Whether you want to grab a sun lounger or dive into the Red Sea, here are brilliant beach clubs…

What makes Jeddah especially beautiful is its beachfront location, as it has stunning views over the Red Sea. One of the best ways to soak up the atmosphere is at one of its many beach clubs in Jeddah.

Do make sure you check out each beach club’s rules beforehand, as some are membership only and others do not allow abayas. Most importantly, many venues have a strict no photography rule and put a sticker over the lens of your phone’s camera.

Whether you want water sports, a massage by the pool or just a sun lounger with a mocktail – we’re not judging – there’s a beach club in Jeddah to suit your different levels of relaxation needs. So get ready to be impressed, as here are the best beach clubs in Jeddah.

Bhadur Resort

What Bhadur Resort lacks in finesse it makes up for with fun, as it is packed with activities – there’s a floating water park, diving centre, spa, restaurants, cafes, pool and, of course, beach. The diving school is what makes this place standout, as it is fully-equipped and has instructors on hand to help. While the accommodation includes a villa, chalet and sea-facing rooms, and day passes cost SAR100.

Bhadur Resort, Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Street, Obhur, Jeddah. Tel: (0)12 234 4400. bhadur.com 

Boho the Beach

 

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If you’re looking for a family friendly beach club in Jeddah, put this at the top of your list, as membership is for families only and must be a minimum of three months. You’ll definitely feel the good vibes at Boho the Beach. Lookout for the yoga classes or just chill by the beach. Plus, as there are villas, one-bedroom apartments and studios, you can stretch out your relaxation time.

Boho the Beach, 754 Abhar, AZ Zomorod District, Jeddah. bohothebeach.com

Durrat Al Arus

 

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Welcome to the oldest beach club in Jeddah. Come for the beach club, stay for the impressive list of facilities, which include a diving school, horse riding, health club, golf course and theme park. Located 45 minutes from Jeddah, it makes for a great staycation or daycation option. What’s best is that membership is not required – not only can you buy a pass for the day, but you can also rent a villa for the day. Be warned: the family-friendly beach club is pretty popular, so make sure you book in advance.

Durrat Al Arus, Dhahban, Jeddah. Tel: (0)12 618 0000. @durrah_beach_resort

Indigo

Indigo is one of the most luxurious beach clubs in Jeddah, as it feels like it has thought of every extravagance possible. This little piece of Bali-inspired paradise includes cascading waterfalls and infinity pools – yes, plural. Amenities include a gym, boating, water sports, arcade, screening room and spa. If you don’t want to miss out on the impressive views, don’t worry, as you can book your massage pool side. The rooms are awesome, too, and range from water villas to four-bedroom bungalows. The catch? It’s invite-only or you have to know a member, and prices are on request.

Indigo, Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Street, Obhur, Jeddah. Tel: 012 234 4624.

La Plage Beach Resort


La Plage Beach Resort knows how to keep the whole family entertained. Whether the kids want to go on a treasure hunt or you want to join a breathing class, the resort is bursting with options, as it aims to deliver the perfect beach experience. If you want to go diving in the Red Sea, this is a spectacular spot. Just be aware – it is up there on the exclusive spectrum, as you have to apply for annual membership.

La Plage Beach Resort, Obhor Road, North Obhor, Jeddah. @laplage_events

Mangrove Beach

 

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Life is certainly a beach when you visit Mangrove Beach. The luxury beach club is oh-so elegant and includes a spa, bowling alley, football ground, children’s play area and water activities. If you’re looking for a single-sex space, there are also ladies-only pools and gyms. The accommodation options include villas, bungalows and apartments. Best of all: it’s all spread out across a sprawling space, so everything from the accommodation to sun beds are spaced out enough to give you a sense of privacy. Visitors must apply for membership.

Mangrove Beach,Obhur Al-Shamaliyah, Jeddah. Tel: (0)12 622 4389. mangrovebeach.com

Naxos Bay Women’s Beach


Calling all women. This first female-only beach club in Jeddah is great for a girl’s day out. Whether you’re chilling on the sun lounger or taking to the swan pedalos, you don’t have to be self-conscious. It’s a female-friendly space, as all of the staff are women, too. Lookout for regular parties and events.

Naxos Bay Women’s Beach, Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Street, Obhur. Tel: (0)54 086 6332. naxosbaybeach.com

OIA Beach

 

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Welcome to one of the newer beach clubs on the block. When you can’t make it to Santorini, this may well be the next best thing. You’ll feel like you’re on a Greek island, thanks to the whitewashed buildings and accents of blue. Adventurous types will love it– you can go sailing, kayaking or hit the floating water park. The top-notch restaurants include Pareya with burgers and salads, and 21 Grams with artisanal coffees. If you want the full OIA Beach experience, check yourself into one of the uber-modern villas with up to four bedrooms or apartments with private pools and outdoor showers. As for entry passes, you have to apply for membership, which needs to be approved by management.

OIA Beach, 8984 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Street, Obhur. Tel: (0)55 532 5649. oiabeach.com

Salhia

This family-friendly beach club is popular with all ages. On any given day, you’ll spot families playing volleyball or chess and getting some quality time in together on the sun loungers. The accommodation options include studios as well as one and two-bedroom villas. A staple in the family calendars, you’ll see regular faces at this long-standing beach club. As for entry, it’s membership only.

Salhia, 6863 Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Street, Al-Amwaj. Tel: (0)12 656 1900. pmdc-sa.com/salhia-beach-resort

Silver Sands

Embrace the water activities at Silver Sands, as you can choose from windsurfing, snorkeling and fishing. The crowd here is expat heavy, so get ready to mix with an international bunch. The best bit is that there’s beautiful coral reefs and a small island – within a two minutes swimming distance away – where you can go and truly get away from it all. The daily passes are SAR100 from Sunday to Thursday, and SAR150 on weekends.

Silver Sands, Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Street. Tel: (0)55 446 6023. silversandsksa.com/beach

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