During summer, most people prefer to go to the beach. There is more space to move around. And it would be nice to chase the waves.
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Al Khor is home to several beaches. You don’t have to travel far if you want to dip your feet in saltwater. Most beaches in the country are bare, but there are some with facilities for the beachgoers.
Fun in the Sun
If you have the chance to visit some beaches in Al Khor, you might have noticed that most of these are bare. You have to bring all your equipment if you want to enjoy your day on the beach.
Here are some places that you can visit to enjoy the facilities:
Al Qarma Beach Garden
This beach is for women and children below 10 years old. It has play areas, a picnic table and benches, and washroom facilities.
However, this beach does not allow cooking barbeques, playing football, and bringing pets. Despite that, there is no entrance fee.
Al Farkiah Beach
This is one gated beach. Visitors come and go in one gate only. Once inside, you can relax under beach umbrellas. After bathing, you can use bath and shower facilities. Children can also play in the playground if they don’t want to stay on the beach. There are also barbecue stands where you can order grilled food.
If you don’t have a car, you can get to Al Farkiah Beach by taking a taxi. The beach is open from 7 am to 12 am every day.
Al Thakira Beach
This is another family beach in Al Khor. Guests can enjoy water sports such as kayaking. If you don’t want to get wet, you can take long walks or go cycling along a path. You can also visit mangrove vegetation. There is no entrance fee to this beach.
Children can also enjoy playing in the playground.
This beach is near Al Khor. There used to be a passage that allows cars to get to the island. Upon dismantling, guests now have to get their feet wet to get to the island.
What awaits guests on the island? Flamingoes, small shell crabs, and fossils. Of course, you couldn’t ignore the mangrove surrounding you.
If you are planning to visit other beaches elsewhere, you could check if it’s open for families. After all, some destinations are open for women and children only.
Beach Safety Tips
As you enjoy your day at the beach, you need to be alert to avoid accidents. You want to have happy memories on your outing. Let’s take a look at some reminders when you go to the beach:
- Follow beach rules to prevent any untoward incidents
- Don’t go to the beach drunk
- If you have children with you, always keep an eye on them
- Know how to swim or at least wear a lifesaver when you go to the water
- Keep away from riptide
- Know what to do in case of drowning
- Bring a first aid kit in case you and your companions get cuts and bruises or suffer from jellyfish sting
- Always wear sunscreen to prevent getting sunburn