Farkeh Beach – Al Khor

Farkeh Beach – Al Khor

 

Farkeh Beach. Let’s call it that way as you can arrive at the beach by following Farkeh Coast road signs. Security Guard building also bears the name Farkeh. Online maps however named it differently i.e. Al Khor Family Beach or Nouf Beach.

This well-equipped beach is situated at a small peninsula at eastern Al Khor overlooking mangrove strips and Purple Island. The route to the beach starts from the first roundabout at the end of Al Khor Highway (supposed you drive from Doha. Take a right turn and follow Farkeh Coast brown signs. About 2.4km from the roundabout you’ll need to take an offroad track for another 2.2km. If you happen to arrive to Marine Scout Camp, a building at the end of asphalt road, you’ve gone too far and missed the turnoff.

Farkeh Beach is fenced beach. Exit and entrance is through a single security gate and continuously manned. Once you pass the gate, you can park anywhere behind concrete barriers that separate perimeter road/parking slots to the beach. From this parking area, you have to walk between 50-100m to the shades.

There are about 50 something shades along 1-km strip of beach. Nevertheless, the beach starts becoming a favorite, so 50 may not seem many. This flat beach, you can venture out knee-deep until hundreds of meters. Beware though that the shore is bordered with an inlet to Al Khor Fish market and is a busy route for fisherman, where deep channel is provided for the boats. When we were there from 2-5pm, the sea receded, leaving out muddy shore for use.

Apart from shades, the beach is equipped with toilet and shower facilities (one at each end), three big sandboxes, several barbecue stands, and children playgrounds. I believe that camping is not permitted here although you can pitch small beach tent during your visit.

Coordinate:  25°40’48″N 51°32’17″E

Route to Farkeh Beach

 

Farkeh Beach

 

Purple Island (see people on top of the hill?) from Farkeh Beach
Though sand quality is not the best, Farkeh Beach still offers a good playground or kids
Cars can’t get close to the beach…you’ll need to walk about a hundred meters
The beach is equipped with shower and toilet facilities
Shades and barbecue stands are provided
Small children playgrounds are also available
Ah kids…even that muddy beach does not matter
The beach is located near to inlet to Al Khor Fish Market or harbor…expect to see fisherman’s boat
The beach is very flat…it’s knee-deep even after quite far walk from the shore
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11 thoughts on “Farkeh Beach – Al Khor”

  1. Thanks for your information.
    Due to lack of information And first time visited al khor, dunno where to go after lunch at Pearl Of Beirut Restaurant.

    Been there at Farkeh Beach and spent several hours with family, quite have a good family time.

    Thanks mister

  2. Assalam Wahyu.. I’ve been to Al Khor Mall last weekend and saw the directions to the beach. However, was wondering if a sedan can cross the dirt track as mentioned in your map. Is the sand too soft. Didn’t have the guts to venture out alone as the road leading to the beach and the surroundings were pretty secluded

    Thanks!

  3. This is the most informative site on Qatar I have seen so far! Thanks for your detailed info, I will be sure to use it!

  4. Is Overnite stay is allowed? let say 4PM-10AM next day is allowed?
    how about entrance, is there any how much?

    1. I don’t think it is allowed. There is a warning sign that tent shall not be erected except beach tent. However, my son’s school has had overnight camping here. They might have obtained approval. You may inquire from a security officer there.

      No entrance fee.

    1. You can take your sedan to the beach. Although the access road is not asphalted it is good enough for sedan to go through

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