The wonder of the island DalyanIztuzu Beach is 5,400 meters long from the foot of the Radar hill to DalyanBosphorus. If you add the beach of the Small Beach west of the Bosphorus, the total length is over 6 kilometers. CarettaCarettas are very suitable for leaving their eggs in this fine sandy beach on the west side of the boat, east side is going by road. Both sides have different features. There are 2 separate beach facilities on both ends. İztuzu Beach is the one that is left by the highway. Dalyan Municipality operates both beaches. The central part of the beach is waiting for you in its natural state. You can not take advantage of this beach from 20.00 to 08.00 in the evening from May to September because the sea turtles of this type of CarettaCaretta (Loggerhead) leave eggs. Beach nights are completely left to the tortoises and protectors.
In ancient times there was no Iztuzu or another beach. Now Kaunos, 4 km from Iztuzu, was a port city. The ships were on their way to the port of trade at the present Sülüklü Lake.
Today the majority of Ortaca and Dalyan’sArıkbaşı Quarter are completely covered with sand and pebbles carried by the Dalaman Stream. We know that the great Rhodes earthquake in 226 or 227 BC and the southwest parts of Anatolia are also place. This earthquake changed the Dalaman Creek bed. This event has created the miracle of Iztuzu. Without the Dalaman Stream, this time the drifting of the sand was reversed. Waves have begun to drift into the sand. The rocks in front of the Iztuzu Beach accumulate in the current location of the sand so that the speed of the waves is reduced. Touristic Potential
The beaches within the boundaries of Dalyan Municipality are operated by the municipality. There is no building on the beach because it is a Special Environmental Protection Area. Existing structures were also destroyed. There are only buffet tables, locker rooms, toilets and a health cabin to accommodate guests’ needs. A speedboat is being held for emergencies.
Where do you stay in?
Iztuzu Beach does not have accommodation facilities such as hotels, pensions and motels, and the closest accommodation facilities are located in the Dalyan area, which is twelve kilometers away.
How to get to İztuzu Beach?
You can go to Iztuzu Beach, which is a popular spot for holidaymakers, in two ways. Your first option is the minibus co-operative boat moving from the quay in the Dalian. The Ferries carries its guests to Iztuzu Beach. The journey takes about half an hour from the channels in the reeds, but you will not be bored. On the contrary, there are a lot of people saying “I wish it was a little longer.” Located within the borders of the Dalyan Municipality, this beach was handed over to the Governor of Muğla after being operated by private individuals for twelve years.