One of Istanbul's most fashionable suburbs, Bebek is especially popular with the affluent boating set, thanks to the area's pretty natural harbor. The neighborhood has a number of cafés and restaurants on both sides of the main coastal road and a few upscale boutiques selling clothing and jewelry; there's also a small, shaded public park on the waterfront. The stretches of coastline both north and south of Bebek are perfect for a promenade. Bebek is about 20–30 minutes
by taxi from central Istanbul.