20 December 2011

Al Khobar Harbour Pool - Location Details

The Al Khobar Harbour Pool is a smallish hidden pool near to the causeway over to Bahrain and very close to Khobar Harbour. It is directly across the road from the spit of land that just into the sea just before Khobar Harbour and there is a dusty track that leads to a group of trees and dense bushes. It is best to park the car on the main road and walk to the pool although the herons etc will all, probably, take flight when they see you. The site is best in the winter months.

To get to the site drive to Al Khobar until you reach the sea and then head onto the Corniche Road heading towards Bahrain (south). The sea will be on the left and keep driving until you see the first spit of land jutting into the sea. The road should start turning left just after this and you need to park here and walk across the road down the track to the hidden pool.

Specialties seen at the site include:-
Grey Heron
Indian Reef Heron
Little Egret
Ferruginous Duck
Common Redstart