Bencik is the one bay in the Hisaronu Gulf that you must not miss. Bencik is situated at the narrowest part of the peninsula that separates the Hisaronu Gulf and the Gokova Gulf. The creek takes you 1.5nm inland and if you are lucky you can have a fabulous spinnaker run amongst the pine mountains. You can anchor in the bay and go ashore for a lovely walk up the mountain, the views are stunning.
Bozburun is a quaint charming calm village that locals from Marmaris will drive to for over an hour on a Sunday morning just to take in the peace, quiet and natural beauty. Bozburun is famous for its honey, sponge diving and Gulet construction.
Dirsek has crystal clear turquoise water begging you in for a swim even before you've checked that the anchor is holding. There is a restaurant in the southwest corner which sells freshly baked village bread straight out of the stone oven in the mornings.
The jetty outside Ogun's Place (restaurant and guesthouse) to the west of the bay with has a small berthing fee and water, electricity, showers and wi-fi are available. Not sheltered from southerlies.
Orhaniye is the deepest you can go into the Hisaronu Gulf. Although by sea you would need to sail around the peninsula to get to Marmaris, by car it is actually only about 20 minutes drive. The village of Hisaronu is renowned for its natural beauty.
There is a natural spit called Kizkumu that stretches out into the bay, dividing it in two. The name originates from the legend that a girl carried sand into the sea in her skirt to form the spit in order to cross the water to reach her love. You can walk the full length of the spit right into the middle of the bay, however shoes would be recommended as the stones are very sharp on bare feet.
Drive out of the village for about 15 minutes and you will come to Turgut Koyu which is blessed with a waterfall. In the village you can visit a carpet factory and learn about Turkish carpets and rugs without being obliged to buy.
Palamut is a lovely calm harbor with restaurants on the seaside and a wonderful village atmosphere. A good stop off point before going around the Datca peninsula to the Gokova Gulf. It is however, due to ground swells, advised against entering in strong winds.
Selimiye and its approach by sea or by land is breathtakingly beautiful. Selimiye is a fishing village with a row of fish restaurants. The locals' favourite is Sardunya Restaurant and it is simply blissful to sit on the quay and watch the fish swim by as you eat, drink and relax. The starters are delicious and should be eaten accompanied by Raki, as should the fish main dishes.