Went for camping to Al Thakira Mangrove Beach on 29-30 Oct 2012 along with more than 30+ cars, 25+ tents, 2 boats, and lots of fun.
Al Thakira Mangrove is located in Al Thakira, accessed by following Al Khor- Al Thakira Road until the last roundabout then turn left (to supermarket area) and left again and follow a road leading to offroad track. Few hundreds meters afterwards is mangrove area. Our camping site is further km away, following the same offroad track encircle the bay, enter a fence opening and end up the other end of the bay facing Al Thakira. Offroad track is smooth although some have to be negotiated, sedan can go however.
Our campsite is adjacent to several reserved semi-permanent winter camp. In fact, our site is already reserved but only started to use on 1 Nov. Otherwise, some empty spots are available though not strategically located.
Campsite: 25° 44′ 41” N, 51° 33′ 39” E
Supermarket : 25°44’15″N 51°32’40″E
Starting Track : 25°44’21″N 51°32’20″E
Waypoint 1 : 25°45’34″N 51°31’28″E
Waypoint 2 : 25°45’56″N 51°32’10″E (fence opening)
Waypoint 3 : 25°45’11″N 51°33’30″E