Beaches of the Red Sea: Red Sea Coast Holiday Guide

Egypt’s Red Sea Coast

A Holiday on the Red Sea Coast is one of relaxation, beauty and adventure for those that seek it. Miles of beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters, makes this destination one of the country’s most popular tourism destinations. Egypt’s Red Sea Coast boast luxury beachfront resorts along side it’s dynamic underwater marine life for snorkeling and scuba diving. Layout in the sun, take a dip in the pools and snorkel the colorful coral reefs. A Red Sea Holiday is a rejuvenating break from Egypt’s popular tombs and temples itineraries. Make a visit to one of the Red Sea Towns a must to complete your Egypt vacation.

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Red Sea Towns

There are three prominent Red Sea Resort towns along the coast: Sharm el-Sheikh, located on the Sinai Peninsula, Hurghada, located on Egypt’s mainland, and Marsa Alam, located on the southern tip of Egypt. Airports and taxis are now located within all three of these Red Sea towns, making it much easier to reach than before, however, some areas and towns continue to be more lively than others. Sharm el-Sheikh is one of those busier towns with plenty of attractions and people walking the boardwalk. Hurghada is much more mellow and relaxing, while Marsa Alam offers a pure secluded experience with best dive sites. Your Red Sea Holiday can’t go wrong with any coastal town you choose to visit. To figure out which Red Sea Town is for you, read the article linked below.

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Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm El-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh – Known for its majestic 5 star hotels, lively nightlife and internationally recognized restaurants, Sharm el-Sheikh is buzzing with excitement and said to be more like Vegas than Egypt.

Destination Info: Sharm el-Sheikh

Hurghada Riviera

Hurghada Red Sea Beach

Easily reachable from Cairo and Luxor, Hurghada Riviera stretches for 40 miles along the Red Sea coast offering a rejuvenating break for tired travelers.

Destination Info: Hurghada Riviera

Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam

Remote and secluded, in-the-know divers have long kept Marsa Alam a hidden diver’s paradise. Sleeping bags, beach camps and diving safaris is now being overtaken by all-inclusive resorts and increasing tourism.

Destination Info: Marsa Alam

Makadi Bay

Makadi Bay Hurghada

A small self-contained “village” near Hurghada, Makadi Bay has long stretches of sandy beaches, nice resorts and is home to the nicest reefs of the area. Makadi Bay is the preferred destination around Hurghada by many.

Destination Info: Makadi Bay

El Gouna

Hurghada El Gouna Downtown

Another Red Sea Town near Hurghada, El Gouna boast 17 upscale resorts built on a network of turquoise lagoons and is known for its healthy coral reefs and sandy beaches. Looking for a luxury stay, look no further, El Gouna will be your retreat.

Destination Info: El Gouna

How do you get to the Red Sea Coast?

A Red Sea Holiday is not as far as it seems. Sharm el-Sheik, Hurghada and Marsa Alam all have there own international airports you can fly directly into. Depending on which Red Sea Town you wish to visit, there are plenty of other transportation options to choose from, such as bus, train and/or car/taxi (Uber in Egypt).

See Transportation Around Egypt page for more detailed information – here

2018-01-27T16:01:08+00:00 Categories: Egypt, Red Sea|Tags: |

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