A modern resort town named after the Ottoman admiral Turgut Reis who was born there to a Greek family, the once small fishing village of Turgutreis has been built up by commercialism. It contains several nice developments, shopping, restaurants, and a beautiful marina. That being said, it has no soul. It exists to take the money of tourists and offers little in return.
There’s a decent stretch of very crowded beach with lots of seaweed. It was fairly clean and the views to the Greek islands in the distance made for a gorgeous setting. That was the highlight of my afternoon in Turgutreis.
Turgutreis is accessible via the Bodrum Otogarı (bus terminal). The bus station in Turgutreis is a few blocks from the commercial area and beaches. Buses run later during peak season.