Here are some beaches (both public and private) that are great to explore with family and friends.
Jazair Beach – (Zallaq)
One of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), Lost Paradise of Dilmun Waterpark, and Al Areen Wildlife Park. Also only at Jazair Beach can you find the Bahrain Sailing Club where you can practice sailing
Bahrain Al Beach
The beach gets really busy on Fridays and is very popular with families and it is child friendly. The beach can get quite dirty due to people leaving their rubbish. The beach is located near the F1 circuit.
Bahrain Amwaj Beach – (Amwaj)
Not strictly a public beach but the reclaimed islands certainly seem to attract lots of people at the weekends. There are various areas where it’s possible to reach the sea to swim or just sit on the shore and watch the kite surfers. it’s very popular with Jet Ski lovers so can get quite noisy sometimes.
Bahrain Arad Fort Beach
Opened to mark National Day in 2008, this small stretch of beach to the side of the old fort is a great place for a picknic and a swim but it’s more of a beach park, with a paved area for walking and games, rather than an actual swimming beach. Great to have a walk at sunset and offers great spots for barbeques with your family.
Bahrain Hidd Beach
Bahrain Hidd Beach is another one that is more popular for picnicking than swimming, this small area of sand opposite Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park attracts barbecue fans and offers great views of Juffair and Manama at sunset.
Bahrain Karbabad Beach
Head for Bahrain Fort, past the Bapco petrol station at Seef. Karbabad is a great place for an evening walk or a picknic, there are many locals around.
Bahrain Ritz Carlton Beach
Escape to a truly urban hotel and resort at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, one of the most magnificent luxury Bahrain hotels located on a private island between Manama Bay and the city center. Here, guests can luxuriate in lavish secluded villas with views of the turquoise Arabian Gulf. Located in the Bahrain area Seef
Bahrain Yacht Club Beach
Located in Sitra, the Bahrain Yacht Club has one of the nicest beaches on the island, smallish but clean and with a good restaurant in the club house. It’s members only but you can buy a day pass for BD2. They have training facilities and services to meet your requirements.
Bahrain Coral Bay Beach
This beach is located near the area Hoora. This club/restaurant/spa has a small beach that gets crowded at weekends. Popular with the younger Expat crowd, enjoy a drink or two on your sun bed! There are also a few pools and you can rent Jet Ski’s, banana boats and kayaks.
Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort Beach
A nice small beach, non-hotel guests are welcome on weekdays, A day pass gives non-hotel guests access to free use of gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and pool. Hotel guests only at the weekend.
Bahrain Hawar Islands Beach
A big favourite with bird watchers, the main island is home to the Tulip Inn, 1 hour by boat from Ad Dur Village: consisting of 40 Standard rooms, 4 two bedroom suites, 16 furnished apartments and 45 chalets; it is definitely a resort to visit. The easy access from the capital, Manama, plays a vital role in making the Tulip Inn Hawar Beach a primary destination for families, holiday seekers as well as incentives and meeting bookers, where fun and relaxation is guaranteed. A 25 minutes drive from Manama to Ad-Dur Village by car, where scheduled public sea transport is always available to take you in a breathtaking sea trip to the island.
Bahrain Jarada Island Beach
Jarada Island is one of the best attractions in Bahrain, golden sands and blue clear water, very clean sand and the best place to swim, the island appears in the ebb and disappears in the tide (ebb and flow).You can reach Jarada by speed boat and if you don’t own one, there are regular trips from Coral Bay or you can arrange one through Jarada Tours.
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Beach Sea & Spa
The Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa sea & spa. Experience an outstanding resort in the heart of a nature reserve, facing the world’s most beautiful beaches. Perfect for families looking for a fun day out together with access to great dining options.