Sarigerme and its wonderful beach have so far remained relatively untouched by tourism – there are hotels here, but development has not been over the top and so the area retains much of its scenic beauty and natural charm. The beach, that spans as far as the eye can see, is one of the longest beaches on this section of Turkish coastline and so it’s a very popular spot with families looking to get away from it all, on a quiet holiday in Southern Turkey.
Where is Sarigerme?
Sarigerme is set on the coast of Southern Turkey just a few miles away from Dalaman and the International Airport. It’s the closest beach to Dalaman, and some visitors would argue that it’s actually the best beach in the area. see on map
Accommodation in Sarigerme
In the last few years Dalaman has been designated as a town that would greatly benefit from tourism and so the Turkish government is encouraging more, yet sustainable, development of the area. Because Sarigerme is essentially Dalaman’s beach this is one of the places that’s going to be further developed. A new, high class Hilton hotel has already been constructed and this smart hotel is going to set a precedent for further development. The more then 5 Hotels & Spa is a 5 star hotel and is already the top rated hotel in Sarigerme. There are less exclusive hotels here too, plus a selection of smaller and more basic pensions and motels, both in Sarigerme itself and inland a little way in the village of Osmaniye.
Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Sarigerme
Sarigerme is a smallish village but it has all the essentials you’ll need while on holiday here. Set inland a little way from the beach, but connected to the beach via a tractor train, the village has a selection of shops, restaurants and bars (etc. Babylon Bar&Restaurant). You wouldn’t come here for a vibrant nightlife, but there’s certainly enough to keep you occupied if you prefer quieter nights!
What to See and Do on Holiday in Sarigerme
For many visitors a holiday in Sarigerme is all about the beach. The long, sweeping beach disappears off into the horizon and is framed by pine clad mountains, making it all the more scenic. The beach is sandy and there are good facilities here that include changing rooms, showers and toilets, plus a range of places to buy snacks and drinks and rent beach chairs and umbrellas. To maintain the beach to the high standards it enjoys there’s a small usage fee that visitors will have to pay.
From the beach you can enjoy a selection of water sports, and if you’re feeling energetic you can swim out to an island, called Baba Adasi, not far off shore. The views back to Sarigerme Beach and the rest of the coast are pretty special, and if you do some exploring on the island you’ll come across an ancient structure that’s thought to have been a lighthouse.
Long walks along Sarigerme Beach can be both relaxing and memorable, and especially peaceful now before more hotels are constructed in the area.
On a Sunday there’s the Sarigerme Market. Here you’ll find a great selection of cheap clothes, leather goods and many more items. Remember to haggle for what you want as you can often get items cheaper than the first price stated.