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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Beaches in Qatar – Alluring Coastal Getaways

The appealing nation of Qatar offers many interesting attractions for visitors. Amongst these are a number of attractive beaches that are sure to capture the interest of the discerning leisure seeker.


Simaisma Family Beach

The Simaisma Family Beach is an attractive extent of beach that has been opened to the public fairly recently. To reach this appealing beach you only need to undertake a relatively short journey from Doha, which will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes. This beach is noted for its safe and clean environment. Additionally, as it is a comparatively recent attraction you will not find crowds of people there. Visitors will find that Simaisma is a wonderful place to spend leisure hours with family members, enjoy beach barbeques, relax and unwind.


Al Khor Family Beach

An attractive beach that is an ideal leisure site for families, Al Khor Beach offers many family-friendly facilities. You will find barbeque grills here that are ready for use, as well as convenient facilities like showers and bathrooms for those desiring to take a dip in the waters. Another attraction is a grassy spot adjacent to the beach which is a great place to hang out and relax. If you enjoy the local karak drink you will be pleased by the cafe that can be found in proximity to the beach. Al Khor beach can be reached by a 45-minute drive from the city of Doha.


Al Dhakira Beach

The region of Al Dhakira is renowned for featuring the biggest mangrove area in the country of Qatar. The local beach is also a great place to go fishing and kayaking. If you bring a barbeque grill you will be able to make your own barbeque meal at this beach. Al Dhakira beach is always a delightful place to visit with friends or family, and you will have the opportunity to organise your own activities and games at this seaside location.


Zekreet Beach

The area of Zekreet is known for its intriguing rock formations as well as the famous Richard Serra Art Piece which is situated in the midst of the desert. You will find that the terrain of this beach is comparatively rockier when compared with some other beaches in the country, which are comparatively sandier. Visitors will see that the waters of Zekreet Beach are attractive being a shimmering blue in colour. This beach is a great leisure site that you may visit either in the course of the week or over the weekend, as it is generally not crowded. As you enjoy the beaches of Qatar a choice of accommodation that you could consider would be one of the Souq Waqif hotels. The conveniently located Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels will be an ideal option for the discerning traveller.


Wakrah Beach

Wakrah Beach is another beach that is noted for its attractive mangroves. Another attraction at this beach is little fish that will nibble away the dead cells on the soles of your feet. Visitors will find a designated area for families at Wakrah Beach, which only families may enter. As this stretch of beach is situated in proximity to numerous restaurants and stores visitors will be able to conveniently replenish their energies and pick up supplies.


Khor Al Adaid (Inland Sea)

The well-known Inland Sea is always a great place for camping and fishing, particularly during the season of winter. You will see that the Inland Sea is located close to the border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In order to reach the Inland Sea, you will have to travel through an area of sand dunes; it is very advisable to obtain the services of a skilled driver knowledgeable with the local conditions to drive you to the sea. This is because inexperienced drivers should not attempt to drive through the tricky sand dunes. However, when you reach the beach you will be rewarded as it is a beautiful and clean place that will capture your imagination.