Mughsail Beach - The dromedary beach of Oman
From Salalah a roughly 40 minute drive to the west on highway 47 brings you to Mughsail Beach. The beach is situated directly behind the main road so it's impossible to miss. A particular highlight of this beach is the large number of dromedaries that frequent it, particularly in Khareef. In the wet season, Khareef, between May and September the dromedaries come down from the mountains and fill up on the green grass in front of the sea. For this reason it's important to take extra care on the roads. You can park right next to the main road, but there are also free car parks available. There is a general basic infrastructure with toilets, parking and rubbish bins on the beach, but we were only able to find one restaurant. Very few water sports take place on the beach.
The sand at Mughsail Beach varies between white and yellow over the entire 8 kilometres and its edges are dominated by rocks. The beach is clean and comes across as being well-maintained. The "blowholes" at the south-western end of the beach are particularly interesting. The sea has eroded the rocks over the years and broken through the top of them in places. The pressure of the waves sends the water shooting under the rocks and out of the holes in the top, up to 10 metres high. A nice natural spectacle for people who are finding the quiet beach of Mughsail a little too quiet.