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sarahlou


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Hi,

We are holidaying in the Esentepe area in the summer and wanted to know the best beaches and things to do other than Golf.



Any tips or guidance much appreciated.



SL x



cypriot


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Hi there, best beaches near you is Alagadi beach. It`s very quite during the week days but very busy at the weekends. Thats because it`s free. There`s a charge in many private beaches If i`m not wrong usually 5 to 10 each. If you dont mind to pay try Deniz kizi or Escape beach and Accapulco beach. Accapulco is the nearest one. The service is good you get drinks and food to deliver to you at the beach or you can go up to the restaurant area.



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Check out this page for beaches in Kyrenia:

http://www.cyprus44.com/kyrenia/beaches.asp



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Alagadi beach would be lovely.....IF, it wasn't for the rubbish all over it!! It always surprises me that this beach is frequently plugged as Turtle beach etc etc and how wonderful to see them hatching etc etc. Then you arrive and the reality sets in, rubbish everywhere!!. Why can't they clean it up if so proud of it!! I know that most of it is what comes from other countries in the med and gets washed up, but a tractor and trailor once in a while to rake and clear it up would transform it. Yes at certain times of year this would not be possible due to the turtles but I can't believe that it cannot be done outside of these times. If the TRNC government really want to attract tourism then this is not the way to do it as most tourists probably never return once they set foot on this beach. How can you advertise and plug this as one of the main attractions when it is in such a disgusting state!!?? And the public toilets.....well.....that's another story.



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Whole heartidly agree, İn the winter i walk the dogs there(always carry a poopa scoopa) and on certain sections have to keep them on the leash because of the broken glass. A word of Warning, on the Picnic area back towards the road, because of strays attacking the goats,its not unknown for the Shepherd to put down poisoned meat.



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Oh great - that has put me right off going there and I was really looking forward to taking my two children there! I wonder if something can be done about it???



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Aha......However bored housewife, I may be able to cheer you up a little. Just over the hill (East of Alagadi beach) is another beach which is much nicer and not so littered. If you don't want to trek up and over the hill from Alagadi (which I think you wouldn't!) You can get to it by car. If you were driving west to Alagadi from Esentepe before you get to the turning for Alagadi you will see some flags advertising 'Nature Bay' properties. Near this you turn right off the road (near a disused Army camp) and there are some metal gates, drive throught this and follow the track and it will lead you to a small car parking area, with a path that leads down to the beach. Note that sometimes the gate is padlocked shut so you have to take the track left of the gates which is a bit bumpy, but still driveable.



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Thank you millzer for that information. Will make a note of that when we come out in the summer! Its a shame though that Alagadi beach is littered with rubbish. I know that can deter the turtle from laying eggs if there is a lot of rubbish there. Who looks after the beaches? I heard you can contact a university here (I think??) to arrange to go and watch the turtles - correct me if I am wrong. Maybe they should be doing things to clear up the beaches or organise parties to keep it clean. Even I would be happy to help out when I was over!



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I would be more than happy to help too. Maybe we could set up a group to tidy up this particular beach we do it all the time in the UK maybe not beaches but woods and marsh lands.

Shona



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Yes Shona I think that would be great. Maybe I might contact Exeter University as I think they are the ones who organise the turtle watching and ask them about sorting out the beach! Will let you know how I get on!



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Another good beach is out at Kaplica which is beyond Tatlisu. Beach is free, you only pay for the beds if you use them. Changing rooms are available as is a beach restaurant and minimarket where they allow you to purchase food and eat in the beach restaurant so long as you buy a drink.

Failing that you can eat in the hotel restaurant, a bit more expensive but the fish is good.

Beach is safe, shallow water for quite a long way and there are now litter bins along the beach.

Karen



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If you care to travel a bit further up Karpas, visit Malibu , free tidy , good restaurant and excellent new bargain priced hotel



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Hi Karen,



We have bought on Seaterra Reserve, do you know if this beach is close to us?

I haven't got a clue where all these places are as we haven't been able to find a good map yet.

Regards

Fiona ( steelmans other half )



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Obviousy we never travelled far enough up karpas way i was very dissapointed with the beaches we saw full of rubbish and dirt.These were the ones opposite the alkan holiday village,

Paul.



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Hi Paul

I wouldn't call that a beach opposite Alkans its more like a rubbish dump! Last year Alkan decided he wanted to build a marina there but planning has put a stop to it so now he has a half built jetty.



Hi Fiona

Not sure which Seaterra site you have bought, Esentepe or Tatlisu. Alagadi Turtle Beach is the first beach you will come to if travelling from Girne direction towards Esentepe/Tatlisu. Just past Esentepe, heading towards Tatlisu there are a couple of coves which are accessible but aren't that clean. Beyond Tatlisu is Kaplica (pronounced Kaplesha). Follow the coat road along up into the Karpas and you will come to Malibu beach.



