I truly enjoyed the magnificent rock formations and seaside views in Hasik road. It’s by far the most spectacular ride I’ve had in Oman. We took a three-hour drive from Salalah to Hasik to see the incredible coastline. We had a few stops to check out the scenic views along the way.
We checked out a small fishing village on our way. It reminds me of The Baywalk in Puerto Princesa,Palawan except there are no food stands nearby.
It’s a nice place to see sunrise — beautiful birds roam the area and everywhere looks dramatic.
The route from Hadbeen to Sadh is a picturesque journey. The road is steep and has a lot of twists and turns. There are lots of potential beach camping sites and fishing spots along the road. However, they can’t possibly be safe during the khareef season due to high seas. (Khareef is an Arabic term for monsoon season)
The area has a magnificent sweep of coastline. It reminds me of Patapat, Viaduct in Pagudpud except majority of the rocky mountains are brown & black.
There are major differences between the topographic features of Oman and the Philippines. I could never compare the tropical beauty of the Philippines to the striking valleys and desserts of Oman because they’re both unique.
If you’re the type who’s interested in landscapes (like me), you’ll appreciate the relatively simple feature of the mountain ranges and seaside views. In fact, you’d be surprised to find interesting sights around.
We arrived in Hasik by lunchtime and found a lovely picnic spot in Natif. There are no other people around so we occupied the whole area.
The picnic area features the Natif waterfalls and a man-made pool where people can cool their feet. The waterfalls is unusual and interesting because the rock looks like it emerged from water.
After lunch, we rested for a few hours savoring the fresh air and relaxing sound of running water from the river above.
We went on for another 30-minute drive to sea the pebble beach.
Our trip ended at the Tomb of prophet Saleh Bin Hud, a prophet of Islam.
The tomb is surrounded by huge rock mountains. I would love to stroll around if it weren’t too hot!
We had fun seeing the gorgeous stretch of rocky mountains and pristine coast. It reminds me a lot of my homeland, especially the beaches. My next Oman adventure would be at a beach resort where we plan to celebrate my birthday. Watch out for my next post on that. 🙂