10 Best Public and Private Beaches in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is known as the land of beaches with several public and private beaches where residents can enjoy themselves. Living in Saudi Arabia and not visiting the beaches of Saudi Arabia would be rather disappointing.

Saudi Arabia has got some of the most breath-taking beaches where you can enjoy.  Today in this article I will make you know about some best beaches in Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in the Middle East

Best Public beaches of Saudi Arabia

Public beaches as the name suggests are those which are open for the public and they are allowed to roam openly but it has restrictions on clothing. Following are the 5 Public beaches of Saudi Arabia.

  1. Al-Fanateer Beach in Jubail

Al Fanateer beach is located at Al Jubail’s and is one of the most favorite among the local as well as the visitors of this place. There are several pleasing beaches, scenic boat rides, walking paths and much more.

This is the best place to relax with your Family and friends. Al-Fanateer shopping Mall is quite near to it where you can also take your family shopping.

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  1. Haql Beach

Haql Beach is located at the town of Haql at the head of Aqaba Gulf. This beach is a great spot for the divers. If you are a good swimmer then you must also explore the Haql Beach Shipwreck.

It has a stunning coral reef life making it a famous diving spot. Recommended: 10 Reasons to travel on the coastal highway from Jeddah to Haql

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  1. Farasan Al Kabir Beach

 Farasan Island is well known for having the most beautiful diving spots in the world with beautiful seascapes, clear blue water, and isolated islands.

If you are planning to go for diving, then Farasan Island is the best place where you will also find Farasan Al Kabir the largest island among them. Recommended: Do you know there are 1,300 islands in Saudi Arabia?

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  1. Umluj Beach

Off the city of Umluj, there is an island with virgin beaches where you can hire a boat from the harbor for SAR100 and explore your trip to the island. This is one of the 50 islands included in the red sea project. Recommended: 7 reasons to visit Umluj Beach

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  1. Half Moon Beach, Khobar

Shaped like the half-moon as its name suggest, this beach is the biggest destination for the locals as well as the tourists. This beach gives a spectacular view of the Persian Gulf. It also offers numbers of other activities like an amusement park, playground, washrooms, and lockers and showers for the visitors.

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Best Private beaches of Saudi Arabia

Private beaches do not offer strict rules and are enclosed so that no one could see onto the beaches. Mentioned below are the 5 private beaches of Saudi Arabia.

  1. Durrat Al Arous, Jeddah

Durrat Al Arous is the oldest and one of the biggest private beaches of Jeddah with 1000 beach villas, a theme park, a diving school, and a golf course.

This is also known as the first private beach of Saudi Arabia which started the trend of private beaches. You can book a villa for a day or as per your needs. Recommended: 4 things to do in Durrat Al Arous

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  1. OIA Resort, Jeddah

Inspired by the idea of Greek beaches, this resort features a white stone house. Here you can recreate yourself having fun with the sailing, kayaking and floating Water Park. Here you can also enjoy tasty foods from the artisanal cafes and restaurants nearby.

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  1. Bhadur Resort, Jeddah

Located in Jeddah, this resort has a private beach and also provides you with the services of spa, sunbeds, cafes and restaurants, diving school, and a water park. Besides this, there is a number of games and arcade schools to keep your kids busy while you relax.

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  1. Indigo Beach, Jeddah

Indigo beach is known as one of the most luxurious private beaches which are open to members only. The Bali inspired beach offers you with four-bedroom bungalows, waterfalls and infinity pools, spa and gym.

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  1. Silver Sand Beach, Jeddah

Silver sand demands SAR 150 entrance fee per person and offer fun activities like windsurfing, snorkeling open water swimming to smaller Islands. Here you can enjoy complete privacy.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.