Kum Mahallesi Plajı is a seven-kilometer sandy beach in the small town of Tasucu, 90 km from the center of Mersin.
In general, there are two beaches in Tasucu – the city Tasucu Plajı (I will talk about it in separate post) and Kum Mahallesi Plajı. The port separates them. In this area you can meet many Russians who are working on the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.
Kum Mahallesi can be conditionally divided into 2 parts – the central one (many vacationers) and the remote desert. I’ll mark them on the map below: kak-dobratsja-iz-mersina-a5a36a6.jpg” alt=”Kum Mahallesi Plajı Beach — 32 photos how to get from Mersin” />
Map of Kum Mahallesi Beach
It will not be possible to drive along the entire 7-kilometer beach by entering the beach road near the port, as it is periodically interrupted by either dead ends or trenches.
Kum Mahallesi — the central part
In the central part Kum Mahallesi beach (if you look at the map above, it is on the left) there is a sleeping residential area built up with 2-3 storey residential complexes. There are shops and small restaurants from time to time. The coastline is often littered, there are areas with sunbeds and umbrellas, and there are quite a lot of vacationers here, especially on weekends.
Along the entire beach, located opposite the residential area, there are barriers everywhere blocking the entrance to the road running along the beach. Personally, these actions are not very clear to me, there is a wide road where you could park normally and not bother anyone.
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Kum Mahallesi Beach – entry is closed
If you want everything go there, watch the locals, they usually know the moves.
Below in the photo is the very beginning of the central part of the beach (borders on the port area):
Kum Mahallesi Plajı Beach
Kum Mahallesi Beach
The entrance to the water is sandy, but the beach itself is sometimes covered with stones and pebbles.
Kum Mahallesi Plajı Beach. photo 1
Kum Mahallesi Plajı Beach. photo 2
locals constantly litter on all the beaches of Mersin without exception
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Kum Mahallesi Beach trash
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in the photo below low-rise residential complexes near the beach:
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below, on the right, the port of Tasucu is visible in the photo:
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Kum Mahallesi – the desert part
In the desert part of Kum Mahallesi (if you look at the map above, it is on the right) there is a large protected area where people sail sea turtles leave their offspring, so most of the beach is not built up, wild and deserted.
Here, the local authorities also closed the passage of cars to the beach. All entrances are dug up with such trenches.
Kum Mahallesi beach and a dug entrance
or with such blocks:
Kum Mahallesi beach, no entry for cars
We were lucky, we drove to the beach through some bushes following a local car, and were able to get onto a dirt road that runs along the entire beach to its most remote wild part. On the map I will mark where this passage is located (relevant at the end of July 2023).
Link to a place on Google maps where you can drive: https://goo.gl/maps/nARYjKBft5pWuDPh6
We drove about 3 kilometers away from residential areas and ended up in a completely wild area where there was not a single soul. First, a hundred-meter strip of sand dunes begins from the road, and already behind it is a wide sandy beach.
Kum Mahallesi Plajı, photo 1
Kum Mahallesi Plajı, photo 2
Here you can sunbathe without any problems without clothes.
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The sea water was clean. The entrance to the water is gentle – mostly sandy. in some places sand and pebble. There was occasionally garbage on the beach, but not in such quantities as in the crowded part.
Of course, there are no benefits of civilization in this part of Qom Mahallesi, so take everything with you. In the evening – after 18 hours, a huge number of mosquitoes appear. There are especially many of them in these sand dunes.
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Kum Mahallesi Plajı, photo 7
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Kum Mahallesi beach, sand dunes by the sea
Kum Mahallesi Beach
Kum Mahallesi beach, entrance to the water
Kum Mahallesi wild beach
Kum Mahallesi is in my TOP 5 best beaches in Mersin province. In the first place – Toslaklar Koyu, in the second – Yapraklı Koy Plajı, in the third – Anemurium Antik Kenti, in fourth – Kum Mahallesi Plajı, fifth – Kızkalesi.