If you have a car you can drive in as close to as Windmills, from where it takes 5-10 minutes walking.

The beach provides a long stretch of sand with water sports facilities, numerous restaurants and hotels.

The water there is nice for swimming as the bottom drops off quickly.

See photo Ortakent Yahsi - Google Map Ortakent village is in the center of the Bodrum peninsular.

However its beach lies 3 km south of the village which can be reached by dolmuş from downtown.

From Bodrum take Bardakci-Gumbet minibuses passing Siesta Beach hotel. Climb up to hill after passing Siesta Aparts., and then downward and walk to the tip of the smaller peninsula on your left.

Get off from minibus in front of Salmakis Residence; walk towards windmills; keep walking downward until you reach to the tip of smaller peninsula. It takes some 20-30 minutes hard walking from Gumbet beach.

Part of Myndos lies underwater and can be seen by snorkelers.

Also here is a small island called “Rabbit Island” (Tavsan Adasi) which can be reached by wading through the water.

Bitez Beach.- Google Map Bitez beach is just over the hill from Gumbet and can be reached quickest by taxi. Bitez is a quieter beach than Gumbet but hosts cafes and restaurants.

The water is shallow and the area is very sheltered, therefore very popular for windsurfing and other water sports.

The secluded beach between Gumbet and Bodrum is called "gay beach" by some native gay men. Nude sunbathing is possible in isolated parts, but still watch if other people are doing it before you try.