Kıyıköy sits astride a headland which looks down, on one side, onto a smallish fishing harbour and, on the other, onto a thick swathe of sandy beach with, running inland from it, the Papuçdere and Kazandere rivers surrounding the town in the south and the north respectively. The riverbanks are planted with gardens and backed by poplar trees offering a lovely, bucolic vista. Papuç and Kazandere streams, which flow into the Black Sea, are suitable for fishing, boating and swimming. Fishing and forestry are the main economic activities in the village in addition to tourism in the summer. The area surrounding the town is covered by dense forests of mainly oak.