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Gumbet Travel Guide

Gumbet
Gumbet © Matt Chapman

The purpose-built holiday resort of Gumbet, on Turkey's southwest coast, is a stone's throw away from the larger resort of Bodrum and is spreading ever closer to its neighbour as it grows in popularity. The Gumbet holiday resort caters largely for those interested in relaxing on the beach by day, and partying in one of its many nightclubs by night.

For those wanting to attempt something more lively during the day, a multitude of watersports are on offer, including jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and pedal boating. For the less energetic, a leisurely boat trip along the coastline of the Bodrum Peninsula is a great way to catch a tan and explore the scenery while on holiday. Many of the beaches around Gumbet are pebble, but there are a few, like Allora, that are sandy.

As there are not many sightseeing opportunities in Gumbet itself, most visitors opt to catch a dolmus (minibus) to Bodrum, which is about 10 minutes away, or to other nearby towns to shop and see the sights. There are a few bars and restaurants in town which cater largely to tourists, so it's easier to find fish and chips than traditional Turkish cuisine.