Gumbet holidays

Want a holiday to a modern beach resort with a cosmopolitan vibe? On the Turkish Riviera, you’ll find amazing holidays to Gümbet. Once a sleepy finishing village, today it’s one of the busiest places on this stretch of coastline. You can make the most of sun-soaked beaches with white-gold sand and lush, green countryside, before heading out for a night on the tiles. Gümbet has a reputation for top-notch nightlife, with a superb choice of beachfront bars and late-night clubs. And if that’s not enough for you, you’re just a stone’s throw from energetic Bodrum town and its famous clubs, making this a great spot not just for families and couples, but for groups of mates too. 

Things to do

Find your favourite spot on the resort’s sand-and-shingle shores and make the most of that Mediterranean sun; it’s a great way to start the day. You’ll find plenty of beach bars and cafés nearby to keep you fuelled throughout the day. The pristine waters are ideal for swimming, and water sports enthusiasts can make the most of the thrilling activities available here. Why not plan a scuba diving trip and explore the colourful marine life that lies beneath? When the sun goes down, the top-notch nightlife takes centre stage; you’ll find dozens of bustling venues on Bar Street. And if you want to venture further afield, lively Bodrum town is just a short trip away. 

So, where is Gümbet?

Look at a Gümbet, Turkey on a map and you’ll see it’s lonightlcated on the Aegean Coast, on the Bodrum Peninsula, in the south-west of the country. It’s less than 5km from the popular beach resort of Bodrum, which means there’s always the perfect excuse for a day trip or two.

Tour the city on a Segway

Make sightseeing in Gümbet even more fun with Aegean Gingers Segway Tours. They’ll show you the ropes before guiding you around the best the city has the offer. You won’t need to stress about snapping holiday shots along the way either; your guide will do for you that free of charge.

Party all night

When the sun goes down, the fun doesn’t stop in Gümbet; in fact, it’s just getting started. There’s a lively nightlife scene here. You’ll be able to soak up the atmosphere at a local restaurant and try out some tasty Turkish food. If you want to party until the early hours of the morning, you’ll also find a handful of clubs with a warm welcome and some pumping tunes right through until the small hours.

Explore historical Bodrum

If you want to sample a slice of Turkish culture and history, you’ll find plenty of it over in Bodrum, which is only 3km away. This stunning coastal city is home to an impressive castle dating back to the 15th century; you can’t miss it towering over the spectacular harbour. Throughout the year, the streets are alive with colourful, cultural celebrations and festivals, complete with traditional folk dancing and delicious local good.
Check out the Underwater Archaeology Museum

Also in Bodrum, you can discover the Underwater Archaeology Museum, which has a unique twist. You won’t find any boring exhibits here, just lots of intriguing wrecks and artefacts that have been found over the centuries. Make sure you check out the oldest wreck ever found, which dates from Ancient Egyptian times and has been painstakingly restored to its former glory.

Map of Gumbet

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12-29 ℃

A year-round destination with warm Mediterranean summers and mild winters.

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Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV).

Gumbet is best for...

Beach lovers: The resort’s sand-and-shingle shores are among the Bodrum Peninsula’s most popular. The kilometre-long Blue Flag beach is gorgeous, so grab a beanbag or sun lounger and soak up the sun.

Clubbers: The loud and lively nightlife begins on the beach; you can sip drinks at sunset before starting your night at Bar Street. Gümbet gives Bodrum town a run for its money when it comes to serious clubbing.

Water sports fans: The beach is one of the finest places on the coastline for water sports thrills. Fancy trying your hand at knee-boarding or windsurfing? Head to one of the centres to book a lesson. 

Fast facts for Gumbet

Language: Turkish.

Currency: Turkish Lira.

Local time: Gumbet is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Bodrum Airport. The transfer to Gumbet takes 1 hour.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Gumbet is 4 hours.

Visas and health: If you’re a British Citizen and you’re travelling to Gumbet for a holiday, you will not need a visa unless you are planning on staying for more than 90 days in a 180-day period. If you need any more advice on Turkey visas, or entry requirements - please visit FCDO website for the latest guidance. 

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Getting around Gumbet

By dolmus: These local public minibuses are a great way to get around. Tickets are cheap and you can hop on and off as and when you like.  

By taxi: Look out for licensed yellow taxis; you’ll have no trouble finding one in the resort. Bear in mind that they run on a meter and rates are higher at night. It’s worth asking for an estimate before you get in, or get your hotel to pre-book a taxi for you and agree the price before you set off.

By bus: There’s a regular bus service running between here and neighbouring resorts on the coast. It’s a good option for daytrips to places like Bodrum. 

Events in Gumbet

Sunsplash Festival: Fancy clubbing on the beach? Every May, Bodrum town’s beautiful beach plays host to a five-day electro music festival. Before the party starts at night, you can relax by the sea, take a yoga class, and see artists at work.

Bodrum Bicycle Festival: Also in May, you can find the Bodrum Bicycle Festival 10 minutes away by bus. It’s a fun-filled event designed to promote eco-friendly travel. Cyclists ride through the region’s trails, with live music and performers cheering them along the way.  

Gumbet weather

Temperature: 12-29 (°C)

The resort is blessed with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, with hot summers that can last from April through to October. If you’d prefer more comfortable highs for your Gümbet holidays, spring’s mid-20 temperatures will suit you better. Things start to cool down a little at the end of the autumn, but they usually manage to hover in the mid-teens throughout the winter.

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