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Best Beaches in Marmaris

The scenic coastal region surrounding Marmaris consists of secluded coves and sheltered inlets fringed by many unnamed golden-sand beaches.

Choose from Marmaris’ main beach or those nearby, including…

Marmaris Beach

Marmaris Beach

Relax on this golden-sand and shingle beach that stretches for 3km south of the resort, offering spectacular views of the surrounding green mountains and offshore islands.

Facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, with a range of hotels, restaurants and bars just a short stroll away.

Marmaris Beach has an award-winning PADI & BSAC dive centre. A 10km-long palm-fringed promenade stretches south to the neighbouring resort of Içmeler, which has a better beach and provides a wider choice of water sports.

Içmeler Beach, Marmaris

Içmeler Beach

Unwind on the golden sands of this 1.2km-long beach that fringes the popular Içmeler resort, just 8km from Marmaris. The beach sits beneath a pine-forested mountain range facing a sheltered bay and an offshore island that is easily visited on a gulet.

Facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, with water sports including pedalos, banana boating, water skiing and parasailing. A choice of hotels, restaurants and bars line the traffic-free beachfront promenade that runs all the way to neighbouring Marmaris.

Cleopatra Beach, Marmaris

Cleopatra Beach

Relax on the unique sands of this small, 50m-long beach that fringes a long rocky inlet framed by promontories covered with cedar trees.

The sand here consists of tiny egg-shaped fragments of a luminous white marble, which, according to local legend, was brought here from Egypt by Cleopatra.

Swim in the crystal clear waters and admire the spectacular views across the turquoise Gulf of Gökova to the impressive Mount Kavak.

Cleopatra Beach is located on Sedir Adası (Cedar Island), a short boat ride from Çamli Iskelesi on the mainland, around 16km from Marmaris.

Turunç Beach

Turunç Beach

Relax on this narrow, 500m-long stretch of golden sand that is almost entirely encircled by bush-clad mountains and faces a sheltered turquoise bay.

Facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, with water sports such as pedalos, banana boating, water skiing and parasailing.

Behind the beach sits a choice of hotels, restaurants and bars. Further south are the ancient Hellenistic ruins of Amos.

Turunç is easily reached by dolmus (shared minibus) or water taxi from Marmaris, which is just 26km to the north.

Iztuzu Beach

Iztuzu Beach

Pick your own spot to sunbathe or relax beneath shady pine trees on this 4km-long brown-sand beach that gently shelves into the warm turquoise waters of a wide bay framed by pine-covered headlands.

Iztuzu is located in a national conservation area and is one of the last breeding grounds in Europe for the protected loggerhead sea turtle, which lays its eggs here in June and July. Facilities include umbrellas and sun loungers for hire and small kiosks selling cold drinks and ice cream.

Iztuzu Beach is easily accessed by a 20-minute boat ride or dolmus from the picturesque riverside town of Dalyan (where you can also see Lycian rock tombs).

Iztuzu Beach is 12km from Dalyan and 30km from Marmaris.

Latest update: Best Beaches in Marmaris: 4 December, 2019

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