Complete with a sunny Mediterranean climate, warm, clear waters and a dramatic backdrop of forested mountains, Marmaris is tailor-made for a beach vacation. Regardless of where visitors choose to stay, they never have to wander far to find the ocean.
The first stop for most sunseekers is Long Beach, (Uzunyali) a stretch of sand offering striking views across the bay and the best spots for activities like windsurfing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding and parasailing. A little further along the coast, İçmeler Beach and the Blue Flag beach of Turunc are the most accessible, with miles of pristine sand, calm waters for swimming and activities to suit the whole family. The quieter beach towns of Kumlubük and Kizkumu; however, make tranquil alternatives to Marmaris’ main beaches.
The surrounding area also provides ways to hit the waters. Enjoy a cruise around Marmaris Bay and Adaköy peninsula to discover the hidden beaches and secluded coves that dot the rocky coastline, or take a day trip to Cleopatra Island, where the silky-soft sands are made from naturally ground seashells. You could even skip the beach altogether to spend a day at the AquaDream Waterpark, one of Turkey’s largest amusement parks.