IntroductionThis ancient fishing village, a former port for goods bound for Oman's foreign territories, is home to a large fort and its ancient walls. Barka is typical of the villages along the coast in this area and can be seen on the way to Al-Hazm. Also near Barka is the village of Jazir Suwaidi, which has a nice beach and a tiny archipelago just offshore. At low tide, the nearest island can be reached on foot, though the best way to visit the islands is by boat (agree upon a round-trip price before departing). Fishing trips are also possible. 45 mi/70 km west of Masqat.
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