Qatar is known to have some of the most beautiful beaches to unwind the mind on vacations. People can enjoy all sorts of recreational activities such as Kayaking at the Thakhira Mangroves to able to do rock climbing at Purple Island. apart from that, every beach of Qatar has something extra to offer to its visitors as well as kids with specialized play areas and comfortable cabanas.
So, let us check out some of these beautiful beaches where you can explore the wildlife and have yourselves to soothe up.
North of Qatar
Al Khor Beach
The beach is very family-friendly. The beach provides many facilities for visitors. People can use the barbecue grills and bathrooms and showers if they like to swim. You can also hang out in the grassy area near the beach. There is a Tea Time nearby to add to the tranquil ambiance in Karak. The distance from Doha is about 45 minutes.
This beach is also known as Purple Island and is basically a mangrove laden island. you can reach the beach from Doha by car and enjoy the beach which has all the basic facilities such as showers, barbecue grills, changing rooms and much more.
Al Dhakira Beach
Al Dhakira is the largest mangrove reserve in Qatar. The beach has long been a place for barbecuing, so don’t be shy about bringing a grill and cooking your meals. It’s a great place to go with family and friends, and you can enjoy yourself by organizing your games and activities as well.
Fuwairit Beach is known for its white sand and turquoise waters. It is widely considered as the best attraction in Qatar and is located north of Doha and takes around two hours to reach there. Also, this beach is home to the Hawksbill turtle and is known as a perfect place for swimming. Here, you can enjoy lots of water sports activities as well as beach volleyball.
This beach is almost always empty, and it has white sand and turquoise waters. Because there are few stores near Doha and restaurants are few and far between, you will need to bring your supplies. However, the best part is relaxing, tanning, swimming, and having a barbecue that’s hot off the grill. A Hawksbill sea turtle hatching site is also located in Fuwairit
This beach is located just 20 minutes away from Doha and is a perfect tourist destination. It is not much crowded and has lots of facilities for every age group. There are many mosques and shops nearby so you can even shop here as well. You can enjoy beach barbecues with your family in Simaisma, and enjoy quality time with your friends!
The southernmost beach of Fuwairit is Maroona. This beach is also known as French Beach. It’s unclear why, though. Comment if you know!
This beautiful beach is located east of Al Khor Beach and is a family place to be. For every age group, this beach has something exciting. There are kids play zones and sports activities for elders to have fun.
Al Ghariya Beach
This beach is situated in Madinat Ash Shamal which is around 10 km from Fuwairit Beach in the north of Doha city. one of the cleanest beaches in Qatar, you can enjoy swimming here as well as head for a desert camp. A lot of water sports activities are available here such as Jet Ski, fishing, swimming, etc.
West of Qatar
One of the few beaches in the world which has rock formations, you can find Richard Serra’s art piece located near Zekreet Beach. The water here has a clear blue color and is an excellent destination for camping. You can reach here in one hour from Doha and is home to some ancient settlements and prehistoric sites as well.
Located in the municipality of Al Rayyan, Umm Bab is also known as Palm Tree Beach. A small cluster of palm trees makes it known as Palm Tree beach. Al Jemailya used to be a part of Al Rayyan before the municipality was incorporated into Al Jemailya.
In the western part of Qatar, Dukhan Beach is a popular beach for families and those who want to barbecue. There are restrooms, BBQ pits, a pagoda, and shower facilities.
South of Qatar
Al Wakrah Beach
Al Wakrah Beach is situated at the Al Wakrah beach which is situated 10km south of Doha and the beach is about 15 km southeast of the village center. The beach is widely known for its golden sands as well as fun activities being conducted there.
Those who aren’t with their families are not allowed to enter Wakrah’s designated family area. Several stores and restaurants are located nearby, so it’s easy to grab supplies en route. Doha is a 25- to 30-minute drive away.
This beautiful beach is situated near the border with Saudi Arabia and to get here, you have to travel through the sand dunes with no road connections. But any difficulty in reaching here will get smoothen up once you reach there as it is a fantastic spot for camping and fishing. The sea here is home to coral reefs and side-mount and technical diving is largely done here.
Fishermen and campers enjoy the inland sea during the winter season. Sealine Beach is 30 minutes away. If you’re not familiar with dune driving, you shouldn’t attempt to navigate by yourself. Although, the scenery and cleanliness of the beach make it well worth it. The drive takes 2 and a half hours in total.
Sealine Beach (Mesaieed)
One of the most popular beaches in Qatar is Sealine Beach. ATV riding and dune bashing at the nearby dunes are popular activities in addition to swimming.
Katara Beach, which is part of Katara Cultural Village, is the closest family beach to Doha. A variety of water sports activities (such as a Gondola and pedal boat) are available for children in the children’s play area.
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So, what’s stopping you? Take your family to these beautiful beaches and enjoy a lively time together in front of the blue turquoise waters and above the golden sands.