A number of interlaced coves adorn the shoreline of Göcek Bay, on the western side of Gulf Fethiye. Göcek is one the most important boating spots in Turkey. Most of the anchorages in Göcek afford all-round shelter. Göcek is easliy accessible by air and road. Most provisions can be found. Maintenance and service facilities have been improved since the marinas opened. The bay is sufficiently deep.
Göcek carries Mediterrenean climate conditions. Mild and rainy, relatively warm in winter and hot in summer. The medium temperature is 30 C degree in summer. Rainfall is relatively low along the shoreline because of the geographical formation of the mountains. The mountains plummet into the sea. Humidity is relatively low. Vegetation along the shoreline is maquis including bushes and olive trees, but the valleys are thickly wooded with pine including pinus nigra, pinus bruita and cedrus. Göcek is renowned for growing tangerines and lemons as well as oranges because of the climate.
The predominant wind in Göcek blows from W-NW. The breeze (Meltem) starts blowing in may. It is full strength in july august and dies in october. The strenght varies between 15 and 40 knots. The prevailing wind blows from the isthmus of Kapıdağ Peninsula, penetrates into the coves in varying strenghts, depending on their location, and reaches Göcek as southerly. When the winds blows stronger in the Gulf of Fethiye, it blows into Göcek Bay from N and NW, but does cause severe gusts. In strong nighttime westerlies , there can be gusts and confused seas, and considerable swell will penetrate deep into the bay.
There are several ways to enter. There are good depths in the passages close to the coast, the slopes rise sheer from the sea. Powerboats usually follow the route off Yassıca Islands due to speed limit in Göcek Bay.
Electricty is not available in the coves. The restaurants produce their own electricty. Water supply is available.
Göces coves are crowded and hot in July and August, but cool in May through June and in September and October. Seasonally, there may be mosquitoes, bees or flies in some of the coves, depending on the wind.