Have a look at http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=35.335573&lon=33.245144&z=13&l=0&m=a&v=2



Any problems with that site let me know as I find it good because people have added various places to it.



Karen



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Hi Karen

do you know how old the map is on this site?, I have just found it and am trying to pinpoint places, but not sure when the images were taken.

Wendy



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Hi Wendy

I'd say it was around July/August last year.

Which area are you looking for in particular?

Karen



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Oh, I thought it was older than that, I'm looking for the Kavenkoy apts at Alsanack, can't find them anywhere.



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Wendy

I'm not familiar with those but the Merit is marked on the map so if you follow the main road along you will come to the triangle turning where the golden lady is.

Is it anywhere near to that?

Karen



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Wendy

Thinking about it when I said July/August last year I meant the Esentepe/Tatlisu side of the Island. Just had a look at where our friends are in Alsancak and I'd say that area was updated around a year ago. Sorry..:(



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Is the golden lady the same as whats called the statue of liberty on the map? We turned off there.The first time we went over we were driven round by the agents,so didn't take in all the roads, the next time we went we hired a car,got lost a couple of times before we found them. I will keep looking must be there somewhere.

Weney



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Yes. I've just added the Corner Bar which is on the junction where you turn up to go to the Riverside Complex/Sunnylane School.



Karen



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Thanks, I 'll take another look,we are near to the sunnylane school.

Wendy



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dodger

Malibu is worth visit, it is cleaned by hotel owner each day, bed and umbrella 10ytl. I have photos if anyone would like to see



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yes i would love to see them.



steelman550


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Hi Karen

Thanks, have had a look at the map and can see Seaterra esentepe, but I dont think were on the map yet at seaterra reserve. Did manage to locate some beaches so thanks.



Kind Regards

Fiona



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Hi Fiona

I have put the reserve on the map today by the way we are in C4

hope it helps.

Derek



steelman550


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Thanks Derek,



Your a star. We are your neighbours, we are also in C4, we have met on the seaterra forum. You said you will be the 'big guy sitting at the bar' we shall look out for you and we look forward to meeting you both at some point.



regards

fiona



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Only to glad to help fellow Resrevist or others.

We are out there on 18th May for ten days I want to check out the area for bars,places to eat out, beaches and places of interest ,Jen wants to go shopping so she knows what she wants for the apartment when we go back for the hand over.WHO WILL WIN.

Derek



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Hi Derek.

We would be really interested in your findings, even if Jen does win ( we can talk sofa's and curtains then ) We were only over for the inspection trip which was an exceptionally short 36hrs. Talk about buying on impulse!! So any info would be greatly received. R u going to the Reserve while you are out?



Fiona



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Hi Fiona

We did the same in May when we there were only a couple of holes in the ground

but we the idea of not being middle of future building plots. the position is perfect for us to look out of the windows and always have the same view of the sea.

I was out there in October staying in the south, but paid a visit to the Reserve the change in six mouths was amazing not only was the apartment built,

all the glass was in, tiling completed,electrics and aircon pipes as well.

after all that yes we will be there on the Reserve and will bring you up to date

(photo's to)

Derek



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Hi Derek,



I know this is really cheeky ( but hey, if you dont ask you dont get )

Any chance you could take a couple of photo's of our apartment (C4 Apt 12) esp from the balcony and the roof terrace if you can get access. we have forgotten what it looks like, and trying to work out the photos from the Seaterra site is a nightmare.



We would be very very grateful and first pint would be on us.



Fiona



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Hi Fiona

It will be a pleasure.

Derek



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Thank you soooooo much



Fiona



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In my experience, the only clean beaches have to be paid for. Most of these are between Kyrenia and Lapta. Escape beach probably best but very expensive a 15YTL per day. Very nice free clean beach next to the big new hotel (the one that looks like a prison) in Karavanseray.



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Don't dispair BHW - We visited in the Spring and Alagadi had the rubbish, again in the summer and the beach was litter and rubbish free - thanks to the marine students running the Turtle project, but the bins in the upper car park (alagadi end) were overflowing !! Returned in October and the car park bins had been emptied and clean and the beach was cleaned as well. Maybe they have put some program together. It really is a great place to spend the day - but make sure you take a sunshade in summer !! If you spend the afternoon and early evening there in July / August, around 6pm, the marine students will come down and you can se the turtles hatching which is just great !



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Oh - and a little further towards Kyrenia there is a small beach with a beach bar called Lara. Very nice little bay with sandstone flats. There are beds and shades which are 5ytl for the day, and it is kept clean by the restaurant owners.



