Nihat Dipova, professor of geotechnics at Akdeniz University has announced that Konyaalti Beach as lost approximately 10,000 square metres of sand in the previous 10 months.

Located near Antalya city centre the Blue Flagged beach is very popular with swimmers and sunbather’s alike.

Using topographic measurements along with satellite images from October 5th 2018 to August 19th 2019 showed that 1 hectare of the beach was lost to erosion.

Reasons for this rapid rate of erosion have been linked to sand and rock quarries in the area and the Bogacay recreation area project. The report stated that “coastal erosion on this beach, which is the symbolic value of Antalya, will have dramatic consequences in a few years unless precautions are taken”.

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