Golden sands, glowing crystal waters, clear blue skies, colorful birds and breezy weather: Oman is a perfect place to relax and enjoy an unforgettable beach vacation. Because everyone loves to be surrounded by natural beauty, we have gathered this list of the best beaches that must be visited in Oman.
Al Qurum Beach
Al Qurum beach is located in northern Oman, in the city of Muscat. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Oman, and that’s why lots of famous hotels and cafes are built nearby. Being in the capital city, Al Qurum beach is one of the busiest beaches in Oman, which makes it close to shopping centers, restaurants and other attractions. With its large beaches, visitors can enjoy long beach walks and playing in the sparkling sand.
Al Mughsayl Beach
Al Mughsayl Beach is located in Dhofar, the southern region of Oman. Its golden beach is about 7 km (4.35 miles) long. Beside its crystal waters and glowing sand, the coconut and banana plantations along the coastline makes this a picturesque paradise.
Bandar Jissah is located around 25 km (15.5 miles) from Muscat. What distinguishes this beach is the amazing rocky hills and formations rising out of the water, which glow a gorgeous orange hue in the right sunlight.
Musandam is located in the north region of Oman. It is surrounded by two gulfs, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. There are lots of beautiful beaches here that are filled with clear white sand. The most famous is Khassab beach.
Tiwi is a small fishing village located on the eastern coast of Oman. Besides its white sands, it is bordered by Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Shab, with their green plantations, crystal waters and majestic mountains. Whether visitors are looking for adventure and activities of hiking and climbing, or simply desiring to relax and enjoy a lovely sit on the beach, this village is a perfect escape.
Ras Al Hadd
Ras Al Hadd is located in Al Sharqiya region, on the eastern coast of Oman. It is the home of a green turtle reserve. At Ras Al Hadd you can witness the amazing turtles: they lay their eggs before sunrise in holes they spent all night digging. You can also witness baby turtles hatching before they make the journey back to the sea.
Al Bustan Beach
Al Bustan is another wonderful beach located in the capital city of Muscat. It is surrounded by the Al Bustan Palace Hotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in Muscat, with a private beach. There are views of the magnificent mountains in the background, making the views from this beach and hotel quite extraordinary.
Masirah Island is one of the most beautiful islands on the eastern coast, and it is the largest island in Oman. It is over 95 km (59 miles) long, and around 13 km (8 miles) wide, making it 649 km square. Masirah Island has a lot of beautiful beaches, like Das Abu Zabil in the south and Sur Masirah in the west.
Al Duqum is a port town located in Al Wusta region, in the southeastern part of Oman. It is famous for its soft sands, gentle breeze and crystal waters.
Al Sawadi Beach
Al Sawadi Beach is located in Al Batinah region, in the northern part of Oman, about 70 km (43.5 miles) from Muscat. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Oman, and is distinguished by the rocky islands dotted off shore. These islands attract indigenous birds that add to the beach’s natural beauty.