İztuzu Beach is a 4.5 kilometer long beach near Dalyan, in the Ortaca District of Muğla Province in southwestern Turkey.
The beach itself is approximately 4.5 km long, but is very narrow. On one side you can swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea, on the other side there is the freshwater delta of the Dalyan River.
The beach is also called “Turtle Beach” because the Caretta carettas lay their eggs.
Since 1988, the Köyceğiz-Dalyan region has become a popular holiday destination , The beach, which attracts great attention from tourists has received many awards around the world.
Access : Coordinates: 36.792222, 28.62 /
- The Iztuzu coast has had the status of a protected zone since 1988 and is part of the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area.
- From May 1 to October 31, the coast is closed to visitors from 20:00 to 08:00 in order to prevent the creation of sound and light interference. Vehicles and animals are not allowed ashore.
- Awards : Europe’s Best Open Space, 2008 (The Times) , Best Beach in Europe, 2011 (Zoover and Meteovista). 7th Best beach in Europe, 2013 (Trip Advisor)
Go next : Kayaköy (Levissi) Abandoned Village / Kings’ Tombs / Kaunos / Dalyan’s mosque / Köyceğiz Waterfall.