A wonderful 8km corniche, either side of the town, has a landscaped area for walking, enjoying sea views, sniffing drying sardines and watching the fishermen mending nets while footballers compete for a pitch on the sand. Various ad hoc coffeeshops come alive in the evenings. Swimming is possible anywhere along the beach – in discreet swimwear.
For shell enthusiasts, the long flat sands at low tide make a great place to see horn, turret and auger shells. Al Abnah Freish Antiques & Gifts, in the town centre portion of the corniche, has a small selection of silver souvenirs and camel sticks.