the waves.

The simple Dereli beach bungalow complex is a great place to stay provided you've brought the mosquito repellent with you - fanciful though it probaby is it reminded me vaguely of the bungalows on Thai beaches.

Unfortunately two huge hotels and the Aqua Fantasy waterpark overlook the beach, along with the shell of another high-rise building, so although this is a less built-up beach than some of those in Kuşadası it's hardly entirely wild. A third giant hotel was on its way in 2015.

Sleeping

Aqua Fantasy Aquapark and Spa. Tel: 0232-893 1111

Dereli Motel. Tel: 0232-893 1205

Richmond Ephesus Resort Hotel. Tel: 0232-893 1060

Sürmeli Hotel. Tel: 0232-893 1096

Transport info

Minibuses running from Selçuk (7km) to Kuşadası pass behind the beach although it's a bit of a walk down to the sand.

Day trip destinations

Ephesus

Kuşadası

Selçuk

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