Altınova Kum Adası

As we drive further along the coast from Ayvalik to Altinova Sandbanks, there are plenty of sandy beaches and some peculiar rock formations, clearly man made you can see them along one particular stretch of the coast. At Altinova beach there is a long natural sandbank connected to the mainland by a metal bridge. We stopped for some lunch and asked why there were so many rocky man made islets and apparently they were designed to stop the beach areas getting clogged up with seaweed. Unfortunately it hasn’t worked well and perhaps one long sea wall would have done a better job.

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