Iztuzu Beach

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West Malling, UK246 contributions
Aug 2020
We caught the river boat from Dalyan as most do. It's very easy as the boats are all lined up and go whenever they are about half full. The driver told us that because of covid they were only seeing around 30pc of the visitors they would normally have in August. The trip to the beach was an excursion in itself through the winding river and viewing the tombs. When we arrived at the beach we were met by hosts who charge another 20L each to enter. Then it's another 20L to hire a couple of beach loungers. We didn't mind as it's a nicely kept beach and you must have a lounger. They are well spread out and if you don't you'll find it difficult to put your belongings anywhere as there is a very clear line to where you can sit/lay due to the turtles nesting.

I liked the fact that it's clear this beach belongs to the turtles and humans can use their beach in the day time. After 8pm its a no go zone.
We were there from 10am and pretty much had the place to ourselves. The sea was calm, clear and warm. As the heat of the day went on we found that it got breezier. It never got very busy (I suspect due to Covid) and we always felt that we could all go out to swim and leave our belonings. I've never felt so safe at a beach. The sea is shallow (up to waste height) for some distance and it's lovely to go somewhere without the noise of jet skis and watersports around you. All boats have to sail from the side of the bay. Conservation and respect is obvious on this beach and it's without the doubt the best we have ever been to. I think it helps that you have to take the river boat or a long drive to get here. Long may it continue!
The only thing that stope me giving it full marks is the cafe. It's great for cold drinks but the food was well, erm, we're not sure what it was but let's just say 'stick to the crisps!' It says you can't bring your own food to the beach but this wasn't enforced. thankfully we never saw any rubbish left behind.
We spent about 4 hours here but I could have stayed longer. A very special place.

If you want to visit the turtle sanctuary hut, be aware that it's at the other end of the beach if you arrive by water taxi. A very long walk (probably over a mile) which is a lot in the hot sun.
Written August 30, 2020
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Istanbul, Turkey8 contributions
Oct 2020
Our family holidays are best when they include nature. We selected Dalyan over Fethiye for a visit (though we spent a day in the latter as well) and are so happy that we did. The community strives to create a model of environmental sustainability for the tourism industry in Turkey. Fethiye, while a natural wonder, has lost itself to the consumerism of tourism and is a bit too ticky-tacky.

Iztuzu Beach is Dalyan's great example of sustainability and balance. The Beach is divided into three sections. East accessible by car and home to the small but mighty sea turtle rescue center (worth a visit!). Center off limits to anyone who is not a sea turtle! West accessible by boat with an amazing water tour through very special, brackish wetlands. We took Boat 127, the first to be converted from diesel to electric... ask for it!
Written October 31, 2020
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates709 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
One of the best and unique beach in the world where the sea and river meet .
They called it turtle beach , closed daily at 8:00 pm so turtles have privacy .
Naturally beauty and no construction at all ,toilets and small restaurants are available.
Clean and Long Beach ( 4.5 km ) , water is clean and the Mountain View is unbelievable.
A must visit to enjoy the sun and the sands
Written March 30, 2021
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Madrid, Spain55 contributions
Aug 2020
The beach itself is quite beautiful but nothing out of the extraordinary. When you get to the city of Dalyan, there will be many boats offering you a ride to Iztuzu Beach, and the ride itself is around 30 minutes and very picturesque. You will be told that a boat ride is the only way to get to the beach, which is completely false. There are shuttle buses and taxis which can take you through the local entrance, which costs 15 TL (Turkish Lira, approximatey £1.60) per car including parking, to enter the beach. This side of the beach itself is very crowded, but you are not surrounded by tourists and hagglers.

If you choose to go by boat, don’t settle for the first offer you come across. The offers range from public and private boats ranging from 250 TL for a private boat (£26), whereas my family and I managed to find a public boat which charged 25 TL/person excluding food (£2.60), 75 TL/person including food (£7.80). Some will include excursions round the Lycian tombs and other sites, but can be negotiated.

What needs to be known is that you will not see turtles at the beach. Boat drivers and street vendors will try to lure tourists and sell excursions by saying that you will see turtles. After having been at the turtle sanctuary off the coast of Dalyan, staff members have said it’s almost impossible to see any turtles at the beach because of all the disruption caused by tourists and boats.
Written August 9, 2020
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Bahadir S.
Canakkale, Turkey591 contributions
Jul 2019
I am sure it is one of the most beautiful beaches I have experienced in our country. Sand, water, location ... Everything is great here. The sea is not deep at all and it does not deepen even if you swim forth as much as possible. It is also very nice to lie on the thin sand of the beach. I suggest you to come to this beach by taking a boat tour departing from Dalyan. With a round trip ticket of 20 TL, you arrive here with a magnificent 40-minute tour. You can see the historical value, Kaunos Rock Tombs from the boat on this journey through the reeds. There are changing rooms and showers on the beach. You can eat something at a reasonable price in a few cafes located here.
There is no tree on the beach of about 6 kilometers, but there are no buildings, either. In addition, the British newspaper The Times declared Iztuzu Beach, the best open area of ​​Europe, as a result of a 6-month study, where caretta caretta
turtles lay their eggs. There is also a caretta caretta hospital on the eastern part here.
By the way, the name of the beach on the west, which is reached by boat, is Dalyanağzı Beach, and the east side, which can be reached by car, is called Iztuzu Beach. So these I have written above was about Dalyanağzı Beach in general. The middle parts of the long beach are ideal for those who love desolation. It is forbidden to swim on the beach between the hours of 20.00-08.00 because the beach belongs to caretta carettas then.
Written March 25, 2020
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Henley-on-Thames, UK860 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great beach that can either be visited by boat from Dalyan centre, or bus/ car to a car park and small turtle museum at the other end.
We drove, and there is a large car park charging approx 10lira to park
Sun loungers with umbrellas are available for another 15 lira. There is a small cafe showers and changing rooms are available. Disabled access is also possible.
The beach is well worth visiting because it is in a conservation area and the surroundings have not been ruined by any developments.
Beach was very clean, safe for swimming, and a lifeguard was present.
Written September 22, 2020
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Colin M
Cjm0019 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Stopped off here from our boat for a swim with our children. Sandy beach, nice swimming . Strong currents. Beach was very busy close to restaurant so we walked further along away from the crowds . Quite an exposed beach if you have children , no shelter or natural break from the wind . Beautiful location . Recommend
Written October 2, 2020
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Genoa, Italy17 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
I caught the bus from Dalyan for 6TL and returned by river boat for 15TL.
It is a stunning beach and remains well protected from human influence. However avoid the boat trips that arrive from Marmaris at midday! You can easily walk to the middle of the beach where it is empty. It’s a lovely 4km walk from one end to the other. The water is shallow and calm. Cafes serve mostly British dishes such as burgers but also have fresh fruit and salads.
Written October 7, 2020
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Yusuf A
9 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Stunning beach. very busy if you want a good place close to carpark and bathrooms However for privacy you can walk 7 mins to the side.

One of the best sand beaches I've ever been to!!
Written August 19, 2020
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Dalyan, Turkey699 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We're now living in Dalyan and are lucky enough to visit the beach most weeks with our friends who have a car.
It's breathtaking and some days we are the only people there.
We must keep this place protected for future generations and never allow any sort of building on it.
Written January 10, 2020
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