Iran Nature 18 Mar 2023 BY Batul Eidi

Best and Famous Beaches in Iran

The beach is a superb phenomenon that gives everyone unique experiences, like meditating, watching the sunset or sunrise, lying on the beach's golden sands and swimming in the sea.

Iran may not be the first place you think of when it comes to beaches, but its coastline is incredibly diverse. Iran has many attractive beaches in the south and north of the country, and each has some remarkable wonders for enthusiastic tourists who take an Iran tour.

Top 20 Most Beautiful Beaches in Iran

In Iran beaches, you can curl up with a book in a quiet cove, fling a frisbee with friends, grab some delicious beach-side food, drape yourself over a luxe sun lounger, sip an ice-cold drink in a chilled atmosphere or fish out a flash swimming costume and party the day away.

We have compiled a list of the most beautiful beaches in Iran that you will undoubtedly not get tired of exploring or reading about.

1. Darak Beach

darak beach

Darak beach is one of the most strange yet wondrous spots in Iran and even the world, where the desert and the sea meet. Darak beach is the only coast in Iran located next to the desert. Only a few spots in the world share similar characteristics to this beach, So don't miss the chance to explore this magical attraction while discovering Iran, the land of amazement!

Darak means living by the sea in one of the local Iranian languages, and it was named so considering the interaction of the sea and the desert in this place.

Here, the turquoise waters of the Oman sea and the Indian ocean unite. The wilderness of the desert just next to the coast creates an unbelievable, picturesque landscape. Standing between the dunes and seeing the sea would undoubtedly be a marvellous and unforgettable image for a nature lover.

The sunrise and sunset on this coast are also excellent, and the colourful doubles the beauty of this unique spot. So remember to watch the sunrise and sunset from the top of this region's dunes to have a unique diary.

You can also do plenty of activities here, including swimming and relaxing on the beach, photographing, cycling on the coastline, or even off-roading. The best season to visit Darak beach is spring or winter, when you can enjoy a mild climate.

2. Beris Beach

beris beach

Beris beach is located in the Hormoz Straights area. It is considered one of the most underrated tourist attractions in Iran. Once again, you have high cliffs dominating the pristine beach. The best time to visit Beris is November-April; otherwise, you will only be able to spend a little bit of time on the beach under the relentless summer sun. Speaking of the sun, take advantage of the incredible sunset view in Beris for your Instagram pictures.

3. Hengam Beach

hengam beach

Hengam beach is located in the south of Iran, and it is one of the most beautiful Iran beaches. It is not an exaggeration to say it is the best and most attractive beach in Iran.

Hengam Beach is also known as "Silver Beach" because of the plankton that creates a fantastic sea view when the waves reach the shore and the sun shines on them.

4. Turtles Beach

turtles beach

Turtle beach is a beautiful beach on Qeshm Island, filled in early spring with turtles coming to the beach to spawn!

From the beginning of spring to June, it offers you a unique view of many turtles that you have probably only seen in the movies!

5. Naz Island Beach

naz island beach

Naz islands are small and uninhabited islands caressed by clear, shallow and mostly calm waters located about 30 km south of Qeshm island.

Naz islands have a rocky beach. The height of their walls is between 5 to 10 meters, and the walls have created a breathtaking view with roaring waves next to them.

On the Naz islands beach and at the closest distance to the islands, many activities such as jet skiing, camel riding, boating, and paragliding await tourists who travel the Naz islands.

We recommend that you have a tour guide and get enough information about the Naz islands' water tide and its time before travelling to the beach of Naz Islands.

Visiting the Naz islands in both tide modes has its charms. In low tide mode, you can enjoy walking on the beach to reach the islands; in high tide mode, you can enjoy seeing the islands surrounded by the sea.

6. Kolbeh (cottage) Hur beach

kolbe beach

Kolbeh Hur beach is one of the most mindblowing beaches in Iran, which is very popular among tourists due to its exceptional tranquillity and clean environment.

This beautiful beach is located in the western part of Kish Island, and its captivating and stunning views at sunset will never be erased from your mind.

