Baia dei Turchi

Baia dei Turchi, Otranto: Address, Baia dei Turchi Reviews: 4/5

Baia dei Turchi
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Dario
12 contributions
An awful experience!
Aug 2021 • Couples
We went there very early in the morning in order to take two beds and an umbrella. We spoke with the owner of the only one available lido on the beach. She said that there was availability and we asked to pay by credit card. She looked at us like two weirdos and she didn't accept the payment by credit card. Unfortunately only by cash(which is illegal). The excuse was about the card machine didn't have the right coverage to process the payment. My phone worked perfectly three metres to the right. We had just a few coins with us and I had to manage to deal with a guy on the beach in order to buy an umbrella and place it on the free beach. In a couple of hours we were sorrounded of thousand people. They just care to fill up the car parking without thinking that the capacity of the beach is just for the half of the size of the parking itself. At 2pm we left!
The water is beautiful but it's not worth the experience.
Written 22 August 2021
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ReemahD
Breda, The Netherlands173 contributions
Nice Bay, quite crowded
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice bay, nice walk into it. Quite crowded though. Clear waters. Had a good swim and a bit snorkling. Nice to spend a part of the day.
Written 9 August 2021
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Astrid C
Como, Italy13 contributions
Quite a walk to the beach
Aug 2021 • Family
It is a beautiful beach but crowded. Paid 5€ for parking which includes a lift to the forest then you walk 1km to the beach. No facilities such as toilets. Only little food stands that sell panini and drinks.
Written 7 August 2021
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Roberta C
Rome, Italy47 contributions
Tragic story and beautiful sea
Aug 2020
The bay owes its name to a historical fact (the Turkish invasion of Otranto and the consequent siege). The sea is beautiful and there is a natural swimming pool. Few bathing establishments. From a paid parking (4 euros) you can take a free shuttle to reach the beach. Highly recommended.
Written 24 August 2020
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Doyleygirl
Harpenden, UK302 contributions
Lovely beach
Sep 2019
Drove up to this beach for a bathe. It is lovely, but be aware that you have to park quite a way from the beach and it is a walk through the wooded area. Once there, no facilities on the beach, but I think a bar is open in high summer.
Written 10 October 2019
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Travellingdoc
London, UK5,111 contributions
September is much better
Sep 2019 • Friends
Read the terrible reviews of August.
Visited on the 22sep.
Much quieter- just families with no kids or small kids.

Short walk from the car park via the Forrest and scrubs to a beach. Has a beach bar and toilet. 7.50euros per sun bed.
Beautiful waters and sand.nice walk to the end of the bay.
Written 22 September 2019
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Annelie O
5 contributions
Worth the walk
Sep 2019 • Couples
The beach is divided into small beached between the cliffs. One have to follow the paths in the vegetation to get there. It was sure beautiful with clear water and fine sand.
Written 21 September 2019
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Ladylush33
Petersfield, UK409 contributions
Lovely setting
Sep 2019
Superb beach very clean lovely gentle sloping beach with sand banks. Some beds for hire or take your own sun bed and brolly.
Fair walk through pine forest but worth it
Probably gets busy but great today plenty of space
Written 17 September 2019
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alandwood
Bristol, UK273 contributions
My idea of he'll
Sep 2019
Even in September you couldn't move for people on the beach. It was stacked at least 10 rows deep. The usual umbrella villages added to the lack of appeal. The beach sand itself was dark and dirty, full of cigarette ends. Loud dreadful music blaring from the beach clubs. 4 Euro parking. We lasted 30 minutes and left
Written 4 September 2019
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Eduardo R
Sao Paulo, SP40 contributions
Beautiful and calm eater beach
Sep 2019 • Couples
The beach is very beautiful, sandy, with rocks on the sides, practically without waves, and very shallow for the most part. The water is very clean, incredibly transparent and warm. It is very worth a visit.
Written 4 September 2019
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