Oludeniz is the archetypal picture-postcard beach backed by dramatic pine-clad hills.
Literally translated as ‘dead sea’, the stunning lagoon is a protected area, ensuring that its natural beauty is preserved. There is a small entrance charge to use the lagoon beach and only non-motorized water sports are allowed.
The main resort beach is a long stretch of coarse sand and shingle beach known as Belcekiz. There is a strip alongside the seafront promenade with a number of relaxing bars and restaurants, serving local and international cuisine.
Shops stay open well into the night. It is a perfect family resort, great for a laid-back beach holiday, with plenty of facilities but not too much development.
Paragliding is a big draw with the descent from the Babadag mountains to land on Belcekiz beach, rating as one of the best in the world.
Oludeniz is 14 kilometres from the center of Fethiye and the winding road that leads you there is surrounded by pine trees. At the end of the road, before you reach Oludeniz, Belcekiz Cove with its wonderful blue sea welcomes you.
The land around Oludeniz and the beach has been officially designated a protected area and has been converted into a National Park. If you walk along the beach the incomparable, calm sea of Oludeniz will enchant you with its sandy bottom and bright turquoise tones. The reflection of the pine trees on the water enriches the impression of the colors.
There are numerous hotels and restaurants in the region but construction is strictly banned in the area of the Oludeniz Lagoon and the Kidrak Beach because these sites are classified as special protected areas.