Fodor's Expert Review İztuzu Beach
Unspoiled İztuzu Beach stretches for 8 km (5 miles), with the Mediterranean on one side and a freshwater lagoon on the other. In June and July, Caretta caretta sea turtles lay their eggs here, which means that this is a conservation area and there are several rules in place so you don't disturb them; there's even a turtle hospital you can visit a short drive away. It gets crowded near the boat drop-off point, but walk a few hundred yards away and you'll have the beach to yourself. Regular boats and minibuses from Dalyan cost about 10 TL return, so skip expensive tours or private rentals, unless you're venturing farther afield. Be aware that although you can catch the boat to the beach starting around 9:30 am, return trips don't begin until the early afternoon. Amenities: food and drink; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: swimming; walking.