Beaches in Muscat

Muscat, is known for its natural beauty with lush greenery and picturesque locations. The city also has some of the best beaches in the whole country of Oman. For the people who want to relax overlooking turquoise waters and golden sands, beaches of Muscat will not let you down.

Here is the list of 6 Beaches in Muscat

1. Al Bustan Beach

Named after the Al Bustan Palace Hotel, this is a private beach offering a luxury beach experience. With the concept of a 'day-pass' at the Palace, you'll truly feel like royalty with their star treatment waiting for you. They provide complimentary snorkelling equipment as well for you to explore the waters. Enjoy the deck chairs as you look out at the mountains overlooking the beach, giving you a feeling of privacy, unlike public beaches.

2. Al Qurum Beach

This beach, located in the capital city of Muscat, is one of the longest beaches in the country. At low tide, the coastline can go as far as 4 kilometres into the water. There are plenty of palm trees to provide shade, making it a great location for picnics. The beach is lively with water sports such as jetskis, which can be rented on an hourly basis.

3. Bandar Jissah Beach

A fairly rocky beach, Bandar Jissah is a mostly secluded bay. There are some snack shops and a playground nearby, but other than that, it is hidden from the public eye. There are many fascinating rock formations along the rocky shore, and during low tide, it can make for an interesting walk along the beach. This beach has 'fisherman's taxis' that can be hired to take you out into the sea.

4. Qantab Beach

Qantab Beach is a remote seashore located in Qantab, Oman. The pristine beach, overlooking the vast expanse of the Gulf of Oman is a great place to escape the city life. The shore has pebbly sands that could make exploring the beach a little difficult if one is not used to it. But, if they proceed carefully, they can also explore the natural limestone deposits and rocky coves around. Visitors can have a barbeque or visit one of the islands nearby from the Qantab Beach.

5. Al Sifah Beach

Al Sifah Beach is another seashore overlooking the Gulf of Oman. It takes about an hour to reach this beach from Muscat and, therefore, is a preferred spot for a quick getaway. With some mountains in the backdrop, the golden sands and the warm sapphire waters are perfect for a swim or to bask in the glorious sunlight. The sandy stretch is wide enough to accommodate a large number of visitors. But, the beach is still a secluded attraction.

6. Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach is an extensive and long coastline covered with pebbles overlooking the Gulf of Oman in Muscat. It is an untouched and unexploited seashore. There are no restaurants, eateries, etc. nearby. Hence, visitors need to go prepared and pack all the essentials, including food and water. Exploring the beachfront might be difficult, so wearing appropriate footwear is also recommended.

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