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Gundogan, Bodrum, Local Info

Gundogan is my summer residence. It is a very beautiful bay. It has many qualities. Beautiful sea, lovely restaurants. It also has the potential to be one of the most ambitious surfing spots especially for intermediate surfers because the large bay accommodates a stable moderate breeze approaching from northern direction.

However the coast is developing rather too fast. New luxury hotels and residential sites are rising which creates a bit controversy among environmentalists and Gundogan enthusiasts. At the west of the coast, when you follow the road towards Kizilburun, after a few km’s drive, you will see an inlet  on your right hand side which once was a very quite beach. Here, the sea is always still. It used to be an escape from crowd for me. It was a perfect spot to come by boat for a few hours stay. Now, many residential sites, hotels and beach clubs share this beach area. It is still a beautiful place but in a different way. You’ll find this area quiter  Golturkbuku if that is what you are looking for.

The downtown is also very lively. There are lots of small restaurants, motels, apart hotels located in the coast. The native residents of Gundogan also have a very friendly and lively nature. The population and density of the town is still in manageable levels thus keeps its authenticity. The Gundogan “Pazar” (marketplace) is at Wednesdays. I recommend you to have a look at this “pazar”.


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