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The Five Best Beaches in Oman

by Travelbag on 22 April 2015, 14:04PM


Oman might not be as famous or as glamorous as some of its fellow UAE States, but it does have plenty to boast about. This place is rich in culture, hypnotising landscapes and luxurious hotels. But the cherry on top of the cake is the wonderful beaches. And, thanks to Oman's toasty climate, you can make the most of soft sands and shallow waters all year round.

Also know as the ‘Jewel of the Middle East’, Oman has more than 1,500 kilometres of coastline. Most of the beaches come with palm-dotted sands, water sports and interesting sights to boot. It's certainly not your average beach destination – with more than 500 castles, forts and towers, plus a UNESCO World Heritage Site – but it's undeniably beautiful. Read on to find out more about the five best beaches across Oman.


1. Qurum Beach

Complete with picnic areas and spots of shade, this is a breath-taking beach that is a popular day spot for families. A very clean area, it has plenty of restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance and is a stunning place to watch the sunset. This is the beach that many of the top hotels use as it is a short walk from beachside accommodation. Be sure to take advantage of the low tide and walk out to Shati Al Qurum.


2. Marjan Beach

Ideal for families, this spot is great for snorkelling as it has small coral reefs that are teeming with schools of fish to see for anyone looking to enjoy colourful marine life. A large, golden swathe, the sand isn’t powdery like the rest of the Emirate but more like soft sugar. Try your hand at cliff diving whilst you are here too with a couple of two metre high places on offer. Great for trying local, fresh seafood, you can see fishermen at work as they head out to spear cuttlefish.


3. Masirah Island

Just off the south coast of Oman, this desert island offers a change in pace to the wonderful capital of Muscat. It is a lot cooler than the baking mainland thanks to the wind from the Arabian Sea, and this makes it the perfect area to enjoy water sports in the city. It attracts numerous kitesurfers thanks to the shallow, warm waters but other options are available while you can see loggerhead turtles come ashore in the evening. Beautiful golden sand in hot conditions but cooler than the rest of the country, paradise.



4. Bandar Jissah

If you are looking for a secluded bay just outside of Muscat, then the rocky Bandar Jissah is perfect. During low tide it is great family fun to explore the rocky shore or take a “fisherman’s taxi” and get a thrilling ride into the sea. There is also the chance to sunbathe, see the rock formations or keep children entertained in the playground.


5. Mughsayl Beach

Found in Salalah, in southern Oman, this is an untouched sandy beach that has its own unique charm. During the dry season, it is popular for sunbathing and beach season on the backdrop of a rocky shoreline and steep cliffs that heads towards the Yemeni border. The main event comes in the wet season when the large waves hit the rocks and explode through the blowholes of the partially collapsed caves that litter the coastline.


Fancy a beach break with a twist? Take a look at our holidays to Oman.

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