Sahil Kamp İstanbul

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Who are we ?

Sahil Kamp Istanbul is a recreation, sports, activity and training facility, by the sea, which is established over a 35 hectars forest area. The facilities are in the Büyük İskele location of Sahilköy Village, Şile. The recreational areas of the camp are leased from the Ministry of Forest and completely covered with pine trees. The bottoms of the pine trees were cleaned and disinfected wooden platforms. Tent or picnic tables are established on the platforms. The platform tent and picnic areas are an area more than 20 decares. There is adequate number of fountains meeting the needs of the tent and picnic areas. There are toilet and shower. There are kiosk, market and a 200 m2 tea garden in the same area. You may watch soccer tournaments with projection in the tea garden.


You may shop with the city prices in our market. There are wide arbors, installed on rocks facing the sea. It is possible to rest, sleep and pass the night in the arbors. In the hill facing the sea, there is special restaurant with special menu. Again in this area, the yörük tent is installed where pancake, Turkmen manti, Turkmen pilaff are served. You may have a unique camp experience in the nature where forest and sea meet within Şile with Sahil Kamp in the school organizations. All your needs required for camping are met by Sahil Kamp Istanbul.

SAHİLKÖY, Şile, which is the third biggest county of Istanbul is the region having the most forest area and 70% of which is forest. Sahilköy (coast village) is a cute holiday village, adjacent to the forest, by the sea, which is 50 km to Istanbul. Sahilköy is one of the heavenly places of Turkey. You may pass time full of peace in this village, a wonder of nature. In the recent years, as the Şile highway was revised and widened, the number of domestic and foreign tourists, coming to Sahilköy, has increased and, in addition to this, it has become a must holiday center of the overnight weekend holidaymakers.

Various researches made in Şile and Sahilköy indicate that the vicinity of Şile was settled prehistorically (in the Neolithic Age). In the researches on prehistory, made in the shore parts of the Black Sea, between Kefken and the border of Bulgaria, a lot of camps and workshops, belonging to various parts of Paleolithic age and especially Epi-Paleolithic period in various places. By the increase in the number of the find spots, it is clearly obvious that there was an important population density on the coastal line of the Black Sea in the postglacial period (between approximately 12000 and 6000 BC). In fact, Ağva and Sahilköy (Domalı) villages of Şile are among the oldest find spots of Istanbul. Sahilköy, one of the shore settlement places, covering Ambarlı in the shores of Marmara, is at the west of the sandy place at the north of the bay having the same name. The Paleolithic tools, belonging to Sahilköy, were collected on the Dereağzı Hill, coinciding to the east of Göztepe and Kazlar Stream.

DUNES OF SAHILKÖY, ŞILE; Using the dunes of the beach of Sahilköy, Şile, in the research made by DHKD, the “Şile Dunes” site, which is one of the 15 dune areas where the natural habitat is required to be preserved in the south coasts of the Black sea, is positioned in an area of 111 decares, with a length of 7 km. The beach sands have formed the shore dunes as they are inserted to the interiors in the Kumbaba location and Sofular, Alacalı, Doğancılı, and Kurfallı villages by the northern dominant winds. Two of the 12 dune areas located on the coastal line of the Black sea, are Kumbaba and Sofular-Sahilköy dunes, which are inside the borders of Şile County. There are thalassotherapy and especially medical tourism opportunities for treating the diseases such as skin, breathing, digestive, locomotion, circulation, endocrine, nerve, and immune, based on the climatic properties in the sandy beaches of Sahilköy. “Thalassotherapy” is the name given for applying sea, sun and climate as cures for protecting the health or treating the diseases.

Sea daffodil (Pancratium maritium): the sea daffodil (Pancratium maritium), which is a bulbous plant with green leaves, white flower, identified with Şile, on the dunes stated, can be observed with its beauty and smell, especially in flowered state, between July and September. The sea daffodil, indicating distribution in the dune areas in the shores of Turkey, however it is started to be endangered gradually, which has a usage potential for also medical purposes, is one of the important bulbous plants of Göksu Delta, with respect to biological diversity. It is a species which is required to be protected and developed with respect to biodiversity. The sea daffodil plant is a species which reached to endangered dimension because a big part of the dune coasts, which are their natural habitats, is used as beach, they are trampled by people, the flowers are plucked for smelling and decorating homes and the bulbs are picked. The sea daffodils, having the property of being an important ornamental plant with scented and decorative flowers, carry the property of being pesticide and medical plant because of more than 150 alkaloids they contain. In a research made in the cancer research institute, Arizona State University, it was found that Pancratistain, which has and anticancer effect is found in Pancratium maritimum.

Şile is a very important county, not only for its sea, but also with the other natural richness it has. The dune system, covering approximately an area of 1 km, extends to the hills next to the Kumbaba hills at the western edge. The wetlands, steep rocks, forest and bush vegetable cover, surrounding the dune system, make contribution to the natural richness of the region. As a result of the researches conducted by DHKD, the Şile-Sahilköy coasts were determined as one of the important plant zones of Turkey. The Şile-Sahilköy coasts host 16 rare plants in total across the country, such that 6 of them are endemic to Turkey. Of them, three [sand pearl (Aurinia uechtritziana), Black Sea cluster (Silene sangaria) and coast ox tail (Verbascum degeni)] are the plants which are required to be put under protection in the scope of the International Bern Convention, signed by Turkey. Kumbaba dune hill and Doğancılı-Alacılı dunes were declared as level I natural sit areas in this region.