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“Convenient base on the Indian Ocean”
Review of Aomak Beach

Aomak Beach
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Unlike Socotra beaches of Qalansia/Detwah, Shouab, Delisha and Archer (please see my separate reviews) Aomak is situated on the Indian Ocean shore, in the southern coast of the island.

The landscape here is totally different from the one in the north or north-east of Socotra. The desert runs along the ocean coast. The nearby oasis of palm trees notably stands out of this otherwise deserted shore.

There is an organized camp site with electricity, basic shower and toilette facilities. And its keepers can assist with cooking, if needed. Make sure to charge your gadgets here as not all eco-lodges and campsites in Socotra offer this opportunity. The camp was not at all as crowded as Detwah near Qalansia, so we enjoyed overnight stay here greatly – there were more locals than tourists around.

Although the ocean creates a small harbour near the campsite, the current is nevertheless strong here. So be careful while swimming. And better apply sun protection even while swimming let alone staying outdoors on the beach – we saw too many people sun burnt.

The scenery in Aomak itself is somewhat boring. But it’s in a short drive away from the fabulous sand dunes of Zahek and/or Noged.

The seemingly endless horizontal (not vertical) white sand dunes near the village of Zahek, framed with the ocean on one side and mountain ridge on another, provided for amazing photo opportunities… I just loved wandering around it!

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