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Iztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach)
Iztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach)

Iztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach)

Free admission
Iztuzu Beach , Dalyan, Turkey

The Basics

Sunseekers come to Iztuzu Beach to lounge on its golden sands and swim against a background of forested mountains. Turtle sightings are common, and you might even find yourself swimming alongside them. Stick around until sunset when the turtles return to their beachside nests, or pay a visit to the Turtle Conservation Center at the south end of the beach to learn more.

Day tours from Fethiye and Marmaris often combine a visit to Iztuzu Beach with a cruise along the Dalyan River. Stop along the way to admire the ancient King’s Tombs at nearby Kaunos, cruise around the Köyceğiz Lake nature reserve, or enjoy a soak in the thermal springs and mineral-rich mud baths along the riverside.

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Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
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Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
star-4.5
$36.34 per adult
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Brilliant trip - great value for money
Brilliant day trip from start to finish. Mud baths were great. Lunch on boat was fresh and tasty. Tombs were beautiful and turtle beach was great fun! Our hosts on the boat were lovely and drinks were very good value as were photos to remind us of our day. Would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone.
Lesleyhalligan, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Marmaris

star-4
Nice trip but be prepared if you have kids
Ralph_C, Jun 2022
Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
The trip was very nice, the guide was well informed, the beach was super. I wish though they mention there was an hour bus ride and 2 hours of boat before we get to the beach . So if you are travelling with kids be prepared...
star-5
Dalyan River cruise to mud baths, tombs of the kings and turtle beach.
Louise_M, Jun 2022
Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
A fabulous family trip with teenagers. The owner made everyone feel welcome and made the experience very enjoyable with his happy personality. The mud baths were great fun and we were given a lovely lunch of chicken, pasta and salad after we had the chance to bathe and clean the mud off. The boat trip through the Dalyan winding river was lovely seeing the tombs of rhe Kings and spotting turtles hiding in the reeds, it brought great excitement. Turtle beach was absolutely beautiful and the sea was adult shoulder depth quite far out which made it safe for novice swimmers. The return journey brought the option of an additional meal (extra charge at a reasonable price) which we were offered fresh water crab and fish, both were delicious. All together it was a brilliant day trip with a fabulous host. We all really enjoyed every minute of the adventure. I would highly recommend.
star-5
Superb day out!
Martine_B, Oct 2021
Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Trip from Bodrum
A long day out, but a splendid one. Cruising the river was magnificent, the beach is fabulous. Bathing suit an absolute must!
star-4
Very nice day
Haytham_E, Aug 2019
Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Trip from Bodrum
We enjoyed our trip. It was a long day, from 6:30 am till 8:00 pm. Drivers and guides were very helpful and friendly. It started by breakfast, then mud bath, trip by boat, going to the beach and finally way back to the hotel.
star-5
Good day out
Tendai_M, Dec 2020
Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
The cruise itself was good, the guide was very hospitable. The first stop which was the mud bath was nice views but the mud bath itself wasn't got me. It looked a bit more like a dirty pool, lunch was decent, the stop at dalyan beach was amazing and the water was warm, it was a shame didn't get to see any turtles but overall it was good value for money
star-5
Delightful day for out
Helen_T, Oct 2020
Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
Tour from start to finish was well organised and well managed. Enjoyable boat trip on a small boat with other English speaking guests. Tour guide very knowledgeable about the area. Boat captain was delightful and had many skills from driving the boat to serving drinks and cooking tasty meals for us. Thoroughly recommend booking this tour.
star-5
Great day out at a cheap price
Maria, Sep 2020
Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
Thank-you to our lovely tour guide, captain and crew. Enjoyable all day excursion, great value for money.
star-4
Lazy day on beautiful river.
Austin_M, Oct 2019
Dalyan River Cruise, Turtle Beach & Mud Baths from Marmaris
This was a most enjoyable relaxing trip with plenty to see. The Lake and river cruise was most enjoyable with Dalyan tombs the highlight. Turtle beach was beautiful although turtle sightings are rare.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Iztuzu Beach is a popular family beach and a must for wildlife enthusiasts.

  • Parts of the beach are closed to the public during the turtle nesting season, and metal cages are set up to protect the nests.

  • The beach has restrooms, showers, picnic benches, and food kiosks; sunbeds and parasols are available to rent in high season.

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How to Get There

Iztuzu Beach lies between Fethiye and Marmaris along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Most day-trippers arrive by boat along the Dalyan River, landing at the north end of the beach. To arrive by road, it’s about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Dalyan village—a 20-minute taxi or dolmuş (shared minibus) ride.

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When to Get There

Iztuzu Beach draws large crowds during the summer months, but most visitors are concentrated at the north and south ends of the beach. Loggerhead turtles nest on the beach from May to August, and July to August is the best time to spot the baby turtles making their way out to sea.

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Day Trips from Marmaris

A popular resort town and cruise ship port of call, Marmaris is well-situated for exploring Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus—home to remarkably preserved Roman ruins—or admire the travertine terraces of Pamukkale; both are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Alternatively, set sail for the Greek island of Rhodes, or stay closer to shore with a cruise to Cleopatra Island, famous for its white shell sands.

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