Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach, Al Hadd: Address, Turtle Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Turtle Beach
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Bidiyah, Oman1 contribution
My last and unenjoyable visit to alhad Beach
Nov 2021 • Family
This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Unfortunately our visit was ruined by Environment volunteers rooming in that area. We arrived in the morning around 11 am. We brought a big tent and it took us 1 hour to put it up. The environment volunteers came and warned that camping in this area is not allowed. They came just before sunset. So we had to shift so we followed them and asked them about the new location they suggest. So we picked all our luggage and big tent and moved to the new place which was quite far from the beach. When we started making little tiny fire for our tea, suddenly the same person came again requesting us to stop making fire. He said fire distubes Turtles. So we suggested to them to make a big fence and close the whole beach since humans are really harming the feelings of the turtles even with a small fire 200 meter away from the beach. I would add also that puplic toilets are really dirty and with no water at all
Even the mosque had no water. If you need a toilet you probably need to go to the petrol Station 5 km away. Therefore I suggest that they should give a small attention to people and tourists needs compare to the high care they believe they do to the turtles. I feel sorry for tourism and i do not see any improvements in near future. If you like to visit the beach do it during the day and avoid camping there, they will come to you every hour and let you feel that you are not welcome at all.
Written November 19, 2021
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Alok Singh
2 contributions
Nice but nothing special
Dec 2020
There were only turtles on the beach, and while interesting to see, and walk in the moonlight to the beach, I wouldn't go out of my way for it
Written January 3, 2021
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Amal A
Hawalli, Kuwait323 contributions
Nice experience
Jan 2021
The price of the ticket was fair only 3 rial

The Atmosphere was great
We are lucky we sow snug turtle 🐢
And new baby
You should go
And stay more than one night so you can get pictures in the early morning
Written January 2, 2021
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Tomo
147 contributions
An Unforgettable Experience
Oct 2019 • Friends
This was one of my highlights during my trip in Oman. We woke up around 4:00 am to go to the beach. There was one guide who took us around. His English wasn't that good but it was still understandable. We were very lucky and saw more than one turtle laying eggs as well as little baby turtles running towards the ocean. We also saw some bioluminescent plankton that made the ocean sparkle!

A truly unforgettable experience!
Written March 31, 2020
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DannyB84
Zemst, Belgium12 contributions
Ras Al Hadd: amazing experience!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Ras Al Hadd is an amazing beach which is far less touristic and much more respectfully for the turtles than Ras Al Jins. If you’re in the area and want to sleep in your tent on the beach, which is normally forbidden, this is your man: Mr Fayal (00 968 9955 6257). He’s a fisherman witch a license so you can stay on his area on the beach. More than that, you can do a trip on his boat to see dolphins, turtles and even fish tuna witch him! Fayal is a super kind guy, he’s just amazing. He has chill out wooden banks on the beach and if you want to, he’ll grill you some fish in the evening. All this for really reasonable prices, a 2 hours boat trip with boat in the morning + dinner in the evening + accommodation where you can put your tent will cost you around 25 OMR per person. We also spotted turtles at night and Fayal treated them respectfully and you’ll see them all alone, not with a bunch of disrespectful tourists chasing turtle witch their flashlights like they do in Ras Al Jins. Highly recommended!!
Written February 15, 2020
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Thomas
Vienna, Austria131 contributions
Example of bad consequence of Mass Tourism
Dec 2019 • Family
Oman is not yet prepared for mass tourism. We waited 2 hours for the tour to the turtles although we had a reservation. Pure chaos! Then you have to walk for 30 minutes to the beach in a group of 25 people. I dont want to know on how many small turtles the entire group stamped. Pure mass tourism with all bad consequences: people egoistically just want to shot a pic of the turtles. It is horrible to see how the pure animals are suffering from the flash light of the smartphones of the fat tourists in flipflops. Well spare yourself this experience if you are a friend of nature.
Written February 8, 2020
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ging466
Sydney, Australia513 contributions
Sea turtles
Oct 2019
We went before sunrise and walked down to the beach and saw one sea turtle that had laid her eggs and was then going back to the ocean. What an incredible struggle it was for her but after 30 minutes she got from her nest to the ocean. We also saw some babies that had hatched and the guides helped them down to the ocean. It's an awesome place to see these wonderful creatures.
Written December 25, 2019
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Rajesh K
Muscat, Oman155 contributions
Nature's wonder - you are compelled to witness
Oct 2019
Go there with the help of local guides. You can see the large turtles coming for laying eggs during end of summer and large number of small turtles getting hatched and returning to sea after 2-3 months.. one of the unique places in earth
Written November 17, 2019
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R.EG
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Amazing Experience of seeing the baby turtles but the area is bit dirty.
Sep 2019
Amazing Experience of seeing the baby turtles but the area is a bit dirty.
Have to bring your camping stuff.
Written October 28, 2019
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Srinivasan_manickam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions
Clean serene beach
Aug 2019 • Family
Good unadulterated beach to relax n watch sunset and sunrise. It’s beauty encourages us to walk along the beach.
Written August 17, 2019
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