One of the nicest, cleanest, most-pleasant beaches in Bahrain is Marassi Beach. It’s located in the north-eastern corner of Bahrain, in Diyar Al-Muharraq. Just follow the signs to Dragon City and Marassi.
It is a “private” beach, meaning there’s an entrance fee. However, considering how clean and tidy it was compared to other beaches here, I’m fine with paying.
It costs 2BD per adult, 1BD per child (not sure of the age-range defining a “child”), and nannies are free – so feel free to bring Aunt Matilda as your nanny (just kidding).
They have men’s and women’s changing areas and bathrooms located in the pink and blue containers near the parking entrance. Note that these are the only bathrooms here.
There are two locations for outdoor showers, one near the bathrooms and one at the far end near the playground.
They do have umbrellas with lounge chairs and even bean bags available, but it’s first-come first-serve. We brought a small beach tent to use in case we didn’t get an umbrella, but there were plenty available when we arrived. Plus, it’s extremely windy there, so I don’t think the beach tent would have worked at all. (Not bringing it next time, even if we don’t get an umbrella.)
There are some restaurants and food trucks here. They have signs asking you not to bring in food from outside, but I think 97% of people do it anyway. There are trash cans around, so please use them!
In addition to the two beautiful beach areas, there are also tons of other things to do.
They have all sorts of boat rental options: jetskis, paddle boats, kayaks, etc. and a large inflatable obstacle course (3BD per person).
They also have trampolines (not sure of the cost) and a semi-shaded playground area.
In addition to the beach, for the little kids, they have a large inflatable kids’ pool with 9-10 slides of varying sizes. Having three little kids, we spent most of our time here and they all loved it.
Go early – the beach and activities are open from 9:00am - 6:30pm. You won’t see the crowds really start coming until early afternoon. And while the beach and activities close at 6:30pm, the restaurants stay open until midnight so it might be a nice spot for date-night to grab a bite and watch the sunset.