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Iztuzu Beach
Iztuzu Beach

Iztuzu Beach

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Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
Ranked #1 in Dalyan things to do
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Dalyan Mah. 302. Sok. No:1 Kat:2, Dalyan, Turkey
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Iztuzu Beach is a 4.5km long beach near Dalyan, in southwestern Turkey. The beach is a narrow spit of land, which forms a natural barrier between the fresh water delta of the Dalyan river and the ... Read more
Mediterranean. It is one of the main breeding grounds for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta Caretta) in the Mediterranean and is therefore often referred to as "Turtle Beach". Most holidaymakers make the journey to/from the beach on the co-operative run boats which ply their trade through the reed beds which connect the sea to Koycegiz lake, some 10kms inland. It is also possible to access the other end of the beach via a circuitous road journey. Due to the distance from town, both ends of the beach are fully serviced with cafes, toilets and changing facilities.

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Milan

What can I add to the other reviews of this amazing beach, sanctuary of the bottleneck turtles, locally known as Caretta Caretta? It is worth to hike orvdrive this unpaved road to get this view! And then walk one end to the other, it's 5km. Eat and drink something at one of the two restaurants that have honest prices, and go back to Dalyan on the boat

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Dalyan is a pretty town on the southwest coast of Turkey, in the middle of the Dalyan Delta. Whilst restaurants, bars and cafes abound, it retains much of its laidback riverside charm. The surrounding green valley is full of citrus and pine trees, and the entire delta is a protected conservation area, home to over 200 species of birds. Unspoilt Iztuzu Beach, known as Turtle Beach after the famous Loggerhead turtles that nest there, can be reached by boat. A tranquil cruise through a maze of whispering reed beds leads you to a 4 km crescent of fine white sand and warm, shallow sea, and some claim this to be the best beach in Turkey.

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Colchester

Voted top beach in Turkey and also best European open space award the Sunday times
Either go by dolmus or better still take a water taxi from the village jetty and see the sea eagles, Kingfishers and pass by the Lycian rock tombs

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Lovely,extensive beach.Child friendly with shallow sea.
Limited development.Access by boat from Dalyan through reed beds with mountain views.Small cafes for drinks,ice cream etc but very quiet areas in the middle section of the 7 km beach.
Great views via the mountain road by car or dolmus to the other end of the beach.

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Exeter
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Very pretty beach famed as an important turtle nesting site. It has a clealy roped off area to stop people sitting on a buried nest and compacting the sand so the baby turtles cannot dig there way our and they die. Always amazes me the amount of people that ignore it although happily there are rangers to move the idiots away. There is plenty of room and plenty of loungers for everyone to enjoy the glorious surroundings and warm water plus changing rooms and a decent beach restaurant or get a freshly made pancake from one of the ladies at a nearby stall.

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London

Voted as one of the top ten beaches in the world !

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Istanbul

Iztuzu beach home of caretta caretta's... :)

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Bury

seem to spend a lot of time here never did see a turtle though

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Fabulous beach

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Halifax
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