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The Best Beaches to Visit in Oman

Picture of Gehad Medhat
Updated: 21 September 2017
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.

A sunset view at the corniche in Al Qurum, Muscat, Oman | © Radzimy/Shutterstock
A sunset view at the corniche in Al Qurum, Muscat, Oman | © Radzimy/Shutterstock

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.

Beach at Al Mughsayl, Salalah, Oman | © Byelikova Oksana/Shutterstock
Beach at Al Mughsayl, Salalah, Oman | © Byelikova Oksana/Shutterstock

Bandar Jissah

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.

Bandar Jissa in Oman | © Richard Yoshida/Shutterstock
Bandar Jissa in Oman | © Richard Yoshida/Shutterstock

Musandam Beaches

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.

A Dhow in Musandam, Oman | © Bill Kret/Shutterstock
A Dhow in Musandam, Oman | © Bill Kret/Shutterstock

Tiwi 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.

Tiwi Beach in Oman | © worapan kong/Shutterstock
Tiwi Beach in Oman | © worapan kong/Shutterstock

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.

Ras Al Hadd By: Andries3
Ras Al Hadd By: Andries3 | Flickr

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.

Al Bustan Beach By: Fabio Achilli
Al Bustan Beach By: Fabio Achilli | Flickr

Masirah Island

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.

White sand on Masirah Island, Oman | © Przemyslaw Skibinski/Shutterstock
White sand on Masirah Island, Oman | © Przemyslaw Skibinski/Shutterstock

Duqum Beach

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.

Duqum Beach By: Fariz Safarulla
Duqum Beach By: Fariz Safarulla | Flickr

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.

Al Sawadi By: Andries Oudshoorn
Al Sawadi By: Andries Oudshoorn | Wikipedia Commons