Patara beach is about 20 mins from Kalkan and with 18km of golden sand, there is no need to be worried about finding your own spot. There is free parking and a bus service from Kalkan and you can combine your trip with visiting the Roman ruins.
Patara is also a centre of bio-diversity and in summer months closes at sunset so the endangered Loggerhead Turtles can come on to the beach to lay their eggs.
Kaputas beach is on the road between Kalkan and Kas, a small cove created originally from water flowing down the gorge, it is now a pretty little beach only 10 mins from Kalkan. Be warned, there are a lot of steps down to the beach, but sunbed and parasol hire is available when you get down there.
Kalkan has a small pebbly beach adjacent to the harbour with beautiful clear waters. There are changing and toilet facilities and of course all the shops and restaurants of Kalkan immediately to hand.
Beach Clubs, Kalkan Bay
Beach Clubs are perfect if you want to sunbathe, swim and have drinks served to your sun lounger. There are several dotted around the bay, from Kalamar to Kisla. A man made terrace where you you can climb or jump straight into the clear blue waters. Take your snorkels, the bay has several clubs and if you are feeling adventurous, Kalamar is also home to a great dive school.