If you are interested in watching turtles, do not miss the turtle beach in Northern Cyprus!
Northern Cyprus is one of the most attractive places in the world for nature enthusiasts. This country not only has many natural beauties such as forests and gardens, but also welcomes the visitors with its amazing beaches. The Turtle Beach is one of the tourist attractions in Northern Cyprus. Stay with us till the end of this article, to understand everything about this beautiful beach, know the best time to visit and plan the trip.
North Cyprus, the turtle’s paradise
Not only the appealing nature of Northern Cyprus is an attraction for tourists, but also the island is considered a favorable living habitat for animals due to the desirable climatic conditions. It is known that the turtle is an amphibian and prefers to live in humid environments. Therefore, Northern Cyprus can be a suitable place for growing turtles.
The turtles living in Northern Cyprus are divided into two main groups, the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) and the green turtle (Chelonia mydas). The coasts of Northern Cyprus, along with the coasts of Turkey and other Mediterranean coasts, are the sites that are constantly being monitored to secure the turtles lives.
Both loggerhead and green turtles spawn and grow on soft sand beaches. Alagadi beach is one of the beaches with desirability. This beach is located next to Esentepe and on the eastern side of Kyrenia.
Besides Alagadi Beach, Golden Beach is also one of the beaches located in Northern Cyprus and is considered as an ideal place for turtle spawning.
Turtles Spawn Time
Turtles lay between 70 and 150 eggs between late March and early June. As we said, these eggs are placed on soft beaches. In order to protect turtle eggs, egg protection activities are also formed during this period. People and dogs can accidentally dig the ground and harm the eggs. This is an important reason to protect turtle eggs.
Normally, turtles are born 50 to 60 days after spawning. Baby turtles with 4 cm length and 15 to 20 grams weight are one of the cutest animals. Fortunately, you can also visit these beautiful creatures by coordinating your trip during the time when the turtles hatch from their eggs. Small turtles hatch at night to protect themselves from potential predators.
It is interesting to know that in 1991, the Society for the Protection of Turtles (SPOT) was established in Northern Cyprus in order to save the turtles in Northern Cyprus. The establishment of such organization shows the high importance of turtle lives in Northern Cyprus. So don’t waste time and come to Northern Cyprus to visit these adorable creatures.