If you are on holiday in Datça do not forget visiting sites around the town. There are of course the wonderful sand beaches and sun but there is also more than that. On the peninsula there are some 52 coves and bays. Almost all them are stopping points for the Blue Cruise boats leaving from Gökova. The Datça coves are also ideal for those who interested in wind surfing or diving and the effort is repaid when you see the riches of region.
Kızlan Village is 8 km from Datça, is the typical windmills of the region. Here is the windiest part of the peninsula.
Seven kilometres long beach of Gebekum is suitable for swimming. With the help of the wind the sandy beach increases and expends. The moving sand has resulted in the area having shallow waters a long way out in to the sea, allowing you to be able to walk to the island opposite.
The Cove of Kargı is three kilometres from the centre of Datça. Despite its being close to the town it is not crowded or heavily built over. On the cove there are some restaurants and the calm sea is very suitable for swimming.
Pig Inlet If you want to get away from everything and forget about cities, including such things as television, you should go to Pig Inlet (Domuzbükü). There is no road link to the cove; instead you get there from Datça by boat on a one and a half hour trip. Apart from relaxing and swimming at Domuzbükü you can also make some short trips around the area. At nights you can fill your time by looking at the sky, which here seems to have more stars than anywhere else, and at the light on the island of Sömbeki opposite.
Kızıl and Hayıt Inlets These are the coves of the village of Mesudiye, 20 kilometres from Datça. In summertime what you find are fish restaurants, a beautiful beach and a clean sea. It is green and in the upper areas there are pine trees.
Palamut Inlet Is 25 kilometres from Datça. It is so much beautiful that you cannot leave without dropping by a fish restaurant if you are on a boat or yacht. Taking a convenient bearing off this island will guide you as you enter the harbor while by maneuvering between the island and the mainland. It is a beautiful inlet with barren hills softly sloping down and meeting the sea, forming a very long beach. Along the seaside there are village houses among the trees, a line of small pensions and summerhouses, fishing boats and yachts moored together in the port. The sea is very clean and has a visibility of 25 metres and is suitable for spear fishing.