Turunç, Marmaris – Muğla – Turkey

GPS : 36°46’29.3″N 28°15’09.4″E / 36.774800, 28.252623

Kadırgaburnu Lighthouse
GPS : 36°43’50.0″N 28°18’10.5″E / 36.730562, 28.302911
Focal Plane : 39 m ( 128 ft ), Tower Height : 12 m ( 39 ft )
Character : W. FL. (3) 15.0 Second (three white flashes every 15 second), Flashing Character : 0.5+1.5+0.5+1.5+0.5+10.5
Visibility Range : 12 nautical miles

Turunç is located on the eastern side of the Bozburun (Loryma) Peninsula. Turunç is believed to have been in existence as a village for just over 100 years. It takes its name from the citrus fruits that at one time covered the village (Turunç literally means “bitter orange”) and which are thought to have been introduced to the area from the nearby Greek island of Rhodes. Turunç is situated about 20 km distance from Marmaris. Turunç village lies on the edge of a horse shoe shaped bay of crystal clear blue water, surrounded by tree covered mountains.

Whilst many people think of sun, sand and sea when they come to Turunç, the village itself is an enjoyable experience in its own right. It’s compact enough to walk leisurely from one end to the other in less than half an hour – depending on how often you stop to browse in shops, take refreshments or socialise with the many friends you are bound to meet. At nights, the main street is closed to traffic and it’s a great time for just strolling and relaxing.

It is located 20 km (12 mi) south of Marmaris on the Mediterranean sea, surrounded by the Taurus Mountains. The area is a former fishing village, and has been populated since ancient times as the sea offers a variety of precious resources. Despite the region’s fast development in recent years, the natural beauty Turunç has been preserved. As a resort, the village has won the Blue Flag award in recognition of its clean beach and water quality. The size of Turunç is about 1 km (0.62 mi), taking half an hour to walk from one side to the other.


Turunç Bay indents to the west between points; Zeytin Burnu and Sarp Burnu. The bay is open to E. Turunç Bükü and/or Turunç Koyu affords sheltering from breeze. Strong westerlies send swell in. The valleys are thickly wooded with pine trees. There are reefs running out for about 180 m in the depth of 1 m on W tip of the bay towards Zeytin Burnu. There are isolated rocks around Sarp Burun and there are rocky patches on the northern part of the bay, in the vicinity of point; Dümbek Burnu. Care is required.

GPS : 36°46’18.9″N 28°15’10.9″E / 36.771907, 28.253026
The creek on the SE is the best shelter to be tucked up. The swimming area is cordoned off with buoys. Turunç Municipality has placed 20 floating moorings. You can pick up and swing. Submarine communication cables are on the northern corner. Three yellow buoys indicate the cable line, one buoy flashes.

GPS : 36°46’19.4″N 28°15’02.0″E / 36.772045, 28.250557
A stream goes into sea on the southern side. There is a concrete quay with berthing capacity up to 70 boats. This quay gets crowded during the day. Yachts arrive in late afternoon and leave before noon the next day. The municipality administrates the quay and charges berthing fee. The bottom is weed. Care is needed while anchoring, ease your chain as much as possible and make sure your anchor dug in well. Water and electricty connections are available. Fuel can be obtained from tanker-truck.

Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Apart Hotels
Shopping : Shops, Markets, Stores
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Tea Gardens
Public Market : Monday
Special Shopping : Thyme, Bay Leaf, Garden Sage, Carob
Entertainment : Bars, Discotheques, Night Clubs
Health : Hospitals, Health Centers, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists
Hair dresser
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops : Turunç, Marmaris
Technical Equipment Shops : Turunç, Marmaris

Turunç is justifiably proud of its Blue Flag beach. Facing east, the beach runs from the relatively undeveloped north-end to the harbour at the south. Sun beds and cushions are available at no charge and, at the south end, the beach is backed by bars and restaurants which will serve you refreshments and meals throughout the day. The water is crystal clear and there are plenty of choices for water sports if you want to do more than just relax and listen to the gentle sounds of the waves.

The beaches are sand and shingle and offer great swimming in calm, sheltered waters. There is a promenade for wandering along and a small quay for visiting yachts. Enjoying the beach with such a spectacular backdrop as the pine clad mountains is hard to beat.

Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.

Akya (Lear fish), Çipura (Sea Bream), Levrek (Sea bass), Kalamar (Calamary), Palamut (Atlantic bonito), Kılıç (Sword fish), Trança (Pagry), Sinağrit (Dentex), Orfoz (Gouper), Yazılı Orkinos (Little tunny-bonito), Kalamar (Calamary), Ahtapot (Octopus), Yengeç (Crab), İstakoz (Lobster), Karides (Shrimp), Mezgit (Whiting), Mavi Mezgit (Blue Whitting), Kırma Mercan (Pandora), Çizgili Mercan (Striped bream), Barbunya (Red mullet), İzmarit (Piceral), Karagöz (Two Banded Bream), İspari (Annular bream), Lahoz (Waker), Sardalya (Gilt sardine), Has Kefal (Striped mullet), Sivriburun Kefal (Sharp noise mullet), Sarıyanak Kefal (Golden mullet), Kalın Dudaklı Kefal (Thick lipped mullet), İnce Dudaklı Kefal (Thin lipped mullet)

Minibus : Turunç – İçmeler, Marmaris
Bus : Marmaris – Dalaman
Ferryboat : Marmaris – Rhodes (Greece)
Seabus : Marmaris – Rhodes (Greece)
Airport : Dalaman International Airport, Milas-Bodrum International Airport
Water Taxi : Turunç – İçmeler, Marmaris, Bozburun

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