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Hi Perry

We went to Alagadi for the first time in October and we thought there was loads of rubbish especially to the right of the cafe. There were empty plastic bottles, cans/coke tins that you could easily cut your feet on - all sorts of rubbish. To the left hand side of the cafe was a bit better but still had a little bit of rubbish further up the beach. Was a bit disappointed really. Husband used the loos and said they were awful and yes bins were overflowing which didnt look good! Sorry I sound very negative dont I!!!!! I am sure in the summer it will be better and will definitely try it again! I heard you can hire beach umbrellas?



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Try driving further round and go through Alagadi village - that end of the beach always seems cleaner - but you have to walk down the sand dunes.

I dont think you can hire bed there - we have invested in some camping chairs, beach mats and parasols.....



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Sorry hit return before finishing - when we were there October half term that end was clean - my sons were playing football on it as well.

Forgot to ask BHW- where is your property ?



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Yes we were there week before half term, half term and some of week after. The beach to the right hand side was really awful, but yes to the left it was cleaner definitely but maybe not as clean as we are used to! Typical English eh! We are at Turtle Bay Village - just down the road.



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We were also at Alagadi for the first time in October. Thought the beach was nice but there was a lot of rubbish about which did spoil it we ended up going to Acapulco resort, fantastic beach and facilities but having to pay 60ytl for the four of us meant we did not go back. If the beach resorts that charge entry asked for a sensible amount I am sure they would make more money as people would use them more, seems very short sighted



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Try Lara - just a little further from Alagadi - smaller but litter free and a clean beach restaurant. They charge YTL 5 per day for beds / umbrellas, so a lot cheaper than Acapulco.

BHW - Our villa is in Bellapais so I will post the telephone numbers of the restaurants for you. I know Abbey Bell Tower and Kybelle will pick up from Esentepe - and you won't regret going to either great food, location and staff.



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Norths4me,

I totally agree they are shooting themselves in the foot! Perhaps if they charged a more reasonable price more people would go. With them would come all that extra income generated from the drinks, food and ice-cream that people (especially those with children) would be buying.As most people stay the whole day I would think this would be a considerable amount. Lost count of the amount of people saying that they will not be using Acupulco or Escape due to price increases. Seems like bad buisness to me.



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Acapulco was really good and for some reason our kids went free - one was 5 1/2 and the other 3 when we went. Do they charge over a certain age? We paid 30YTL for the 4 of us to go in but again I think it may be an age thing. We found it was worth that price because we were there all day long.



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anybody tried vogue beach yet ,seen it early last year before it opened up for season, looked really good dont know what its like pricewise anybody know ?



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Where is vogue torres,

Regards,

Paul.



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next to acapulco casino at the begining of the coast road ,on way out to essentepe area ,drove past few weeks ago looks like a big extension getting built on top of hotel



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Whenever we visit any of the beaches that have litter on them we come away from them with a carrier bag full of rubbish.

We feel it is our way of contributing in a small way to the cleanliness of the area and maybe if the locals see us clearing up they may realise that to drop litter in the forst place isn't the done thing.



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denali does this have any relevance to vogue beach ?



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Hi,

We have just bought at Sea Terra Bay, it doesn't eappear to be marked on that Wikipedia map. If anyone knows where it is, can they please put it on? Any other Sea Terra Bay people out there?



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Hi dodger, have you given up dodger and east hull, just curious

kind regards

p



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Hi we have a forum for all seaterra owners if you would like to join e-mail me and i will send your details on to the forum manager

we are on the Marina site

Cheers Keith



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Torres - don't think we have ever been on Voue beach!



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A beach a day so many to chose from. Alagadi was our first four years ago so it is always memorable to return. I have got into the habit of taking beach essentials and a plastic bag. Easy stowage of litter at the end of a relaxing day and i tend to fill it with other pickings as i meander back to the car. Ive noticed one or two others carrying out this odd habit, i wonder if it may be catching on.



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View google earth and the pebble beach shows you what exactly it is like with the sh 1 t washed up from all over the middle east. Council have no money or resources to clean it up. If the area was populated and hence financed as the costas i guess it would be as clean but at the mo, no.

As a by note my daughter went scuba diving with the nice Cypriot guy off Alagadi and while i was there with my nurse companion stumbled across several non diabetic needles/disgarded syringes.

Be careful it appears NC has smack heads.



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Yes I agree the beaches have huge amounts of litter,most washed up daily .After helping clean Alagadi numerous times before the turtles arrive we have always stayed for a lovely dip ,only to see plastic carrier bags floating towards us.!!!!!!!!!

How about putting your thoughts on paper and writing to the Minister of Tourisum to complain etc etc.The more people that write or even email the TRNC Government the better.

Have a lovely day everyone.



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Been visiting Alagadi since 1969. Horrible place ! - please avoid at all costs. We only go there because we are masochists !!Escape much better!!



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