7 Fantastic Beaches in Oman

There are many Fantastic Beaches in Oman which offers Beach Lovers soft-white sand, warm seas and perhaps best of all, many will be deserted until you arrive.

Bukha Beach
Bukha Beach

In the far north of the Sultanate the small town of Bukha is a drive through for people having a weekend away from Dubai in Khasab. However the beaches are well worth stopping for, they are easy to access and great for Picnics and at Bukha itself is a perfect fort to visit.

Al Qurum Beach
Al Qurum Beach

Muscat, Oman’s capital city, is blessed with kilometer after kilometer of beach. Al Qurum Beach is in the centre of town with 7 kilometers of beach to stroll along and a host of refreshment points along the route so you can chillax en route.

Yiti Beach
Yiti Beach

A few kilometers south of the built-up area of Muscat is the stretch of beach at Yiti. Backed with mountains this is rural experience, especially if you venture to the end. Well south of Muscat is Fins Beach, often called White Beach.

Fins Beach
Fins Beach

Though over 100kms away from town this is a popular location at the weekend and when you arrive its easy to understand why. The sand of course is white, however the bay formed by the surrounding low cliffs add immeasurably to the experience, as colourful fish cruise immediately below them.

Ras Markaz Beach Beaches in Oman
Ras Markaz Beach

Almost in the central part of Oman’s vast coastline is Ras Markaz. Though off the beaten track this is a beach to head for before it changes, as the area is earmarked for development. The beach is extensive with fishermen at one end and a small area of vegetation at the base of the cliffs in the centre.

Ad Dahariz Beach
Ad Dahariz Beach

Ad Dahariz Beach in Salalah offers an alluring combination of CoCoNut Palms, soft sand and the Arabian Sea lapping its edge. An added bonus is the adjacent ‘khawr’, the creek which is a good spot for Birdwatching.

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Mughsayl Beach Beaches in Oman
Mughsayl Beach

West of Salalah, Mughsayl Beach is one of Oman’s most well-known beaches and it does live up to its reputation. Backed by mountains and with ‘blow-holes at its eastern end, this is dramatically scenic. Like Ad Dahariz there is a creek with a surprising variety of birds and for added measure, there are often wandering Camels.

Oman’s beaches are without safety equipment and lifeguards, many have strong undercurrents making swimming in open water hazardous for some swimmers and they are not ‘sunbathing’ destinations at all.

 

 

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4