Iztuzu (Turtle) Beach, a fantastic swimming beach, is one of the Mediterranean breeding locations of the loggerhead turtle, and specific regulations are enforced to safeguard it. The beach is accessible to the public during the day, but from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. from May to September, no one is allowed to come. Visitors are asked to stay behind the wooden pegs that mark the nest places on Iztuzu Beach in order to prevent harming the nests.
Iztuzu Beach, also known as Turtle Beach, is located in Mugla Province, 13 kilometres from the historic Turkish village of Dalyan and halfway between the well-liked vacation destinations of Fethiye and Marmaris. The 5-kilometer-long beach, which is actually a sandbank sandwiched between a freshwater lake and the turquoise sea, has soft white sands, shallow water, and a few improvised huts where you can get local beer, Turkish tea in hourglass-shaped glasses, or Gozleme, a savoury pancake from Turkey, for lunch. In 1995, Iztuzu was named the world’s most beautiful beach, and in 2008, it was named the “Best Open Space in Europe.”
The International Animal Protection Organization, among other noteworthy organisations, monitors and protects the 45 million-year-old endangered Loggerhead turtles, which nest at Iztuzu Beach. Between May and October, when access to the beach is permitted during the day but forbidden between 0:00 and 8:00, the Caretta Caretta lay their eggs. Nesting places are warned off to safeguard the eggs.
Iztuzu, one of the most stunning beaches in the world, and part of Mula’s Ortaca neighbourhood, experienced a postcard-worthy sunset. People who want to view the sunset in the evenings go to Iztuzu Beach, where many locals cool off by swimming in the sea every night.
A distinct kind of beauty is produced by the sunset on Dalyan Neighborhood’s renowned Iztuzu Beach. Those who witnessed the sun setting were mesmerised by the riot of colours it produced as it merged with the olive tree on the beach, a sign of wellbeing and harmony. People who visit the beach use their cell phones to observe the sunset, despite the fact that the photos reflected on the lenses feature unusual vistas.