Egypt is known for its deserts, high temperatures, date palms and vibrant market places. However, Egypt is also home to some of the finest beaches in the world. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the north and Red Sea on the East, Egypt boasts of a vast, breathtaking coastline.
Besides the exquisite sandy beach and clear blue waters, tourists enjoy the diving and snorkeling opportunities offered here.
Ras Abu Galum, Dahab
A camel safari is mostly the best and most common way to explore this portion of the Egyptian coastline. A long line of beach huts are set up on the beach for relaxing after the safari.
The diving spots are unique in their entrance and lead you to amazing coral gardens and schools of reef fish.
Camping at the beach is a wonderful way to enjoy the scenic view to the fullest. This bay is popularly known for its 24 m deep diving spot - Fjord Hole, housing a stunning coral reef.
Fjord Bay, Taba
The vast shoreline bordering the city of Hurghada means lots of lovely beaches for tourists to enjoy. A large number of hotels and resorts line this beach front. Diving and snorkeling are popular activities here.
Bored of the usual beach activities? Then, head over to Sahl Hasheesh, where a sunken city awaits exploration besides the sand, the sea, and the long promenade.
Sunken City in Sahl Hasheesh
Be ready to be mesmerized at the sight of submerged columns and temple structure, with schools of reef fish swimming in and out. Diving early in the mornings are advised, so you can view the glowing rays of the Sun lighting the sunken city.
The turquoise blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea against the stony cliffs is truly a sight to behold. A stone staircase leads you to the beach from the top of the cliff - almost like hidden paradise.
Agiba Beach, Marsa Matruh
This isn't just any beach, but also a piece of history. Legend has it that Queen Cleopatra VII and her love, Marco Antonio bathed in the natural pool here.
It's a scenic beach, however, not ideal for swimming due to the strong under currents.
Be sure to pause and reminiscence the people who walked on this same beach long long ago.
Located 8 km away from the coastal town of Marsa Alam, Al Nayzak isn't your typical sandy beach. It's more of a natural pool within a beach.
Al Nayzak Beach
Common belief is that the rock pool was formed as a consequence of a meteorite explosion. Nevertheless, it's one of those unique experiences you can enjoy in the Red Sea waters.
Most of the beachfront is now property of various hotels and resorts, so you will need to book a stay in one of those resorts to enjoy this beach.
Sharks Bay Beach
Don't worry, you won't be eaten by sharks here. There are no more sharks here. So you can snorkel your way to the exquisite coral gardens.
Nicknamed the 'Venice of the Sea', El Gouna is home to a number of amazing beaches. Marina Beach, Mangroovy Beach, Zeytuna and Buzzha Beach are among the popular ones.
El Gouna Beaches
These El Gouna beaches are not just loved for their scenic beauty and sandy beaches, but mainly for the one-of-a-kind water sports facilities. Enjoy kite-surfing, wind-surfing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, etc.