Kizkumu Beach

Kizkumu Beach

If your route is towards Marmaris, Kizkumu is at the top of the must-see places. Kizkumu is 30 kilometers southwest of Orhaniye district and 2.5 kilometers after Turgut.

Orhaniye Bay is famous for its unique natural formation. As you can see every color of green, a calm sea awaits you with that beautiful scent of pine trees. The natural beauty that makes this beautiful town famous is Kizkumu Beach that stretches like a submerged path for 600 meters, giving the feeling of walking on the sea. You can even enjoy walking in the middle of the sea by entering the water and you can not stand while looking around with confused eyes.

An interesting legend is told about the formation of Kizkumu. According to a legend, the beautiful Princess, daughter of the King of Bybassos, goes to the sea here to escape from the pirates. She does not know how to swim, so she moves on, filling her skirt with sand and sprinkling it into the sea to reach the opposite shore. However, because she lost her way in the dark and the sand ran out, she drowned where she stayed. Based on this story, the region was named Kizkumu Beach.

The natural feature that makes Orhaniye especially famous is its beach and sea. When you come to Orhaniye, your attention will be immediately drawn to hundreds of people walking in the middle of the water. While observing the environment in astonishment, you will not be able to stand, and you will go into the water and take a walk in the middle of the sea. There is a shallow area here that goes like a channel to the middle of the bay. There is also a water sports center on Kizkumu beach. Here you can prefer to  do various water sports such as jet ski and banana.


You can reach KızKumu by taking the Orhaniye minibuses departing from the center of Marmaris. If you want to go by private vehicle instead of public transportation; You can reach it by taking the Hisarönü-Orhaniye-Selimiye turn on the Datça highway.


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