Cold Water Bay 36°33.8′N, 29°05.0′E
Cold Water Bay, lying just SE of Fethiye, is a stunning bay fed by fresh water springs flowing from the Taurus Mountains. Pushing cold water up through the rocky bottom, swimming here is an invigorating experience. It is quite beautiful, with rushing white surf and dazzling, crystal clear water. It is well sheltered.
On the slopes are the remains of some Byzantine buildings, some with mosaics.
A 10-minute tender ride will bring you to the Gemiler Adasi, with a sunken town dating back to the Byzantine era. A short walk up behind Cold Water Bay will bring you to Kaya Köy, an abandoned Greek village.
A restaurant is ashore and a boatman will direct your anchor placement and run a line to preset attachments on the cliff face. The restaurant is lovely and well-priced.