Full beaming sunlight and balmy air have long lured tourists into the shining waters along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Mid-day temperatures in the summer months keep holiday-goers in the shade or in the Bay’s slightly cooler waters. This is high season for tourist traffic in the whole of the coastal region of Turkey. However, Kabak Bay is worth a visit in all season for activities ranging from swimming to hiking to relaxing.
June, July, August and September are the hottest and traditional beach-bathing months at Kabak Bay. The average high temperature in these months ranges from 24 to 34 degrees Celsius, according to the official meteorological website for Turkey. Pleasant night temperatures start at 15 degrees in June and September and can reach 19 in the warmer summer months. These are prime temperatures for sitting on bungalow balconies and stargazing or talking all night long.
Early fall and late spring are probably the most comfortable months in Kabak Bay for those who want to avoid the crowds and still take a dip in the turquoise waters of the Bay. The average high is 19 degrees Celsius in April and 23 in October, but chillier nights of 7 and 15 respectively. Some may find the water too cold during these months, but for the heartier traveler, a short swim after a day of hiking on the Lycian Way is the perfect refreshment.
Winter highs start at 16 degrees Celsius in November and quickly drop to around 10 for the coldest winter months of December, January and February and begin to move back up to 14 in March. Night temperatures can sometimes drop near freezing, but snow is unlikely. Winter months are generally rainy, but the hiking trails and natural vistas can still be enjoyed.
For those wondering if they will be able to brave the cooler water temperatures in the fall and spring months, daily temperature readings are also available at the official meteorological website at http://www.mgm.gov.tr/deniz/deniz-suyu-sicakligi.aspx.