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.
Khasab is a port in northern Oman. There is a fort that has stone turrets and a museum showcasing some of the area’s most interesting archaeological finds. The water is emerald green and you can take a dip at Bassa beach, which is a short walk from the ferry terminal in Khasab.
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. There are also kayaks available for rent to explore the beach's azure waters.
Al Sawadi Beach
This beach is about an hour and a half away from Muscat, resulting in fewer crowds along its shores. It has interesting seashells and marine life that wander onto the sands. Al Sawadi is known to have beautiful corals that can be seen while snorkelling around the water. There are islands close-by that can be accessed by boats on hire. Moreover, keep an eye out on the sky, for the beach is said to host plenty of Oman's indigenous birds.
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 is 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.
Khalouf Beach lies to the south of the Muscat, which is Oman’s capital. Most of the time the beach is almost deserted, with tourists and locals alike heading to beaches in the north. Khalouf beach’s unique selling point is its large sand dunes that you can play in.
If you are into wildlife you can also do a lot of animal-spotting, as the beach gets regular visits from flamingos and eagles. It also has a very local vibe to it, with fishermen lining the shore and only a few locals taking a dip.
Ras al Hadd
Ras al Hadd, in eastern Oman, is best known for its green turtles. The beach is in a reserve where you can see baby turtle hatching in the morning. Be sure to arrive early, at around 3:30 am to witness the spectacle.