This beautiful shoreline formerly known as Wollongong Beach has generated appeal with the active set, especially kite surfers, thus the name.
Last Saturday, even if it was a weekend, the the crowd was small, which for me is a good thing. Due to light wind, we didn’t find many kites either, but it fun to watch the few of them try to maneuver and control a large kite.
My dad wanted to give it a try but it was almost 5pm and we were told we needed at least 6 hours of lessons first, at 250 dirhams/hour. A bit pricey for “trial”, if you ask me.
We flexed our muscles building sandcastles instead lol. Lil T enjoyed frolicking on the beach but I had to move him twice away from a particular kitesurfer who was practicing on sand.
In my opinion, this beach is not particularly safe for toddlers or kids in general. I can just imagine the hazards kiteboarding can pose to beachgoers, bystanders and even other kiteboarders. The sand was a bit rocky too with shells and other loose particles close to the water. As much as he wanted to run to the water, we carried Lil T to in instead.
At least his sandcastle has plenty décor with all the rocks and shells that we easily found around us.
Location: Umm Suqeim 1 about 3km north of the Burj al-Arab, past Umm Suqeim Hospital. The beach is located at the corner of 39a and 2nd Streets.
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