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The Best Beaches to Visit in Sharm El Sheikh

“Egypt is one of those holiday destinations shrouded in ancient wonder with a sprinkling of magic”

This applies to its waters too, from the legendary River Nile to the coral crowded Red Sea Riviera…

  • The Best Beaches to Visit in Sharm El Sheikh

    Egypt is one of those holiday destinations shrouded in ancient wonder with a sprinkling of magic. This applies to its waters too, from the legendary River Nile to the coral crowded Red Sea Riviera. Between Tiran Island and Ras Muhammad National Park lies some of the world’s best snorkelling spots, alive with colourful fish.

    Sharm El Shiekh is a resort on the Red Sea that acts as meeting point of relaxation and exploration. You can top up that tan on the golden sands, then head into the waters for some truly amazing scuba diving. Here are three Sharm El Sheikh beaches:

    Tiran Island

    Snorkelling Sharm el Sheikh

    Take a speed boat trip from Naama Bay to Tiran Island and prepare for some serious snorkelling. In the calm, clear waters you will swim through a rainbow of coral reef, with a plethora of exotic fish and, if you’re lucky, even a pod of dolphins! There are a few top spots that the boat will stop off at and then you can take it easy on the island’s beach, taking in the beautiful surrounding views before heading back inland. Plenty of hotels face the island – inquire about boat trip bookings with them.

    Naama Bay

    Naama Bay beach

    Along with the fantastic diving opportunities, Naama Bay has a lot to offer on dry land too. Lively restaurants, bars, markets and shops overlook the picture perfect beaches so you can park your towel on the beach, pop into the shade for a snack and refreshing drink when the sun is at its peak, and then get back to sunbathing. Temperatures can reach a dazzling 33°C in August and 18°C come January, so the nearby eateries will be a welcoming shelter. By evening there is still a buzz in the atmosphere, so the fun continues for as long as you want it to.

    Sharks Bay

    Sting Ray in Sharm el Sheikh

    Another underwater paradise, Sharks Bay is a pebble beach that has a number of accessible all-inclusive resorts. Located just a 20 minute walk from Naama Bay you can also alternate between the two sites for the best snorkelling holiday ever! Expect to see stingrays, parrot fish and lionfish. Reach coral spots from sun lounger in minutes, then take it easy back at the hotel that you are staying in. Make sure you have some sturdy sandals with you for the rocks.

    It’s clear that the Red Sea is a diving mecca, so whether you’re a regular diver or complete novice, you are in for a treat. It really is a leisurely life in Sharm El Shiekh so make sure that you are a part of it by seeing our deals at Falcon. Happy diving!

    Images by Chris Barnes, Vyacheslav Argenberg and Rob, used under the Creative Commons license.

     

     

     

     

Author: Charlotte Brenner

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