A large lantern can be found on the shores of Hur Cottage, which is spectacular at night. If you are interested in seeing different aquatic animals and the underwater world, we recommend you visit this area because the water is so clean and clear that you can see the movement of the marine water from the outside.

7. Marjan Beach

marjan beach

Marjan beach is one of the famous Iran beaches. It is located on Kish Island, near Marjan Bazaar. Marjan beach is coated in golden sand, and its water is so blue and clean that any moving creature can be seen under the water. On this beach, you will see colourful oyster shells, different snails and sea stones frequently brought to the coast by the gulf's water.

The beach also provides plenty of opportunities for travellers, including a refreshing walk while enjoying the picturesque view of lines of palm trees.

You can even surf or rent a boat on this beach to explore the vast clear water. The temperature of Kish Island can reach hot temperatures in the summer, so autumn or even winter is the best time to travel.

8. Rishehr Beach

rishehr beach

Rishehr beach is one of the oldest and most attractive beaches in Iran. It is located in Bushehr, and thousands of people visit it every year to escape the polluted air and the hustle and bustle of big cities.

Rishehr beach is popular among tourists, particularly those from Bahrain and Kuwait, and it is perfect for water activities such as hiring speed boats.

In addition, Rishehr Beach has a sandy and rocky landscape, making it an excellent place for rock climbing.

The best time to visit Rishehr beach is during the winter when temperatures are more relaxed but still warm enough to go for a dip.

9. Benood Beach

benood beach

Benood beach is the perfect place to relax, dip your feet in the water and head out to one of the many little restaurants in the area to sample local delicacies.

Benood is the name of a new and beautiful village located 35 km southeast of Assaluyeh, where the roaring seawater and its coastal cliffs give you indescribable peace.

Benood beach is located between the city of Assaluyeh and Kushkonar, near a village of the same name.

Benood beach has a fishing port; usually, many boats can be seen in this port. A significant part of this beach is pristine, and its clean sandy beach makes it a perfect spot for all nature lovers.

Benood caves can be seen in another corner of this area. The sea waves on the walls of this beach create the caves. After entering the cave, a different and unique world can be seen. Inside the cave is an ample space with two large holes on the seaside, and light and sea waves enter from these holes.

The Benood cave's darkness, along with the glare of sunlight through the holes and the sound of the waves, has created a beautiful and, at the same time, mysterious atmosphere.

The space inside the cave is vast, and it is possible to sit and even camp in it. But due to the falling rocks, it is better to visit the cave in the shortest possible time.

10. Anzali Beach

anzali beach

Anzali beach is unique from other coasts of the Caspian Sea because of its coasts' publicity. Anzali beaches provide many tourist amenities, like traditional and concrete basements, distinct parts for men and women to swim, beach football and volleyball pitch, a parking lot, a restroom, and a rescue team.

11. Astara Sadaf (oyster) Beach

sadaf beach

Sadaf beach is a beautiful beach located 7 km from Astara city. Sadaf Beach also has other names, such as Lundville, Dadashabad, and Sibli.

Sadaf beach is a high-safety shore for swimming and recreation and a space suitable for meditation and spending time without worries.

The altars, the lifeguards, the resorts, the buffet, the shops, and the shower water and sanitary facilities are some of Astara Coastal Beach facilities.

12. Zeitoon (olive) Beach

zeitoon beach

Zeytoon Beach is a famous beach in the heart of the city of Qeshm, surrounded by the ample green space of Zeytoon Park. Zeytoon beach is excellent for water sports because it offers an onsite swimming school for all ages and levels.

Zeytoon beach also offers other facilities throughout the year that attracts tourists to experience the beach's lively nightlife and tranquillity.

Many tourists set up their tents in the calm nature of the beach and spend the night listening to the sea and enjoying the cool breeze and the moments of sunset and sunrise.

Sports facilities such as athletic fields, beach Volleyball, Skating and Cycling boasts are available for sports enthusiasts.

You also have the chance to taste the most delicious local and marine cuisine, like octopus and shrimp coated in local spices of turmeric and cloves and dried rose petals drinks in the restaurants near the beach.

