A Turkey Sailing Break in Skopea Limani
Turkey offers sailors a sailing trip with a difference, with the chance to explore lesser known ports and coastlines while taking in Turkey’s famously hospitable culture along the way. One of the most beautiful of these cruising areas has to be Skopea Limani, an enclosed gulf lying just to the west of Gocek and Fethiye.
Skopea Limani is dotted with sheltered coves and bays just waiting to be discovered while on a Turkey sailing holiday and there are a number of anchorages to explore on the journey.
Kapi Creek is one of the most popular stop offs, in part for its location, being the first inlet from the southern entrance to Skopea Limani, but also for its restaurant, which is built right on the water, and the views from surrounding hills overlooking the bay.
Further along, Wall Bay is widely believed to be one of the best anchorages in Turkey. A horseshoe shaped cove makes for a tranquil, sheltered spot and there is a lovely coastal walk amidst the pines should you be looking to stretch your legs.
From here, Ruin Bay can be seen. It’s an intriguing anchorage that takes its name from the ruined buildings that extend all the way down to the shoreline and even into the sea at spots.
If you are after somewhere to stop and eat, however, it is well worth visiting Sarsala Cove, where restaurant staff will even help with the moorings, or Tomb Bay, where the restaurant offers travellers top notch Turkish fare right on the seafront.