North Cyprus – Mare Monte – Alsancak Public Beach


The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – TFR

 Mare Monte – Alsancak Public Beach

 by Ralph Kratzer

MareMonte_2Some days ago, paying my water bill at the Alsancak Belediyesi, I got the latest issue of the “Alsancak Express”, the newspaper of the Municipality.

The headline was “Mare Monte gets ready for summer”.

Mare Monte is the name of a former tourist hotel and bungalow complex and now of the Alsancak Municipality’s public beach.

Today I have been to the Mare Monte beach in Alsancak to have a short look at it.

P1000516As published in the “Alsancak Express” the whole beach was again cleaned by the Belediye workers, parasols and sunbeds are provided and the nice little beach bar, run by the authorities, is ready to start its business.

If you are not bothered by the nearby building sites of the new Merit Hotel complex you will find a beautiful clean sandy beach with no entrance fee, a spacious car park (no shade for the cars), showers and toilets.

P1000514A sunbed costs 2.50 TL a day and the prices in the beach bar are absolutely affordable, eg 1 bottle of beer 5 TL and the different snacks (Döner, meat skewers, burgers, meatballs, sandwiches) between 8 TL and 12 TL a portion!

It is  worth  going there, thanks to the effort of the Alsancak Belediyesi, if you like to have a quiet rest and a relaxing swim,  it is better to go during the week or early morning/late evening at weekends because daytime at weekends it may be a little bit crowded…..

To find the beach, follow the sign “ALSANCAK HALK PLAJI” on the main coastal road.

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About tfrsecretary

Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany in 1957, I was educated at a Baccalaureate High School. Later completed Technical University with a degree in Economic Informatics. I served for 12 years in the German Army before joining a French computer company for another 10 years. Then ran my own motorcycle and gastronomy businesses before deciding to retire. I arrived in North Cyprus with my second wife in 2004 and since her sad loss in 2011, I have kept myself very busy trying to help others with similar problems and in 2012 became the Secretary of “The Foreign Residents in the TRNC” (TFR). I am very keen to see expat communities coming together and playing their part in helping North Cyprus, our adopted homeland.
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3 Responses to North Cyprus – Mare Monte – Alsancak Public Beach

  1. stanito says:

    Thanks for sharing this 🙂 visiting Northern Cyprus was certainly interesting.

  2. Pingback: Alsancak fights for Mare Monte Public Beach – “Mare Monte is Ours” – CyprusScene.com

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