In Kuwait you will find public beaches, beach parks and beach clubs. These are all very popular when the weather cools from the hot summer and you will see jet skis, swimmers and many families enjoying the sand and the sea. You can also be sure that refreshments are never too far away.
There are many stretches of sandy beaches along the Corniche where you will find people relaxing and enjoying the blue waters. Perhaps three areas are worth a seperate mention:
In Salmiya, behind Marina Crescent the beach is very popular. There are play areas, inflatable slides, grassy areas, basketball courts, a skate park and food and drink outlets. Marina Crescent too is lovely to stroll around and see the many fish coming to the surface hungry for a feed!
In Fahaheel, alongside Al Kout Mall, there is an area of beach popular with the locals for swimming, walking and of course there are many nice cafes and restaurants nearby.
Further south you will find Salwa beach, which has play areas and pleasant views although there are some rocky prominences.
Messila - Messila Beach Park is located down Arabian Gulf Street by the sixth Ring Road. It has many facilities including changing rooms, shaded areas, food and drink kiosks as well as nearly 75,000 metres square of beach. Entrance is restricted to ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and there is an entrance fee is 500 fils or 1KD on Fridays. Telephone 25650642.
Egaila - Egaila Beach Park is located in Fintas which is 20km south of Kuwait City off the Fahaheel Expressway (Road 30). It is very popular with families as it has nice beaches, gardens, barbecue areas, changing rooms, refreshment outlets and play areas. Telephone 53906420.
There are 5 main beach clubs which charge significant annual membership charges in return for a variety of facilities and more luxurious surroundings; these are usually attached to hotels. It is advisable to look around the closest to home or work, consider all the facilities you want and then try to negotiate a discount!
Al Corniche Club - The Al Corniche Club offers all the luxuries of a 5-star hotel without actually being a hotel. There are exercise classes, fully equipped gym, spa, tennis and squash courts, restaurant, cafe, kids activities, creche, swimming pools, beach and cabanas. Telephone 2563 6398.
Hiltonia Beach Club at the Hilton Kuwait Resort - Here you will find swimming pools, gym, classes, water sports, spa, 1.75km running route, tennis courts, beach, children's activities, shops and food and beverage outlets. Telephone 2225 6222.
Blu Royal Viking Club at the Radisson Blu - Located in Salwa, the hotel has swimming pools, beach, squash courts, gym, cafe, children's activities, watersports and exercise classes. Telephone 2567 3888.
Movenpick Hotel and Resort - Located in Al Bida'a, close to Salwa, the Movenpick has a lovely beach, pools, gym, classes, squash, children's facilities and spa. There are a range of dining options. Telephone 2225 3100 or 9600 7818.
The Palms - Located in Salwa, the Palms offers a beach, pools, spa, gym, tennis, squash, children's activities, and indoor pools.