Overview of the best beaches in Egypt
Where are the best beaches in Egypt: in Africa or on the Sinai Peninsula? You can have a good rest at any Egyptian resort, depending on your preferences. Sandy bottom or corals off the coast, gentle descent or a sharp drop in depth, a quiet harbor or high waves for surfers – everything is there, choose!
On the Mediterranean
This place is located in a small secluded bay, located near the town of Mersa Matruh. The sandy coast is washed by sea water, changing color from turquoise to bright blue. In coastal waters, deep enough, because of what this place is often chosen for diving. The sea in the bay is warm and clean, and the natural pool formed in the rock is loved by lovers of active sports. According to legend, in ancient times the tsarina herself bathed here.
Like all the best sandy beaches of Egypt, “Cleopatra” is popular among tourists. In the swimming season, the coast is crowded with tourists, so it’s better to take a place on the sand early in the morning.
Aghiba is a real Egyptian Miracle. This is an exact translation of the name of the sandy beach from the Arabic language. The 40-meter-long recreation area is 24 km from Mersa Matruh.
The beach attracts tourists and locals due to the incredible view from the coast. Hanging, golden-colored rocks are “dotted” with small caves, and during sunset, under the rays of the setting sun, the azure sea turns into a “fiery” canvas. You can enjoy the incredible scenery from the beach or from a restaurant with an open terrace.
On the Red Sea
The best beaches in hotels of Egypt for those who like to party are in Hurghada. One of the most popular and expensive – Dream Beach. Admission is about 100 L.E., children under 6 years old attend free of charge. The territory is protected, so you will not have to worry about the safety of your belongings.
Dream Beach is divided into a green recreation area and a sandy coastline with sun loungers and parasols. In the bars nearby you can drink fresh juices, and in the cafe to order dishes of Italian and Mexican cuisines.
Feature of the beach – a lot of fun. There are children’s playgrounds, a mini-water park, a volleyball field and even a spa center where you can relax with a massage. Lifeguards and doctors work on the beach all day long, music plays, and animators entertain guests.
Sharm El Maya Bay
In Sharm are the best beaches in Egypt with corals and pontoons. Some hotels have recreation areas with imported sand, and only in Sharm el-Maya is the natural sandy coast. The slope is gently sloping, the water is clear, and there are practically no high waves. The bay is located 7 km from the Old Town district. From Sharm El Maya, you can go on a boat trip to the National Park of Ras Mohammed.
A good beach in Egypt is located near the reserve. He was chosen by divers because of the colorful coral reefs located near the shore. Even Jacques-Yves Cousteau sailed here, studying marine fauna from a sunken warship.
In Ros-Mohammed there are places for diving both beginners and professional divers. The most popular points for diving are Shark Reef, Eel Garden, Anemon City, Shark Observatory and Iolanta Reef. Of the marine inhabitants live here are colorful fish of various species, rays and shrimp.
Experienced divers will enjoy the dive at Dunraven and Shab Ali. These places are recognized as one of the best in the world for diving.
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