The most popular beach on the island belongs to the D-Resort Gocek, which can be used for a fee on a daily basis. Within 10 minutes’ drive of Gocek harbour lies Inlice beach, and the main island beach can be reached by water taxi from Gocek harbour within ten minutes. In addition to Sarigerme, there are a number of other beaches that are easily accessible by car, such as Izluzu beach, and Oludeniz beach, one of the finest beaches in Turkey, located approximately 40 minutes’ drive east of Gocek.
- Inlice Beach, Gocek;
There is an 800m long stretch of dark sand at Inlice Beach, around 10 minutes from Gocek and is managed by the municipality of Göcek. In addition, the beach offers safe swimming and the water is usually calm, but can get a bit wavy during windy weathers. On the beach, there is a café operated by the Göcek Municipality that offers drinks and refreshments at reasonable prices. A car park is available, as well as shower and WC facilities, changing cubicles, sun beds and parasols for hire, and a parking area.
Take the Fethiye Road for about 4.5 kilometers and turn right just before the dual carriageway begins, if you have a hire car. If you do not have a hire car, drive along the Fethiye Road for about 4.5 kilometers. It is also possible to reach Inlice beach during the daytime by dolmus. The pick up point is outside the front of the Municipality building in Göcek, and the last bus of the day returns at 6 p.m.
- Göcek Island Beach;
In a matter of 15 minutes, you will be able to reach the main island beach by water taxi from the marina. There is a water taxi service available once every hour from the pontoon next to the marina office. The service leaves once every hour on the hour.
Take a walk along the secluded beach which is surrounded on both sides by pine covered slopes. Take a swim in the crystal clear waters of the beach or simply relax under the pine trees. The beach area has a cafe, a bar, a changing area, showers, toilets, sun loungers, and parasols that you can hire if you wish.
If you arrive on the island, place a tab at the bar, giving the patron your name, and they will note your boat fare, the sun lounger rental, and any drinks and food you may need against your name, so you can settle it before you leave the island. Around 6 p.m., the last boat returns to the dock.
- Katranci Bay;
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.
- Olu Deniz;
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.
- Sarigerme Beach;
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.
- Iztuzu Beach;
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.