|Oman is lined with some stunning beaches. And there is just about any activity the average beach goer can find from sunning, swimming, diving, snorkeling, boating, surfing and sail boarding, beach combing and shell collecting. Several major hotels in the Muscat area are on beach front property.
The Intercon Beach, just off the suburb of Shatti al Qurm, faces the Muscat Intercontinental Hotel. This strip is ideal for family outings, morning walks or a jog in evening. It is usual to find local Omanis playing pick-up games of football (soccer) in the breakers at low tide. Here you may enjoy restaurants, snack bars and cafes along the beach as well as find local dive operators. You may have barbecuing at the Qurum beach entrance. Here you might also find local youth singing in groups late into the evening.
Qantab and Bandar Jissah beaches lie close Al Bustan. Local fishermen at Qantab will offer to take you fishing while at Bandar Jissah the view of the rocky coastline is fabulous. In close proximity to Bandar Jissah there is the Oman Dive Centre where you can arrange diving excursions and take courses (PADI instruction).
There is the road near Ruwi to Yitti beach. This tour on a single causeway road through hilly terrain will take you to a fishing village with winding dirt track that lead to the beach through a long shallow cove. At Yitti beach fishermen are working. You may relish plenty of space for any kind of beach activity. You may stroll in the shallows or explore the shell encrusted outcrops along the shore.
You may rent yourself a four wheel drive and head southeast down the coast beyond Quriyat in case you would like to spend more time investigating Oman's beaches. There are a variety of beaches between rocky outcrops, the most prominent being Mokallah (also known as White Beach). This place is very popular for overnight camping on the seashore. And snorkeling here is really exceptional.
The beach at Ra's Al Junayz is located 360 km from Muscat where you can spend a night watching Oman's green back turtles nesting almost any time of the year.