Alagadi Turtle Beach

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Whether you’re nine or ninety being able to watch turtles hatch is an experience not to be missed. Alagadi beach is about 10 miles from Kyrenia, and there is no entrance fee. Although facilities are limited, being able to see Green Turtles and Loggerhead Turtles emerging from their eggs during August and September is a natural wonder that should not be missed by any visitor to Northern Cyprus. Hatching occurs at night, when the sun has gone down so the hatchlings don’t dry out as they wend their way to the sea. The turtles generally hatch together and head down to the brightest point, which is normally the moon on the water. You can also book tickets with specialist conservation organisations that will allow you to pick up the turtles as they are hatching, so take your little ones (and your big ones) to see a site that is unique to the area.

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