Bitez Beach & Bay is approximately 6km from Bodrum, and has a cresent shaped cove with a long sandy beach.
This resort area is one of the Bodrum Peninsula’s maturer tourist resorts, and has had time to get past it’s development phase. The area is well maintained, with lots of olive and citrus groves. These groves seperate Bitez Bay from Bitez Village, and provide a tranquil route for strolling between the two.
Bitez Beach and bay is known as an ideal location for water sports, because of it’s calm and shallow waters. It attracts beginner windsurfers in the morning, and in popular with intermediate and advanced windsurfers in the afternoon when the off-shore winds pick up.
- Amid the Citrus Groves between the Beach and the Village, is the adandoned ruins of an old Greek Church. Although it’s closed to visitors, and in dire need of renovation, it has beautiful dolphin mosiac floors that are worth a visit.
- Bitez Beach & Bay is located between Gumbet (to the east) and the tiny bay of Aktur (to the west). The other side of Aktur in Ortakent.
- Bitez village is a 2km stroll away.
- Approximate distances to Bitez Beach & Bay:
- Turn off the main road between Bodrum and Ortakent, and head south through the village of Bitez and continue down to Bitez Bay
- You can also take the coastal routes if you’re traveling from neighbouring Gumbet or Ortakent.
Things to do
Bitez feature’s in Eljay’s Top 5 – as a great place to enjoy Sunday Brunch
- Bitez feature in Bodrum Beaches Top 5 – as one of his Top 5 beaches
- There’s a weekly market in Bitez
- Read a Review of the Organic Produce shop in Bitez
- Bitez Mandarin Festival – mid-January
- Bitez Spring Festival – Early-May (crafts, home baked goods, music and folk dancing)
- Hiking to Aquarium Cove and Bay
- Walk to Bitez Village on a Thursday to visit the weekly farmers market (here’s a video)
Wandering off the beaten track and walk up to Bitez village
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