Situated in the borders of Esentepe, Alagadi is one of
the few cleanest and biggest shores of our island. When
taking road from Kyrenia towards Esentepe, at the end of
a 16km drive, taking a left hand turn on the road, Alagadi is
situated 600 meters towards the coast. During the
summer season, because the green turtles (karetta-karetta)
have chosen this coast in order to lay their eggs, vehicle
entrance to the beach has been prohibited at most late
afternoons at sunset.
Students from different universities
of the world voluntarily arrive to our country every year
and stay for a full month, in order to help these green
turtles lay their eggs peacefully; to prevent any light or
fire from being started at the sand; to prevent the eggs
of these green turtles to be effected by anything else; and most importantly, to help facilitate the turtles hatching
from the eggs to reach the shore quicker and safer. Entrance to the beach is free of charge.