North of Doha on the east coast are several superb beaches, including Al Marrouna beach (also known as French Beach) and Fuwairit beach, both are about 90 minutes drive from the city. Fuwairat beach is backed with eroded limestone cliffs forming small coves. In the summer, hawksbill turtles come ashore to nest on these beaches. On the west coast are Dukhan and Umm Bab beaches, backed by wild palm trees and with kilometers of golden sands. The little peninsula of Ras Abrouq on the west coast also has some spectacular beaches.