Mughsail Beach
Mughsail Beach is less than an hour's drive from Salalah and offers 8 kilometres of fine sand with basic infrastructure. There are public toilets, rubbish bins and parking spaces at the beach, but no other facilities or opportunities for shopping. In exchange for the lack of facilities, you can enjoy a taste of the Caribbean on this beach in Oman, with its palm trees and green meadows.

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.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    6/10
  • Family
    2/10
  • Water sport
    2/10
  • Party
    1/10
How did you like the beach?
Mughsail 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: 6/10 points
Place 10 of 20
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 2/10 points
Place 16 of 20
The beach as well as the atmosphere of the location are not appealing for families.
Water sports: 2/10 points
Place 11 of 20
Without wind and reasonable waves it is difficult to do any water-sports at this beach.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 19 of 20
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
-1/10
Ease
3/10
Beauty
8/10
Romance
4/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Beach facts
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Nudism

LGBT

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Parking

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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Mughsail Beach Restaurant Map icon
Mughsail Beach Restaurant

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Mughsail Beach Restaurant
    Mughsail Beach Restaurant To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

Direction to beach
Risks
  • Big waves
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