Just five miles (eight kilometers) west of Marmaris, the golden sands of Icmeler Beach draw huge crowds throughout the summer months, and its warm, calm waters make it ideal for swimming. The beach is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, as it stretches along the Datcha Peninsula. The area’s quiet, laid-back vibe makes it a tranquil alternative to the neighboring resorts.
The family-friendly beach is also a burgeoning hot spot for watersports such as banana boating, waterskiing and jet-skiing, and the clear underwater visibility offers ample opportunities for snorkeling. Once you’ve tired of sunbathing and have tucked into some fresh seafood at one of the many waterfront restaurants, hire a boat to cruise around the bay, head offshore on a scuba diving excursion or go hiking in the pine-forested mountains that encircle the shore.
Icmeler Beach is located eight km west of Marmaris and can be reached by dolmus (mini-bus) or water taxi from the Marmaris harbor. Sunbeds, deck chairs and parasols are available on the beach free of charge.