Kaputas Beach, the world-famous canyon mouth beach of Antalya, is one of the most beautiful beaches of Kaş and Antalya with its color and view.
What is the sea like at Kaputas Beach?
Kaputaş is actually a canyon covered with high rock walls on both sides. This gateway to the Mediterranean Sea from the Taurus Mountains and forests allows the waters coming from the mountains to meet the sea underground.
The waters flowing underground filter through the sand on the seashore and emerge as cold water. This is the reason why the coastal areas are turquoise. Contrary to popular belief, the coast is made of small pebbles, not sand.
What is the entrance fee to Kaputas Beach?
The entrance to Kaputaş Beach, which is the indispensable beach of the boat trips called Blue Voyage, is free of charge.
You can rent a sun lounger for a fee from the small facility run by Kaş Municipality or you can lay your towel on the ground and hang out. The facility has toilets, changing and shower cabins and a small buffet.
Where is Kaputas Beach and how to get there?
Kaputas Beach is located 20km from Kaş district center of Antalya. The distance to Kalkan is 8km. You will definitely come across it on the highway between Kaş and Fethiye.
Kaputas Beach is a corner of paradise among the high mountains and the winding roads of the Antalya highway, so there is no space for any parking facilities. You have to park on the side of the road and therefore you usually have to wait in line with your car until someone comes out.
This can be a bit stressful during peak periods. After parking your car, you can descend the 187-step wooden staircase to the wonderful 130-meter-long beach.
Located on the coastal road called D400 highway between Kaş and Kalkan, Kaputaş Beach is 20 km from Kaş and 10 km from Kalkan.
However, since the roads are quite winding, these short distances do not pass in the blink of an eye. Although the fact that you cannot exceed certain speeds prolongs the transportation time, of course, the result is worth the ordeal.
Located near Kaputaş Beach and discovered in 1972 by Geologist Dr. Temuçin Aygen, the Blue Cave, also known as Blue Cave (Blaue Grotte), got its name from the color that emerges when the sunlight reflects from the bottom of the sea to the cave.
Covered with a color called phosphorescent color, the cave is 50 meters long, 40 meters wide and 15 meters high. You can see inside and around the Blue Cave with the tour boats traveling around the bays, and you can also reach the Blue Cave with the Blue Cave signpost on the road.