Turtle Beach in Dalyan

Turtle beach is known as Iztuzu Beach amongst the locals and is located near Dalyan.

Probably the best beach in the entire region, perhaps in entire Turkey, depending on what you expect from a Beach. Regardless the hot Summer weather , it can be windy , however shallow waters can make this beach ideal for families.

This beach has two entrance, one via the Canal Delta of Dalyan where the daily Dalyan Mudbath tour boats drop you off for several hours which this part is run by the Dalyan Town Council, and the other end / part can be reached by Dolmushes leaving from Dalyan town centre.

If you are going to visit this beach DIY way, you need to get to Dalyan Town ,you can walk to the waterfront of Dalyan at the centre of Town, where all the boats are lined up next to each other, there are number of stalls selling or tauting on behalf of Dalyan Cooperative ,simply ask any of these guys there that you wish to go to Iztuzu Beach. Make sure it is a Dolmush/shuttle Boat and not a private trip.

If you wish to go to the other end of the beach, find the Domushes at the Town centre whom are leaving every 30 minutes or so to iztuzu Beach. Remember to ask what time the last shuttle bus leaves from the beach back to Dalyan

If you are going do this visit with your own vehicle then keep in mind that you can visit only one end of this beach by car as there is no access for vehicles on other end.

The easiest route to fallow is through Dalyan Town Centre, unless you know the way from Sarigerme through Mergenli village, however i would say stick to Dalyan way, ones you are in Dalyan simply follow the signs to IZTUZU. Don’t be shy to ask Locals which way to drive, they will be more then happy to show you.

On both ends of Turtle Beach , shady Cafe is available as well as changing cabinets and Toilets.

There are no Shampoos or similar allowed on the showers. This is due to avoid any shampoo or any similar chemicals reaching the underneath the sandy beach which can cause harm to the environment.

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How To Get There

If you are going to visit this beach DIY way, you need to get to Dalyan Town, you can walk to the waterfront of Dalyan at the centre of Town, where all the boats are lined up next to each other, there are number of stalls selling or tauting on behalf of Dalyan Cooperative ,simply ask any of these guys there that you wish to go to Iztuzu Beach. Make sure it is a Dolmush/shuttle Boat and not a private trip.

If you wish to go to the other end of the beach, find the Domushes (mini buses) at the Town centre whom are leaving every 30 minutes or so to iztuzu Beach. Remember to ask what time the last shuttle bus leaves from the beach back to Dalyan

If you are going do this visit with your own vehicle then keep in mind that you can visit only one end of this beach by car as there is no access for vehicles on other end.

The easiest route to fallow is through Dalyan Town Centre, unless you know the way from Sarigerme through Mergenli village, however i would say stick to Dalyan way, ones you are in Dalyan simply follow the signs to IZTUZU. Don’t be shy to ask Locals which way to drive, they will be more then happy to show you.

If you decide to go by local transport, then please be aware that you need to get to the Bus Station in Ortaca Town where you need to get the Dolmushes to Dalyan.