Hamriyah lies on the coast between Ajman and Umm al Quwain and is mostly known for its free zone and industry, but it’s also home to a beautiful 3 km beach with white sand and clear, clean water which may be a shade of turquoise, green or silver depending on the weather and time of day.
There are two sections to the beach each with a separate entrance. The lower part has a 2km rubberised jogging track that runs along the beach and shades and a few gazebos. It also has toilets with a shower and POD toilet. There is also an entrance to the beach for People of Determination nearby.
The upper beach has a few seating areas, two children’s play areas, shaded barbecue areas and individual unshaded barbecues. There are no toilets at this end but it tends to be quieter, has a nicer view and there are lots of shells to collect. If you have a camper van, you’ll need to park at this part of the beach. You can park right on the shore.
There are lifeguards stationed all along the beach but there are currents and shelves along all of Sharjah and Ajman beaches so care should be taken.
To access the lower beach, look out for a gate in what looks like a park fence. You can park right at the shore. For the upper beach, take the off road entrance. The first is marked as Hamriyah Public Beach and the second as Hamriyah Town Beach on Google Maps.
There is a breakwater between the two so you can only walk the full length of the beach by climbing over it.
Hamriyah Town also has a nice park and a heritage village where cultural events are often held. Sharjah Waterfront, a new development, is currently under construction south of the beach.