It’s a great, safe, family beach in the West Bay Lagoon area of Doha and, being part of Katara Village, it has no shortage of facilities. All you need to pack are bathing costumes, towels and a bucket and spade and you’re ready to go.
The beach is open from 09:00 to 17:00 and has an entrance fee of QR100 for adults, QR50 for children and children under six years old go in free—a tad expensive perhaps, but still cheaper than a day pass to one of the hotel beaches.
For this price you have access to the beach for a whole day, including an umbrella and a chair as well as access to all the play and sports activities on offer. You could hire pedal boats, kayaks and life jackets or let the kids loose on the inflatable and plastic play areas.
Unlike Qatar’s free and remote beaches, this one has plenty to offer by way of food and drink—all the Katara cafés and restaurants are at your disposal as well as some food stands on the beach. You could pop across the road to La Gelateria Fina for an ice cream, waffle or crêpe; walk a little bit further for a chapatti and karak; or even enjoy a Turkish feast at Sukar Pasha.
Doha residents flock here on weekend afternoons to have fun with the family. The vibrant multi-coloured beach umbrellas coupled with the lively atmosphere seem to catch the spirit of Doha in all its colourful and multicultural glory.