12 “Out of This World” Beaches in Egypt

Marsa Nayzak in Marsa Alam

This natural pool beach was formed after a meteor hit planet earth, it is located 14 km south of Marsa Alam.

7863236476_8ac9a7319e_zMarsa Nayzak by Gigi Ibrahim

Ras Banas in Marsa Alam

A Red Sea peninsula located near the Egyptian-Sudanese borders, offering a delightful adventure to divers, and a pleasant experience for swimmers who want to enjoy watching coral reefs and colorful fish through its clear waters without going the extra mile, hence “diving or snorkeling”.

2811303073_ca61e57515_zRas Banas by Matt Kieffer

Sunken City in Sahl Hasheesh

Mistakenly believed as a Sunken City dating back to the Pharohs’ time, however it’s not, it has been man-made some years ago, and brought lots of curious snorkelers, and divers to discover the underwater city .

2014-10-27_1156Sunken City in Sahl Hasheesh from sahlhasheesh.com

El-Mahmya in Hurghada

Located on the southern shores of Giftun Island, this is a getaway to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, stunning sunset views, a meal or a drink from the many restaurants serving seafood and Italian food as well. A paradise on earth it is.

2014-12-04_1144Photo from mahmya.com
57562520_acc698815d_z (1)Photo of the Mahmya by Andreas Akre Solberg

Sharm El-Naga Bay close to Safaga

Only few kilometers from northern Safaga lies Sharm El-Naga Bay, although one of a kind Red Sea destination famous for water sports and climatotherapy, Safaga is unfortunately an underrated destination, that’s not getting as much attention as its peers. What’s very special about Sharm El-Naga is how the coral reefs are close to shore, so you do not need to take a boat or swim for a long distance to reach that little piece of heaven. Be ready to spot octopuses, colorful fish, beautiful, healthy and full of life fire & fan corals while enjoying fresh crystal clear waters.

snorkling 2Sharm El-Naga by dartstravels.com

Wadi Qulaan in Marsa Alam

Wadi Qulaan is located inside Wadi El-Gemal Protetcted Area in Marsa Alam, which another escape from touristic beaches, and a place to enjoy unspoiled nature. Apart from swimming, those seeking adventure can get around the protected area to enjoy hiking and bird watching, and discover Gabal Hamata where ibex and gazelles are still found.

5669546240_3698ef400e_zQulaan Bay Resthouse by Rowan El-Shimi

The Fjord in Taba

Along the coastal route from Nuweibaa to Taba -15km south of Taba to be exact-, a flashing blue color will stop you, hence the Fjord. An amazing beach, also a diving spot, offering crystal clear water, dazzling coral reefs and an exceptional marine life. For experienced divers The Fjord is the place, the Fjord Banana is an alternative to the less experienced.

5875461393_4bc0f6d304_zThe Fjord by Sarah Othman

Agiba Beach in Marsa Matrouh

Marsa Matrouh which is located in far faraway lands, driving further away for an extra 24 km west of it to reach the surreal Agiba beach won’t kill you, it’ll actually leave you speechless. “Agiba” is a slice of paradise on earth, clear, and insanely turquoise waters that cannot fail to tempt you to take a dip.

3881506240_74c23ec94a_zAgiba Beach by Mohamed Saeed

Soma Bay near Hurghada

It seems that Hurghada has an endless list of beaches, bays and islands to explore. Located 45 km south of Hurghada Airport is Soma Bay, a peninsula surrounded on all sided by the sea, only accessed via a 7 km private road through a single controlled entry gate. The peninsula has 5 resorts, many diving spots, a hub for water-sports, golf courses, and features one of the largest spas and thalassotherapy -medical use of seawater as a type of therapy- centers in the region.

2014-12-04_0934The road to Soma Bay by somabay.com

Island of the Pharoah (Geziret Fer3on) in Taba

An amazing diving spot, and a place offering views over Saudi Arabia & Jordan. It’s also a chance to visit Salah El-Din’s strategic fortress easily reached by boat from Taba coast.

493934011_59f72ee520_zPharaoh Island by 岑 寂

Ras Shitan (Devil’s Head) in Nuweibaa

The name is derived from Ras Shataan, that’s the way Ras Shitan is formed which is on the two sides of a huge rock. Experienced divers out there get ready for an unforgettable dive that offers underwater canyons, caves, mountains, plateaus, hard corals, well preserved landscapes, puffer fish, you name it, and most of all anemones coming in all colors.

rsz_shutterstock_106437872Ras Shitan

Abu Galoum in Dahab

Located inside Ras Abu Galoum Protected Area to the north of Nabq. It’s a diving spot famous for beautiful coral reefs, it is also home to several species such as the Nubian Ibex (mountainous goat) only found in mountainous areas. It’s a great place for hiking, camel & 4×4 safari with stunning views of high coastal mountains.

8579590169_b9c702526e_zAbu Galoum Beach by Jean-Marc Astesana

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Island of the Pharoah (Geziret Fer3on) (in Safaga), is not correct as this island is near Taba
    also in this island you can find SalahEldin castle

  2. Great as usual.. accurate choices .. keep it up !

  3. Island of the Pharoah (Geziret Fer3on) in Safaga

    That’s in Taba not Safaga… Very close to the fiord…

  4. Fantastic article with fantastic spots. Just two minor corrections if I may.

    Pharoah’s Island is in Sinai between Nuweiba’a and Taba… Safaga in South of Hurghada … about 700Kms away by car

    Tiran is wonderful, yet it is not really a beach where you can get on. It is reefs in the middle of the sea. The one in the picture is called Gordon Reef. You can go there by boat, but you’d have to stay on the boat… again: not a beach.

    • thank you very much for the clarification :), really appreciated!
      will correct it right away 😉

  5. great information ,but i wish you add (shataa el ghram )in matrouh also if you see it outside high season crowds you will be speechless,the most crystal clear water ever.

    • Matrouh is a hidden gem, it has the most amazing beaches in Egypt!
      Thanks 🙂

  6. Ras Shitan doesn’t mean devil’s head, because Shitan here is the plural of shat (beach) in the badawian language ….. so it means the head of beaches …. or the tip of beaches
    I’m waiting to visite these places soon thanks allot

    • yes it doesn’t mean Devil’s head, but it’s known as Devil’s head 🙂

  7. Awesome spots but we got also awesome spots at halayb & shalateen

  8. great blog, really I like it ,,
    but i have little amend ” Ras Shitan ” it’s not in arabic ( Devil’s Head ) .. it’s ” two beach’s head ”
    رأس الشاطئان
    u know .. in Egypt we love to make all words easy 😀

    Thank u

  9. Unrevealed beauty of Egypt !

  10. Great work passainte. One minor but important correction, the sunken city in Sahl Hasheesh in Hurghada is man made, and was put in the sea in the last 5 years, as part of the Sahl Hasheesh development. I swam there shortly after it was built, and had no corals around it yet.

    • Hey Anna, I believe I made this change before but for some reason it wasn’t saved, thanks 🙂
      And my pleasure 😉

  11. All of them is a Must go place but the thing is i have no clue how to reach it wether driving,which transportation and where to stay and unlike hurghada and sharm they are not advertised on any travel agencies.
    It would be a gr8 help if u just provided few details on the stuff i mentioned
    And thanks for dedicating ur time to help people enjoy life .♡

    • Ohhhhhh, how sweet of you Deena <3, thanks for the lovely comment, you just made my day!
      I will make my research and get back to you as soon as possible 😉

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