Beach in Shuab Bay


Shuab, Socotra

You can get to Shuab Bay by boat from Qalansiyah village. In an hour and a half you will appear in a marvelous place of Socotra far from civilization.

After sailing round a cape and by beautiful rocks we would recommend you to stay in a bay for snorkeling. There is a wonderful underwater world here.  

Then your boat continues its way and after a while you will find yourself on a breath-taking sand beach, one of the best on the island. Tourists are usually brought here for not more than two hours as their guides strive to come back to Qalansiyah within the first half of the day to avoid meeting waves usually raised by wind in the afternoon.

Shuab bay is overrun with fish. It is quite easy to catch tuna, barracuda or redfish by a trammel net on your way to the sand beach. You can also hook herrings schooling near the shore of Shuab bay.

Setting off on a journey to Shuab, do not forget to take a sunburn cream, a kerchief or a cap to protect yourself against the sun. Also, to avoid catching a cold take something warm to put on in case you meet wind and spoondrift on your way back.


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