Pristine Duqm Beaches
The small fishing port of Duqm
is an area which is currently undergoing redevelopment, and is characterised by its desert landscape, natural geology and pristine sandy beaches. Life here is all about the sea. The coastline offers spectacular views of the Arabian Sea, which merges into the vast Indian Ocean.
Local uncrowded beaches offer clean unpolluted water, pure azure ocean panoramas, and incredible pure soft sand. There are many beaches to choose from and some require a bit of travelling, but you will be well rewarded for your efforts once you get there.
Duqm beach is only 10km from the centre of Wilayat Al Duqm. Known for the purity of the sand and the turquoise waters, this beach stretches for as far as the eye can see. The water is so clean that there is a notable increase in the plant life here. This is also the case for on shore, with many migratory bird species dropping by on route. This beach is ideal for swimming and water sports.
Take time away from the beach to explore the cliffs that form the surrounding headlands. The area is covered with unusual rock formations and hidden caves, historically used for shelter from the rains or bad weather. Here you can let your imagination run wild and picture what they were used for in the past.
Untouched Ras Markaz Beach
Ras Markaz is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Sultanate of Oman and remains almost untouched. Described as a “kilometre-long stretch of virgin beachfront“, when you stand looking at it, it may feel like the coast stretches much further. This is a common theme with beaches along Oman’s coastline.
From Duqm, the beach is a bit of a drive and a 4x4 vehicle is recommended as some of the track is off-road. This only adds to the appeal as once you reach your destination, you may be lucky enough to have the beach to yourself. The roads have recently been upgraded and access is now much easier. As the road approaches the beach, it is surrounded by beautiful sandstone cliffs and dunes, which give way to the amazing ocean views and spectacular headlands. The crystal clear water and cool ocean breeze make the perfect environment for swimming and snorkelling and other water sports.
A Beach on your Doorstep
When you stay at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm, you don't have to travel far to explore Duqm’s coastline. Enjoy a relaxing stay in our hotel rooms, chalets or apartments, then start your day by heading to the beach. Throughout the day, guests are welcome to take advantage of the hotel’s swimming pool, Ocean Restaurant and well-stocked pool lounge bar.