Kastro Beach

The importance of Saray district in terms of tourism is that Saray is the only gate of Tekirdağ province opening to the Black Sea. In addition, some of the Istranca Mountains are located within the boundaries of the district. 

Kastro natural beach, located on the Black Sea coast of Tekirdağ, at the foot of the Istranca Mountains, is 10 km away from the district center. In Kastro, forest areas begin with the beach. 

With its current name, Çamlıkoy (former Kastro) is the coastline of Saray with its 2.5 km beach where Thrace's Bahçeköy creek flows into the Black Sea. The road route from Saray to Çamlıkoy passes through the Istranca Mountains (forests). On the route, there are chalets and resort places along the river. 329 hectares of black pine forests in Kastro region were reserved as Nature Protection Area (National Park) on 18 April 1988. There are some touristic facilities and accommodation places in the area, which is organized as a picnic and resting place by the Forestry Management. 

You can perform many activities in touch with nature in Kastro. In this area that combines forest, sea and a creek, you can either ride your bike or have a pleasant time by fishing. The bay, where Bahçeköy stream meets the sea, is designed as a picnic and resting place. Due to the presence of 329 hectares of black pine forests, both the bay and the sides of the creek are under protection. Therefore nothing can be built in Kastro. It is forbidden to cut trees even if they decay too. 

You can take a bike and have fun in the bay where you will have a very enjoyable time. You can rent a bicycle in the 2.5 km Bahçeköy creek. The bay, which also has picnic areas, is a quiet place where you can be with yourself. 

You shouldn't be limited to just riding a bike in the bay. You can fish to relax and do something different. Then you can eat the fish you caught by having a barbecue. 

Due to the presence of 329 hectares of black pine forests, both the bay and the sides of the creek are under protection. Therefore nothing can be built in Kastro. It is forbidden to cut trees even if they decay too. 
Kastro is recently rented to Kaya Tourism. Those who want to benefit from the facility daily pay the entrance fee. Kastro also has places to camp. The forest is full of tents. You can bring your tent yourself or you can rent it from standard tents for two or three people. Electricity is provided to the tents. The water is supplied from the fountains, where the delicious spring water from the mountain flows. There is a market in the camping area too. 

In addition, the Kastro beach is home to sand lilies, one of the rare and endangered plants in the world. Faced with the danger of extinction, sand lily was taken under protection by the International Nature Conservation Association in 2016.

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