Hengam Island is one of the Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf, which is located south of Qeshm Island with small villages and with an area of 50 square kilometers, and it has salt, dirt, and lead mines. The area of Hengam Island is 33.6 square kilometers, it is in the form of a malformed cone, and it is located in the southern coast of Qeshm Island. Its distance from Bandar Abbas is about 43 nautical miles and from Qeshm is 29 nautical miles. This island has low-level limestone heights and its highest point is Nakas mount with an elevation of 106 meters. Its longest diameter from Hengam-e Kohneh (old Hehgam) village to Hengam-e Nou (new Hengam) village is nine kilometers.
One of the tourist attractions of Hengam Island is the British port facility. Watching the groups of dolphins around the Hengam Island is one of the tourist attractions of the island. Swimming and diving in the surrounding coastal waters of the island and watching turtles, and beautiful rocky and sandy beaches are considered as the marine attractions of the coasts of the island, and the unique nature, the deer, and the only crocodile park in Iran are considered the attractions on the island. Noopak’s crocodile park, the most important tourist center built on Hengam Island, is beautiful and spectacular. It is the first crocodile breeding farm in Iran on Hengam Island. Next to this park, by developing the necessary facilities and permanent camping, the possibility of the accommodation of nature tourists has been provided.
The silver beach of Hengam Island is different from all beaches in Iran, and for this reason, we call it as a completely distinct case from other beaches. In this beach, we see particles of some glittery mineral that are mixed with the sand and have given a gleaming look to the beach. Many tourists take a long way to spend a short time on this beach and enjoy its glimmering view. Beware that you should not keep your hopes high to be able to step on the silver beach as you might be prevented to enter this part of the island. As a consequence of the damages inflicted to this beach during the past few years because of the collection of the sand by tourists, there are restrictions for entrance to this beach.