Beaches in and around Gocek
The most popular beach belongs to D-Resort Gocek, and can be used paying a daily fee. Within 10 minutes' drive is Inlice beach and the main island beach can be reached by water taxi from Gocek harbour. Several other beaches can be easily reached by car, such as the long sandy beach of Sarigerme, Izluzu beach, and east of Gocek, around 40 minutes' drive away is Oludeniz beach, arguably Turkey's finest.
Formerly the Swissotel which
under new ownership was renovated to become the upmarket D-resort.
The private beach here has light sand imported from the Sahara and
is owned by the hotel. Visitors can use the beach by
paying a daily fee or taking out a seasonal membership. The entry
fee is expensive at around 60TL weekdays and 100TL at weekends.
The price includes sunbed and parasol hire and a discount off
Inlice Beach, Gocek;
Inlice Beach is an 800m long stretch of dark sand, around 10-minutes drive from Gocek and is run by the municipality of Göcek. The beach offers safe swimming and the water is usually calm but can get wavy during windy weather. A café on the beach operated by the Göcek Municipality offers reasonably priced drinks and refreshments. There is an official car park, shower and WC facilities, changing cubicles and sun beds & parasols for hire.
If you have a hire car, drive along the Fethiye Road for approx 4.5 km and take the right hand turning just before the dual carriageway begins. During the daytime Inlice beach can also be reached by dolmus, the pickup point is outside the front of the Municipality building in Göcek and the last bus returns at 6pm.
Göcek Island Beach;
The main island beach is reachable by water taxi from the marina within around 15 minutes. The water taxi service is available once every hour and leaves from the pontoon next to the Marina Office.
The beach is enclosed on both side by pine covered slopes, take a swim in the crystal clear waters or relax under the pine trees. There is a cafe, bar, changing area, showers, toilet facilities, sun loungers and parasols for hire.
Once on the island set up a tab at the bar, giving the patron your name, and they will note your boat fare, sun lounger rental and any drinks and food against your name which you can settle before leaving. The last boat returns around 6pm.
Katranci Bay, hidden behind red pine, eucalyptus and acacia trees is situated 18 km from Göcek on the Göcek-Fethiye road. The village is a vision of blue and green, shaded by pine trees extending as far as the shore, and has a relaxation area offering facilities such as showers, toilets, and a car park. For those wishing to explore further there is a path along the sea-side and over the hill to another quiet bay named Kizlar. This cove is surrounded by pine trees on three sides and at the top of the hill you will find a popular restaurant and bar that offers a beautiful view.
The famous Blue Lagoon of Olu deniz is around 40 minutes drive from Gocek. It's crystal clear waters provide safe swimming and it is ideal for a variety of water sports. Said to be the most photographed beach on the Mediterranean coast with its stunning mile-long stretch of sand.
The beach is bordered by an attractive promenade lined with small shops, cafes and restaurants. Part of the lagoon is now a protected area (and it's a national park) and so there is a small entrance fee. Other smaller beaches nearby are free to enter.
With miles of golden sand, shallow sea and the island of Babada not too far in the distance, is a great day out for all the family. A short walk along the wooded footpath with its turkeys, chickens and peacocks running free, brings you out onto the exceptionally clean beach. Facilities include food and drink outlets, water sports, showers, toilets, beach chairs, umbrellas and dressing cabins are all available.
İztuzu Beach is a 4.5 km long golden sandy beach near Dalyan and can be reached via the D400 in around 50 minutes by car from Gocek.
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coastline. This sand bar that separates the sea from the mouth of the Dalyan Creek is an excellent swimming beach.
Iztuzu Beach (sometimes referred to as "Turtle
Beach") is one of the last nesting grounds for the endangered
Loggerhead Turtles and has been given protected status since
1988. For this reason it is closed to the public during the night
between 8pm and 8am.
There are toilet and shower facilities and three low-key beach shacks, selling snacks and drinks. Down on the sand, wicker parasols and sun loungers are available for hire.