Ras al Hadd

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Sunset in Ras al Hadd

Ras al Hadd (رأس الحد) is a village in Ash Sharqiyah district in Oman. It is considered the last point in the East of Oman and is located in the conjunction between the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.

Ras al-Jinz turtle beach[edit]

Main article: Ras al-Jinz

The beaches at Ras al Hadd and nearby Ras al-Jinz (رأس الجنز) are known as a breeding ground for green sea turtles.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oman: a MEED practical guide John Whelan - 1984 "Five species occur: the loggerhead, green, hawksbill, Olive Ridley and leather-back turtles. Of these, two species commonly breed in Oman — the loggerhead in Masirah, and the green turtle on the beaches of Ras al-Hadd."
  2. ^ Oman, 2nd: The Bradt Travel Guide - Page 239 Diana Darke, Sandra Shields - 2010 "The beaches of Ras Al Hadd and Ras Al Jinz provide nesting grounds for an estimated 20,000 turtles each year that migrate from as far as the Red Sea and the East African coast. Turtles can be seen virtually year round, but September to "

Coordinates: 22°31′01″N 59°46′01″E / 22.517°N 59.767°E / 22.517; 59.767