There are also coffee shops and cafes that welcome you with delicious drinks and desserts with moments of live music and local music while eating dinner and watching the sea.

13. Gisoom Beach

gisoom beach

Gisoom beach is a beautiful beach coated in lush sand in Gilan province. It is a popular holiday spot and a great place to escape bustling city life.

Gisoom Beach is perfect for camping and water sports. You can enjoy fun activities such as jet skiing and scuba diving here.

The incredible landscape of the sea and sky and the sound of the waves reaching the beach, mixed with the scent of the sea, will calm you down.

One of the most popular entertainments on this coast is driving a four-wheel motor. Some prefer to ride a paraglider. Horseback riding is also possible at the beach.

You can also make sandcastles and collect seashells with your children if you have a family. There are also inflatable parks and trampolines for children.

There are various edibles on the Gisoom coast; You can go to the small restaurants at the beach and try Mahi Kebab (the grilled fish).

Remember to explore the surrounding nature of the beach to see the Gisoom Jungle, a beautiful jungle clustered with trees. At the end of the jungle is the 1,000-year-old "Espi Mazget", meaning "White Mosque".

14. Bandar Abbas Beach

bandar abbas beach

Bandar Abbas beach is a beautiful beach in the south of Iran. This beach is excellent for families as children can play and enjoy building sandcastles. It also offers you an incredible chance to walk on its soft sand along the gentle slope, creating an extraordinary experience for you. The best time to visit Bandar Abbas beach is winter because, at this time, there is less humidity.

15. Chamkhaleh Beach

chamkhaleh beach

Chamkhaleh is another beautiful beach in Iran in Gilan province, and millions of tourists visit it yearly for fun. The exciting thing about this beach is the presence of many farms near the sea.

The beautiful combination of lush farms in the country's north and the mountains of the Alborz mountain range creates a perfect scenery for visitors.

16. Chabahar Beach

chabahar beach

In southern Iran, there is a port called Chabahar because of its spring weather. Chabahar is the only Iranian oceanic port on the outskirts of the Oman and Indian Oceans. Chabahar beach is one of the most eye-catching beaches in southern Iran, with many unique sights.

The sunset and sunrise of this beautiful beach can be considered among the most spectacular views anyone has seen.

17. Red Coast of Hormuz Island

red coast baech

Hormoz Island beach is Unlike other coasts of Iran; the colour of the water here is red! It also has red soil, and its combination with sunlight and water makes a part of the beach look red, creating a fantastic combination in front of your eyes.

The reason for this colour is the presence of Iron in the soil of this region. It is also interesting to know that this red soil has a very high economic value and is widely used in manufacturing paints, cosmetics, and other items. The red soil is even used as spices to cook fish and bread and prepare pickles, jams, and sauces.

18. ChapakRud Beach

chapakrood beach

Chapakrud beach is a superb beach located in Mazandaran province. It is one of the top-rated Iran beaches among tourists, and thousands of people visit this area every year for fun. Chapkrud beach is 18 km long and welcomes interested people with sports equipment, children's playgrounds, a volleyball court, a sand soccer field, green space, and many other facilities.

19. Maryam Beach

maryam beach

Maryam beach is one of the best beaches in Kish. It has warm white and golden sands, crystal clear water, green trees and everything necessary for a lovely beach. It's a perfect beach for walking and relaxing. The tranquillity of this beach and various recreation such as boating and jet skiing make Maryam beach one of the most attractive beaches in Iran.

20. Mokassar Beach (Bandar Mogham)

mokasar beach

Mokassar beach is a spectacular beach situated in the Hormozgan province on the southern coast of Iran.

Makassar beach is located in a place where the mountains meet the sea. At first glance, it's a daunting experience. How am I going to get to the beach? The beach was carved patiently over millions of years of silent erosion. The waves carved a beautiful sandy refuge for the weary traveller at the foot of the rocky mountains.

Do not worry; there are safe routes to take you down to the beach, and the sand is as soft as you can expect. Make sure to schedule your trip in autumn or winter, as the air is too hot during summer.


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