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As Sifah Beach

Muscat,

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
The beach at As Sifah is ideal for desert-lovers who don't want to forgo the sea. Its fine, deep golden sand makes it difficult to stroll along the beach. Since the beach at the village of As Sifah is not developed for tourists and there are few opportunities to buy food and drinks, you need to bring your own. Its open aspect without windbreaks makes it good for various types of water sports, including surfing, kite-surfing, sailing or windsurfing, provided you bring your own equipment.

As Sifah Beach - Wide desert beach

The beach at As Sifah is one of the widest and closest to the desert that we have found in the Muscat area. It is about 30 kilometres and a good hour by car from the capital of Oman. At almost six kilometres it covers a very long stretch of the coastline. The beach, with its deep golden sand, and set against the mountains and the Gulf of Oman, could not look more natural and beautiful. The traditional houses of the village of As Sifah add the final touch to this picturesque beach.

The sand itself is fine, though a few stones and litter items are to be found among its fine grains, despite the fact that the beach is well supplied with rubbish bins. As there is nothing that acts as a windbreak anywhere along this wide beach, it is comparatively windy. This inevitably affects the sea and the waves. The water is a bit rough, though it is still very clear.

There is little infrastructure at the beach. We couldn't find any shaded areas, showers or toilets. In As Sifah itself there were only two coffee shops open where drinks and small snacks could be ordered. In As Sifah hardly anyone speaks English and very few tourists visit its wide beach. However, the beach is bound to be well-suited to water sport enthusiasts who love surfing, kite-surfing, sailing or windsurfing and have their own equipment.

We recommend this beach as a day excursion for nature-lovers and anyone who enjoys picturesque settings. There is no accommodation available locally, so for a longer stay you would have to camp.

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As Sifah Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 4/10 points
Place 18 of 20
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 1/10 points
Place 17 of 20
No facilites and completely unsuitable atmosphere - this beach is not for families.
Water sports: 4/10 points
Place 7 of 20
You can only occasionally spot some water-sport activities in the sea here.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 14 of 20
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
10/10
Ease
1/10
Beauty
8/10
Romance
2/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
Age groups
< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
As Sifah Coffee Shop Map icon
As Sifah Coffee Shop

Offer: Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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As Sifah Coffee Shop Restaurant

Offer: Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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  • As Sifah Coffee Shop
    As Sifah Coffee Shop To map Map icon

    Offer: Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

  • As Sifah Coffee Shop Restaurant
    As Sifah Coffee Shop Restaurant To map Map icon

    Offer: Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 23.457238, 58.780659
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  • Glass shards
  • Sharp stones
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