Positioned at the most eastern end of the Dhofar coast before the cliffs of Jebel Samhan interrupt, Hasik is worth the two-hour drive from Salalah for the journey more than the destination. The road is sealed and not particularly exceptional in winter, but in summer luminous clouds billow down from the jebel and high winds whip across the water, sending the surf backwards as the waves roll inexorably forwards. Glossy cormorants cluster like oil slicks in the coves and waders shelter from the seasonal fury amid the drifts of pink top shells.
There is not much to see in Hasik itself, but if you continue along the road towards Hadraban, look out for an interesting limestone formation overhanging the sandstone cliffs. A small car park and toilet block marks the spot. The spectacular road across Jebel Samhan, linking Hasik to Shwaymiyah, is a tourist attraction in its own right.