Although it’s one of the country’s most popular beach spots (not to mention one of the most photographed Mediterranean beaches in the whole world), it’s retained its charm (and most importantly, its white sands) and is still one of the loveliest places to be on the coastline.
‘Oludeniz’ translates to ‘dead sea’, because of its calm waters and its lagoon. Overlooked by Babadag Mountain, its secluded aspect at the bottom of a hill adds to its allure: dropping down from Hisaronu or Ovacik you’re suddenly greeted by an expanse of sparkling turquoise water and white sand.
It’s a 14 kilometre drive to Oludeniz Beach from nearby Fethiye Town centre, and just a five minute drive from either Ovacik or Hisaronu - which explains the popularity of these two towns for those who wish to buy beach property in Turkey. Oludeniz has thus contributed significantly toward the popularity of property for sale in Fethiye.
The area immediately surrounding the beach is a protected nature reserve where construction is strictly prohibited. This sensible measure by the Turkish government has led to Oludeniz Beach being awarded prestigious Blue Flag status, and is frequently voted as being among the top five beaches anywhere in the world.
Babadag Mountain is a popular jump-off point for paragliders, so while you’re on the beach you’ll notice a number of colourful parachutes slowly winding their way down towards you. There are also other activities available here, such as parasailing and jet-skiing.
If you’re an active type, you’ll be pleased to discover that the Lycian Way begins here. The 510km trail traverses the coastline, eventually ending at Olympos. From Oludeniz Beach all you need to do is walk up the hill to begin the trek.
There are boat tours leaving Oludeniz Beach throughout the day during the summer months. This is an excellent way to explore the coastline’s hidden coves and beaches.
When the sun goes down (or even before it gets dark - you’re on holiday after all) you can avail yourself of one of Oludeniz’s beach bars or restaurants, serving up cocktails and seafood meals.
It’s little wonder that Oludeniz Beach has become so popular with visitors to Fethiye. Numbers of buyers wanting to purchase villas in Fethiye Turkey with Oludeniz views are also on the rise, pushing property prices in nearby Hisaronu and Ovacik skywards. A number of buyers are choosing to rent their properties out to holiday-makers, capitalising on a growing trend in the area where tourists are eschewing hotels in favour of self-catering accommodation.
Proximity to Oludeniz and its calm Blue Lagoon also means villas and apartments in neighbouring Hisaronu and Ovacik hold exceptionally high rental potentials. Due to the fact that residential construction is restricted around beautiful Oludeniz beach, holiday-makers searching for private property rentals snap up buy to lets in Hisaronu and Ovacik. Therefore, if you are looking for a holiday home in Turkey with high rental income, then properties in Fethiye's Hisaronu and Ovacik are ideal investments.