The bay at Cökertme is popular as a first-night stop for yachts and gulets heading down into the Gulf of Gokova from Turgutreis. It’s an attractive spot, hemmed in by high precipitous slopes covered with pine trees and peppered by olive groves on the lower slopes. The small hamlet perched on the sand has a reputation for being a welcoming place to stop-over. You are bound to find a good bunch of like-minded charterers with whom to shoot the breeze late into the night at a waterfront restaurant. There are a few good spots, but our favorite is Hassan’s for its excellent exotic food, great red wine (Dikmen is the name to watch out for!) and live Turkish folk music. An enterprising local is usually around to give camel rides. The village also flourishes with handmade carpet weaving, so it's the perfect place to pick up a rug and take a piece of Turkey home with you.
The best place to anchor is in the western side of the cove with a line ashore to the west side or closer in with a line ashore to the beach. There are also a number of laid moorings which can be used if free.
The bottom is mud, sand and weed with poor holding in places.
In calm weather you can anchor off the hamlet though depths drop off quickly.
Watch carpets being woven as you enjoy a cup of Turkish coffee with casual fare and listen to live music over a meal at Hassan’s.
Restaurants and limited provisions are available.