Bitez Bay, located just ahead of Gümbet, has a long beach in the shape of a half moon. Famous for its tangerine trees, Bitez's "Bitez Mansion" is the beach mentioned in the popular Turkish folk song Çökertme.
Bitez Bay, which is one of the regular stop points of the excursion boats departing from Bodrum Center, is also the most important surfing spot of Bodrum. Here, the sea is shallow enough for beginner swimmers, while after a certain point it deepens in a way that does not overshadow your swimming pleasure. After you enjoy the cold and clear sea of Bitez, we strongly recommend that you go to the fish restaurants by the beach at sunset without even removing your swimsuit!
Turgut reis, one of the important residential areas and tourism centers of Bodrum, is located on the western side of the peninsula. Its view of the fourteen islets and Kos Island adds a unique flavor to Turgut reis. The most important feature of many Blue Flag beaches in Turgut reis is that they are great spots to watch a wonderful sunset. Let's also note that Turgut reis is also one of Bodrum's few surfing spots.