Gumbet is a modern beach resort within easy reach of Bodrum. A prime destination for beach holidays, Gumbet has long stretches of white sand, warm clear waters and plenty of exciting activities for everyone. Gumbet holidays are an excellent choice whether you want to relax on the beach, try some water sports or visit fascinating local historical attractions.
The average temperature in Gumbet in the warmest month of July is 29°C and 12°C during the coldest month of January.
International Milas Bodrum Airport: The closest international airport to Gumbet at 39km away.
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With beaches, waterparks, shops and nightlife galore, there’s something for everyone in Gumbet. Dedeman Aquapark is just a short drive away, whilst adults will love letting their hair down in the clubs and bars of Gumbet and Bodrum. Spend time on the beach relaxing or join in with one of the many water sports on offer, like jet skiing or taking a spin in a banana boat.
If you’d prefer a day inland, you can take a dolmus to the nearby Dedeman Aquapark. The park is popular with both adults and children and has a great assortment of attractions including swimming pools, water bikes, several restaurants and a selection of water slides. There are loads of souvenir shops within the park, making it easy to grab some mementos of your holiday and buy gifts for your friends and family at home.
Gumbet is ideally located for a bit of retail therapy, with Bodrum Market nearby and the small village of Milas, where you can purchase beautiful handmade rugs and carpets at very reasonable prices. The shopping in Gumbet itself is as you would expect in Turkey, with bustling markets and haggling traders selling handmade wares, clothing and souvenirs at their stalls. Gumbet is rivalled in its vibrant nightlife by its famous neighbouring resort, Bodrum. On Bar Street, you’ll find a huge selection of pubs, clubs and bars which stay open until the early hours of the morning. The buzzing nightlife is matched in quality by the local cuisine, with plenty of places to get a tasty meal. Turkish food is delicious with local favourites ranging from traditional kebabs and grilled meats to vegetarian options such as veggies in pita bread.
Gumbet’s most striking feature is its kilometre long, soft white sand beach . The beach itself has become a well looked after tourist attraction, with lively beach bars, shops, cafes and hotels bordering it. Beach lovers are catered to with parasols, comfy beach bean bags and sun loungers, meaning you’re never very far away from a seat if you want to put your feet up. In terms of activities, you can do as much or as little as you want. If you’re looking for a thrilling ride, try jet skiing or banana boating. More relaxing water-based activities include pedaloes, snorkelling and scuba diving, which lets you get face to face with Gumbet’s coral reef and marine life.
Party lovers: Gumbet has a vibrant nightlife scene with plenty of nightclubs and bars to choose from on the aptly named Bar Street, making it ideal for club hopping with friends. The party district also has a good selection of places to eat and drink.
Sun seekers: Gumbet is known for its beautiful 1km long white sandy beach, which is equipped with sun loungers, bean bags and parasols.
Active types: As well as relaxing in the sun, there’s lots of fun activities to do on the beach. There are many water sports for you to enjoy in Gumbet including scuba diving, snorkelling, jet skiing and boat trips . If you’re feeling more adventurous you can try parasailing or hop on the back of a banana boat. The shallow waters by the shore make the beach ideal for swimming and you can simply head towards the shore and put your feet down if you get tired.
Currency: Turkish Lira.
Local Time: Two hours ahead of GMT/London time.
Fly To: Milas Bodrum Airport.
Flight Time from the UK: Around 4 hours.
Tourist Information: For useful tourist information visit www.goturkeytourism.com/destinations-turkey/bodrum-peninsula- of-turkey.html.
Visa and Health: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel- advice/turkey provides information on visa requirements and health considerations before you visit.
Temperature: In the hottest month of July the average temperature is 29°C. The average temperature in the coldest month of January is 12°C.
Best time to visit: Gumbet experiences warm weather for most of the year. If you prefer milder temperatures, it’s best to visit in spring, during March and April. Things heat up in April and summer then lasts through to October. Winters in Gumbet are mild, with temperatures staying around the mid-teens.
By Taxi: Taxis in Gumbet are yellow and metered, with peak rates coming into operation at night. Taxis are a great value option for short journeys and airport transfers.
By Dolmus: A cheap and easy way to get around Gumbet is by dolmus, or minibuses. You can get on and off wherever you like, making them one of the most flexible methods of transport.
By Bus: There’s a regular bus service in operation between several resorts on the coast including Gumbet and Bodrum. Bus tickets are cheap and offer a good way to enjoy the scenery as you travel.
For water sports enthusiasts: Fans of underwater sports will enjoy the Bodrum Diving Festival, which takes place in mid-May. Attractions include demonstrations and exhibits showcasing historic diving equipment through the ages. The festival takes place at Bodrum Marina Yacht Club and also features great live music and dancing.
For cyclists: In May, Bodrum hosts the Bodrum Bicycle Festival. The event aims to inspire people to cycle and by doing so it will reduce emissions and make travel more planet-friendly. The bike ride stretches across several cycle trails in the region with performances and live music encouraging the cyclists as they go.
For beach lovers: A new festival, Sunsplash, takes place in June on Aspat Beach in nearby Bodrum. The festival is a unique mix of European electronic and dance music, and pop up workshops about wellness, graffiti and music production, there’s even one that takes place in the Byzantine bathhouse. During the festival, beach bungalows are set up for you to sat in or you can simply head back to your hotel afterwards.