Overview of the best beaches in Egypt
Where are the best beaches in Egypt: in Africa or on the Sinai Peninsula? You can relax in any Egyptian resort, depending on your preference. A sandy bottom or corals off the coast, a gentle slope or a sharp drop in depth, a quiet harbor or high waves for surfers – there is everything here, choose!
In the Mediterranean
This place is located in a small secluded bay, located near the town of Mersa Matruh. The sandy shore is washed by sea water, changing color from turquoise to bright blue. The coastal waters are deep enough, which is why this place is often chosen for diving. The sea in the bay is warm and clean, and lovers of active sports like the natural pool formed in the rock. According to legend, in ancient times the queen herself took baths here.
Like all the best sandy beaches of Egypt, Cleopatra is popular among tourists. In the swimming season, the coast is crowded with vacationers, so it is better to take a place in the sand early in the morning.
Agiba is a real Egyptian Miracle. This is an exact translation of the name of the sandy beach from the Arabic language. A 40-meter recreation area is 24 km from Mersa Matruh.
The beach attracts tourists and locals thanks to the incredible view from the coast. Rocks hovering, golden in color, 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 both from the beach and from the restaurant with an outdoor terrace.
In the Red Sea
The best beaches at Egyptian hotels for partygoers are in Hurghada. One of the most popular and expensive is Dream Beach. Entrance costs about 100 L.E, children under 6 years old admission is free. The territory is protected, so you won’t have to worry about the safety of your belongings.
Dream Beach is divided into a green recreation area and a sandy coast with sun loungers and parasols. Freshly squeezed juices can be enjoyed at bars nearby, while Italian and Mexican dishes can be ordered at the cafe.
The peculiarity of the beach is a lot of entertainment. There are children’s playgrounds, a mini water park, a volleyball court and even a spa center where you can relax with a massage. Lifeguards and doctors work all day on the beach, 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 recreational areas with imported sand, and only in Sharm El Maya the coast is naturally sandy. Descent to a shallow depth, the water is clean, and there are practically no high waves. The bay is located 7 km from the Old Town area. From Sharm El Maya you can go on a boat trip to the Ras Mohammed National Park.
A good beach in Egypt is located near the reserve. It was chosen by divers because of the colorful coral reefs located near the shore. Even Jacques Cousteau sailed here, studying the marine fauna of a sunken warship.
In Ros-Mohammed, there are places for diving for both beginners and professional divers. The most popular diving spots are Shark Reef, Eel Garden, Anemone City, Shark Observatory and Iolanta Reef. Of the marine inhabitants, bright fish of various species, stingrays and shrimps live here.
Experienced divers will enjoy diving at Dunraven and Shab Ali. These places are recognized as one of the best in the world for diving.