Sustainable management schemes for coastal recreational areas in the antalya region of Turkey


7th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 2005, Kusadasi, Turkey, 25 - 29 October 2005, vol.1, pp.235-246 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Kusadasi
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-246
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Recreation is regarded all activities that realized for relaxing, spending free times and entertainment. Water-dependent recreation activities are among the most favourite attractions for tourists today. However, there may be some negative impacts of recreation on the natural environments if the recreation activities are not properly managed in a system approach. Existing recreation management schemes of beach, picnic and camping sites in Antalya region of Turkey, which directly depend on water and other coastal properties, were examined in this study. An environmental control list that based on the previous studies and included such items as environmental management, energy, water, site design, planting were prepared and implemented in coastal recreational areas in the region. Results showed that the administrations of coastal recreational areas were quite aware of environmental conservation and the suitability of existing structures and protection of natural vegetation were satisfactory in general. However, some improvements in waste management, water and energy use are needed.