The coastal strip in Oman stretches for 3,165 km, with beaches overlooking the Sea of ??Oman, the Arabian Sea, the Arabian Gulf, and the Hormuz Strait in the north. The nature of this coastal strip varies between sandy beaches prepared for tourism and summer, or rocky coasts, bays, islands, more suitable for fishing and marine tourism.
Sifah Beach is located near Jebel Sifah, which means Sifah Mountain, on the eastern coast of Muscat. The beach is distinguished by its white sands that have few rocky outcrops stretched over it. Visitors can enjoy several sea activities and barbecues on this lovely beach. “There is very little light pollution. It’s a long flat beach with mountains behind. Stars are clearly visible. Also, it is warm, so you can easily camp and enjoy the night sky. In the morning you can swim in the warm water. If you are lucky, you could swim in a phosphorescent sea with the stars twinkling above you! Magical!”
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