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Beaches in Salalah

The second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, Salalah, although considered obscure by many, is infamous for seemingly endless coastlines of pristine beach, in addition to much more.


Mughsayl Beach

Being a fairly coastal city, Salalah has no shortage of beach resorts such as Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, and one of the best beaches and top attractions in Salalah is the Mughsayl Beach. Visitors to this beach are guaranteed to discover sights like no other, with an amalgamation of features from drastically differing locales. The pristine turquoise waters are reminiscent of places like the Caribbean, or even the Maldives, but the surrounding jagged mountain scenery seems to be straight out of an Australian cliff-face. It almost looks like someone photoshopped together their image of an ideal beach.

Should you visit the beach in the summer time you shall witness coconut trees and banana plantations in abundance. In the winter, the waters get quite rough, and although swimming won't be encouraged, it's quite a sight to watch the strong waves crash against the jagged rocks.


Al Fazayih Beach

Getting to this beach is considered an adventure on its own, and the use of an SUV is pretty much essential to tackle the rocky and desert terrains leading up to the beach. If you like beach therapy in the form of a completely secluded beach with no threat of noise from tourists or busy establishments, then this is the place for you. At any given time, the beach is almost guaranteed to be deserted, with no cafes or resorts anywhere in the vicinity, so it is best to carry your own refreshments and meals. People who have visited Al Fazayih beach consistently remark on the beautiful landscape, with white sandy shores, beautiful blue water and a stunning backdrop of rocky mountains.


Dhalkut Beach

Featuring a mesmerising contrast of greenery, desert landscapes and jagged-rock mountains, Dhalkut beach has it all. Agriculture is a thriving industry in this so don't be surprised to find herds of camels grazing on the beach nearby. The expanse of Dhalkut beach is quite significant so there will be plenty of beach to be shared by both you and the area's animal inhabitants. The area this beach is situated in is also quite significant since it is one of the world's most notable producers of frankincense, both historically as well as presently.


Rakhyut Beach

Situated on the western edge of Salalah, very close to the Yemeni border, the beach at Rakhyut is another one that guarantees serenity. Between the months of June and September, the beach becomes a popular surfing destination due to the strong monsoon swells that arrive from the Indian Ocean. If you do arrive here for a surfing excursion, be mindful of the isolated nature of the beach. At the event of an injury, emergency treatment cannot be found very close by. It is therefore recommended that, unless you're a surfing expert, this beach be visited to enjoy a welcome escape from society in the form of a relaxing picnic coupled with a therapeutic dip rather than engaging in more risky activities such as surfing.