Sarigerme (originally known as Osmaniye), has a 7km long beautiful sandy, shallow beach, that is known around the world. Opposite to the beach is “Baba Island” which can be reached by swimming across to it.
When you reach to the peak of the Island looking back at the beach, with its golden sands, the green of the forestry area beyond, the blue skies and the sail boats gently bobbing on the water makes for a spectacular site. Sarigerme beach was relatively unknown and uninhabited until 1995, until SARÇED (Sarigerme Environment and Education Society) was founded in that year. The Society worked on coast regulation, tea houses near the beach, cabins, showers and environment regulation making Sarigerme one of the most popular beaches in the world. To get to the beach you can pick up the “Çekçek” (type of cart) from Sarigerme village to the beach; once you have arrived you will pay a nominal fee for entering.