Fizayah Beach


Separated from the rest of the Salalah Plain by the vertical cliffs of Mughsail, and accessed via the Sarfait Rd, Fizayah Beach is one of the most dramatic spectacles in Dhofar. Lunging cliffs and limestone pinnacles, decorated at the base with perfect sandy coves, make for perfect wild campsites – a fact not lost on the local Jebbali (the indigenous residents of Dhofar's mountains) who graze their numerous camels here and set up camp under the trees.

In 2018 a small cargo ship, marooned during Cylone Mekunu and pushed closer to the shore by Cyclone Luban, looks set to become a permanent wreck in the first cove of Fizayah Beach. This may spoil the view a little, but it shows the power of the sea when provoked.

The beach is signposted off the Sarfait Rd, 13.5km from the Al Maha petrol station in Mughsail. Access to the beach involves a 6km steep descent on a rough track, so it's safer to travel here in a 4WD.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Dhofar attractions

1. Sarfait Road

3.64 MILES

The Sarfait road, which links Salalah with the Yemeni border via Mughsail, is one of Oman's many impressive engineering projects. Zigzagging nearly 1000m…

2. Mughsail

6.42 MILES

Oman’s most spectacular bay ends in a set of sheer cliffs that reaches towards the Yemeni border. Immediately below the start of these cliffs the rock…

3. Job’s Tomb

28.56 MILES

In religious terms, this tomb is probably the most important site in Dhofar. The tomb of Prophet Job, mentioned in the Old Testament and venerated by…

4. Sultan's Palace

29.74 MILES

This enormous palace complex, with villas and landscaped gardens along the beach front, is home to the family of Oman's ruler, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said…