It is in the west of Crimea, not far from the village of Olenyovka (Chernomorskiy District) and Cape Bolshoy (Big) Atlesh. The rock is named so because its shape resembles a huge turtle. It seems to be creeping from the coast towards the sea, so you can view it from above standing on a cliff or from a boat.

The object is a limestone sediment rock. Near the Turtle there is a place popular among divers − an underwater rock with caves.