If you are a summer lover, then you definitely would enjoy some quality beach time. In the quest to find a good beach destination, to spend the perfect holiday, we stumbled upon a country famous for its marvellous beaches and exotic marine life; Egypt. Some of the best Egypt beaches are located on the Red sea in Sinai peninsula, along with some beaches on the Mediterranean on the north coast. We won’t be exaggerating if we say that those beaches may be considered some of the best beach destinations in the world.
If you travelled to Egypt before, you know that there is more to Sinai peninsula than Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. There are more marvellous beaches in cities like Dahab, Sahl Hasheesh and more.
We will take a tour around Egypt, to explore the best beaches you can visit when you travel to Egypt. The beaches are not mentioned in a certain order, it’s rather a selection of what is considered best Egypt beaches.
6 Best Egypt Beaches
1. Ras Um Sid
We will start our journey from Sinai peninsula, most specifically from Sharm El Sheikh. Ras Um Sid is considered one of the most beautiful beaches out there, located at the top of the peninsula south the famous Naama Bay, and famous for its quiet atmosphere and the various activities available. You can have a good time diving and snorkelling, to feast your eyes on the coral reef formations and vibrant marine life, besides the breathtaking sea view.
To enjoy a relaxing vacation, book your accommodation at Hadaba area, where you can find many options that suit different budgets. You can enjoy the all-inclusive offers in the luxury resorts, or choose from many hotels to stay in for lower prices and great deals.
2. Sharm El-Luli (Ras Hankorab)
Known as the Egyptian Maldives, this beach is famous for its immaculate nature with white sand shore and crystal clear water. This natural tourist haven is located 60 km (37 miles) south Marsa Alam, inside Wadi El-Gemal national park.
If you like to go snorkelling or diving, make sure to take your equipment with you, as the area is undeveloped and there is no service. Also, don’t forget to take food and drinks including some snakes for the road trip.
3. Sahl Hasheesh Beach in Hurghada
For a scuba diving lover or a water sports enthusiast, this beach is sure to fulfil your dreams. The weather in this area is mostly hot, encouraging tourists to go snorkelling, or trying activities such as windsurfing and yachting. Tourists also enjoy diving in the Sunken City, located a couple of meters away from the shore, which is home for various colourful sea marine.
You don’t have to go to a special place to enjoy diving, as the hotels and resorts located on the 40-kilometres long area have a diving centre on-site.
Let’s go a little bit east to an area that got famous recently; Dahab.
Located on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula, about 80 km (50 miles) northeast Sharm el-Sheikh.
The area appeals most to campers, divers, water-sports fanatics, nature lovers and people who like to relax on the shore or go snorkelling.
The most remarkable beach in this area is Ras Abu Galoum National park beach, where you can enjoy the vibrant coral reefs and marine life on both of your sides in the bells area, and dive in the middle of one of the best yet daring diving sites in the world.
5. El Gouna
Discover the ultimate beauty of the red sea beachfront in El Gouna.
El Gouna is a resort located 22 kilometres away from Hurghada airport, famous for its beaches laying on a network of canals and lagoons.
The number of beaches gives you a variety of options to choose from, whether to relax or enjoy a thrilling vacation diving and take part in various water activities.
6. Agiba beach in Marsa Matrouh
Marsa Matrouh is a coastal city located 292 kilometres (about 181 miles) west Alexandria and 448 kilometres (about 278 miles) from Cairo, it’s famous between many Egyptians as the perfect place to spend the summer break holidays with their family.
The city beaches are famous for its clean white sand and crystal clear water. One of the most charming beaches there is Agiba beach, the hidden gem down a clifftop located 24 kilometres west of the city centre.
You can book a hotel for a night or two, or just pay a quick visit for a day to Agiba if you are staying in Alexandria or on your way to Siwa. Try to avoid the summer months, as the city gets very crowded and you may not enjoy your time. If you choose to go for a quick visit, it’s better to be joined with a guide, as he will make your life easier and save your time by taking you directly to the area.
If you choose to fulfil your dream and go on the trip of your dreams, we recommend that you check these tours: Diving at Dahab Blue Hole Sharm El Sheikh, Snorkeling in Dolphin House Hurghada, and 2 hours Semi Submarine Trip in Sharm El Sheikh.