Explore these family beaches in Qatar
Summer is here but the love for that easy breeze never goes away. From being the ideal getaway spot with families to the perfect BBQ venture, Qatar's family beaches come with facilities and safe waters for the entire family to enjoy. From one end of Qatar to the other - you have ample of options to take your family to.
Dukhan public beach is situated on the western coast of Qatar and is nearly 80 km from the heart of Doha. The top spot when it comes to the most beautiful sunset, you can grab some snacks and head here to catch the beautiful vistas. The open space beach is also suitable for swimming and camping, and the water is also a bit warmer. The spectacular views of the beach where you can enjoy watching the marine life by the shoreline is the perfect destination for your beachy getaway. There is the Dukhan Water Sports Club in the vicinity so you can check that out as well.
You can also go for snorkeling and discover the reef under the water while some members of the family can make that perfect BBQ or even a friendly game of football on the smooth sand.
Location: Dukhan beach
With a play area designated just for kids, Simaisma is one of the more popular options for picnics on the beach. You will find canopies under which you can do BBQ under night lights and the beach mostly has a nice, cool breeze most of the time, so this can make for a pleasant getaway. There are two or three stretches of Simaisa beach that are open for separate sections of the public. Its a sandy little getaway which can be a great sensory experience. In addition, when you're planning a trip to this beach, rest assured that all ameneties will be available for a comfortable getaway. toilets, shaded areas, playgrounds, a soccer pitch and food and drink outlets nearby.
Location: Simaisma beach
If you haven't seen the inflatable balloons and the kids haven't dragged you here yet, you're in luck! The very popular Katara beach is a sweet haven for familes. With numerous water activties, food stalls and comforatble loungers and shades aiding the perfect family getaway, this is one of the most popular beaches as its right in the city at Katara Cultural Village. You can go for the gondola rides or take advantage of any of katara's motorist activties here as well. Just keep in mind that there will be minimum entrance fee ranging starting from QAR 10 for adults and free for children under 17. You can rent a chair and umbrella for QAR 5
Location: Katara beach
Al Wakra beach
The Al Wakra family beach is another popular spot for families because of its clear crytsal waters and low tides. Your kids can enjoy dipping their feet in the sand as they spot some crabs and tiny fish swimming in the seaweed here. The main beach has gazeboas and umbrellas, a perfect spot for devouring your BBQ's and also the ideal shade for these summer rays! The on-site facilities include a soccer pitch, volleyball pitch, proper BBQ stations, three playgrounds, showers and toilets. The beach is near the city so you can always grab your lunch from nearby as well if you are not in the mood to BBQ. It's the perfect beach for a stroll on a breezy evening or even a small picnic. Take advantage of the space and fly kites here or pick up seashells with your kids - a perfect beachy escape.
Location: Al Wakra municipality family beach
Al Thakeera beach
Thakira family beach is another off-beat but beautiful beach destination to visit for a beach trip away from the city. This beach is host to several mangroves and this can make for an ideal photo-op too! There are options to do fishing and kayaking and even a nice BBQ while your kids play to their hearts’ content. With its absolute serene views and ample water sports you could try, this beach in the Al Khor region is an easy favourite.
Families can bring their cycles here or jog along the beachy sand as it's a popularly loved space for families who are looking for a quiet escape.
Location: Al Thakeera beach
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