Al Khan Beach
Located in the Al Khan neighbourhood close to Sharjah city, this beach is a 600-metre strip of sand with dedicated area for swimming and water sports. For adventurers, the surf school here has activities like kayaking, parasailing, surfing and fly boarding. Those who prefer a more relaxed experience can lounge on the sand and enjoy Sharjah weather, wade in the water in the dedicated swimming area, take a ride on a banana boat or play some beach volleyball. There are also plenty of things to do with kids, including a playground with multiple slides for smaller children. The beach is one of the quick places to visit in Sharjah for a dose of natural views with friends and family.
Al Khan Beach is also one of the popular Sharjah tourist places, with two major attractions close by. In just a five minute walk from the beach, you can reach the Sharjah Maritime Museum and Sharjah Aquarium. You needn’t worry about how to wash up beforehand, as the Al Khan Beach has plenty of showers, changing rooms and toilets. Just south of here is the Mamzar beach, another place to enjoy the waves of the Arabian Gulf.
AL Fisht Public Beach
The white sand of the Al Fisht Beach is a scenic destination for walking, beach-combing and picnicking in Sharjah. The Al Fisht Park, which is right opposite the beach, has manicured grass lawn and a children’s area with colourful slides, swings and see-saws. The park is especially an attraction with parents looking for things to do with kids. On Friday afternoons, families around Sharjah and the nearby strip of low-rise villas come to picnic while their children take part in the summer activities for kids. Join the tradition by bringing your own basket of food to picnic in the sand like locals and residents.
Though swimming is strictly prohibited in the beach due to the strong currents, experienced tour operators can guide you to several areas for water sports. You can choose to go kayaking or parasailing, which are among the popular summer activities. When there are clear skies, it is also one of the popular places to visit in Sharjah at night to stargaze while listening to the sound of waves.
This 3-kilometre crescent-shaped beach hosts endless choices for fun in the water, from fishing and diving to parasailing and kayaking.