Pamucak, 7km west of Selçuk and 12km north of Kuşadası, is a popular beach day trip, though better beaches exist to the north and south. On weekends, Turkish families flock here, often leaving their trash behind, so it's not always the cleanest stretch of sand. Still, it's fine for a swim.
Datça & Bozburun Peninsulas
If it is a less frenetic experience you're after, head for the rugged peninsulas that jut out from Marmaris and stretch for over 100km into the Aegean Sea. The western arm is called the Datça (sometimes called Reşadiye) Peninsula; its southern branch is called the Bozburun (or Loryma) Peninsula.
'Heavenly Island' is a spectacular Aegean outpost 11 nautical miles from the Gallipoli Peninsula. On weekends and holidays during the summer months it is popular with residents of İstanbul and İzmir, who are drawn by its unspoiled landscape, sandy beaches and Greek-influenced culture.
Butterfly Valley & Faralya
Tucked away on the Yedi Burun (Seven Capes) coast 12km from Ölüdeniz is the village of Faralya, also called Uzunyurt. Below it is the paradise-found of Butterfly Valley, with a fine beach and some lovely walks through a lush gorge. It is home to the unique Jersey tiger butterfly, from which it takes its name.