Welcome to Yalıkavak
A former fishing and sponge-diving village, Yalıkavak has played up its relative remoteness from Bodrum to attract a more exclusive Turkish clientele. However, it hasn't escaped the holiday-home-construction craze, and is known too for its upmarket private beaches, including popular Xuma Beach Club and Dodo Beach Club. Its marina keeps the village relatively lively out of season.
In mid-September the recently relocated Sunsplash Festival offers an eclectic mix of electronic, world and jazz DJs and musicians on Xuma Beach.