Best Beaches in and around Marmaris (Insider Guide Advice)

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    Marmaris has wonderful beaches. There are about 6 miles of breathtaking beaches and crystal clear waters in Marmaris that start from central Marmaris to Icmeler. The beach promenades are lined up with great restaurants, cafes and bars. A great day out at the Marmaris beaches is one of the best things to do in Marmaris.

    Marmaris Bay faces south west and lies in front of the immensity of the Mediterranean and variety of beautiful small islands such as Paradise Island. On the mainland, a range of green mountains protects the bay from the prevailing winds. The waters in Marmaris are warm and clear.

    Holidaymakers may find variety of water sports in Marmaris at the Marmaris beaches such as water skiing, diving, banana rides, parasailing and more. Or if you feel like chilling out and enjoying the sun, Mamaris beaches and coasts offer the best options.

    Beaches in central Marmaris

    The two main beaches of Marmaris; Marmaris Urban Beach and Marmaris Long Beach (Uzunyali) and the main beach of Icmeler, Icmeler beach all offer quality services, great water and fine sands. Holidaymakers may find the water sports centres on the Marmaris and surrounding beaches via the yellow points in yellow tents.

    Marmaris Urban Beach

    Marmaris Urban Beach is the most popular, lively, colourful and fun beach in Marmaris with great sand and clear waters. It is the most cosmopolitan and urban beach in Marmaris and lies along the Marmaris centre. It is the closest beach to Marmaris centre.

    Marmaris Urban Beach is an urban sandy beach located just by the central Marmaris, so holidaymakers will be able to dip into the sea whenever they want. The beach is free of charge and variety of organizations and events are being held by the Marmaris Municipality during Marmaris year.

    Marmaris Long Beach (Uzunyali) & Siteler Beach

    Uzunyali Beach, also known as Long Beach is located right next to Marmaris Urban Beach in Uzunyali (Long Beach) that also holidaymakers will be able to dip into the sea whenever they want. The Long Beach stretches along the very long sandy coastline, including Siteler region, of about 10 km. till Icmeler.

    Long beach

    The sandy Uzunyali beach simmers in perfect Mediterranean temperatures from April all the way to November and covers the entire Marmaris coastline, giving you plenty of room to stretch out in. The traffic free promenade overflows with cafés, restaurants, bars and shops for sandals, sunglasses and souvenirs, as this resort has made sure that you’ll have everything you need for a perfect beach holiday.

    Siteler beach

    Beaches around Marmaris

    Icmeler Beach – 8 km. from central Marmaris

    Icmeler region has the most popular beach area in Marmaris and is located 8 km. on the west of Marmaris and transportation is very easy. Icmeler dazzles beachgoers with its fine golden sands. In Icmeler, you can collect yourself and the sun on the superb Icmeler beach which lies next to clear and azure waters, which host a myriad of different water sports. The Icmeler beach offers 6 km. of fine golden sand in peaceful surroundings, and the beach is cleaned every night ensuring that it’s immaculate every morning.

    Hire a parasol to relax on the beach, or jump on the back of a jet ski, banana boat, ringo, pair of water skis or any of the other water sports equipment available here. Admire the scenery from a parasail in the sky or hire out a small boat for some fishing. You can also scuba dive whether you’re a beginner or an expert, which is also an excellent way to get your kids off the beach for a day.

    Turunc Beach – 21 km. from central Marmaris

    Turunc is located on the west of Marmaris. Turunc has a superb Blue Flag (ecologically sound) beach nestled in between rolling forested hills and mountains and has an azure and calm sea, over which more hills can be seen on the other side of the bay.

    Cleopatra Beach – 16 km. from central Marmaris

    Cleopatra beach is another beautiful one of the region and of the Cleopatra Island (Sedir Island) located about 16 km. from Marmaris. Cleopatra Island is famous with its golden sandy beach known as Cleopatra Beach and the ancient city of Cedrae.

    Kumlubuk Beach – 27 km. from central Marmaris

    Kumlubuk is located 6 km. away from Turunc. Transportation by sea is available from Marmaris. Kumlubuk offers great panorama with its nature. Region is very popular with its bright sea and wonderful sand.

    Kiz Kumu Beach – 36 km. from central Marmaris

    Kizkumu beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the region. Kizkumu beach is located at Orhaniye town, about 28 km. from Marmaris.

    Holidaymakers may walk along the middle of the bay. According to the legend, there was a lady who was in love and she tries to pass through the sea to reach her love by filling her skirt with sands. And when she is out of sand, she drowns.

    Ciftlik Beach – 33,3 km. from central Marmaris

    Transportation to the Ciftlik is about two hours by sea. Mostly the yachtsmen choose this region for accommodation. With its beach of big sands and seaside restaurants, it attracts the visitors. There is also a small island in the bay.

    Akyaka beach – 31,2 km. from central Marmaris

    Akyaka beach is a beautiful blue flagged beach of Akyaka, in Gulf of Gokova. One of the best places in Akyaka for swimming and sunbathing.

    Akyaka beach, and Akpinar kitesurf beach on the left

    Also being an urban beach, the Akyaka beach is golden sandy and shallow one that the shallowness goes for about 200 metres. The sea is always crystal clear. There are variety of lovely restaurants and cafes at the Akyaka beach front. Entrance to the Akyaka beach is free of charge but you need to pay for sunbed and umbrellas.

    Akcapinar beach – 30 km. from central Marmaris

    Akcapinar beach, located nearby Akyaka, in Gulf of Gokova, is one of the best kitesurfing destinations in the world. A paradise for kitesurfing lovers.

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