Turtle Beach

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Turtle Beach

Located on the eastern tip of Oman and nearby the port town of Sur lays the Ras Al Hadd Turtle Reserve which covers 120 sq km of beaches, coastal lands, seabed and two khawrs. It is estimated that the protected area hosts 6,000 to 13,000 green turtles annually. They arrive from the Arabian Gulf, remote areas of the Red Sea and the Somali coast. Of the endangered green turtles the female turtles return to their birth place to lay eggs on the beach. During the months of June through to November is their peak laying season. Watching turtles lay their eggs or hatchlings waddle their way to the water’s edge is an amazing experience not to be missed, carefully controlled visitors are able to see the turtles on most days of the year.

A great place recommended to stay at Ras Al Hadd in Oman is in one of the beach houses on the beach, they are owned by a local Omani guy. There are very comfortable places to stay bedu-style with rugs and cushions inside, inexpensive, barbecue of fish in the evening, fishing and snorkelling during the day with beautiful fish to be seen on the rocky parts of the coast.