I wanted to go to the swimming beach here, so Erica and I took the Beach Bus and spent part of the day there. When we arrived, we intended to rent kayaks and walked toward that area but saw a Saudi family walking out on the dock toward a boat and followed them. We ended up taking the boat to the harbor and back, about an hour total. It was beautiful and something KAUST provides to their residents. After that, we tried to rent kayaks, but the day was too windy and they weren’t renting them out. So we just swam instead. Here are some photos of the day.
This is what the seaweed looks like here.
The area that had kayaks, boats, windsurfing, etc.
Going out to the boat
Leaving the beach
Someone pulled up at a little island
Erica with our crew behind her
The coral reef
Headed toward the harbor
The KAUST Beacon
KAUST Yacht Club
Another shot of The Beacon
More boats in the harbor. You can make reservations to go snorkeling or deep sea diving.
Boats passing by on our way back to the beach
Center for dive training
Going by the check point that goes out of KAUST
Stopover at Tamimi Market