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Egypt's Coasts

Egypt's Coasts: Sun, Beaches and Diving

Egypt is a country with a rich history and culture, much more than pharaonic temples and pyramids, but it also boasts beautiful coasts that are perfect for sun and beach vacations, as well as for those looking for top-notch water adventures. In this section, we’ve gathered all the information you need to know about Egypt’s two stunning coasts: the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

The Red Sea Coast

Out of Egypt’s two coasts, the Red Sea coast is more internationally oriented towards tourism. Since the 1980s, large vacation resorts have been built here, and it’s no surprise why. With its warm climate year-round and crystal-clear waters, this area is an ideal destination for rest and relaxation.

Furthermore, the Red Sea coast is home to an unparalleled underwater world, making diving one of the country’s major tourism sectors. Exploring the coral reefs, vibrant fish, and friendly cetaceans through free dives, snorkeling, or aboard semi-submarines is an unforgettable experience.

On the mainland, Hurghada and Marsa Alam stand out as popular tourist destinations. Meanwhile, the southern coast of Sinai, also bathed by the waters of the Red Sea, boasts charming locations such as Sharm El-Sheij, Dahab, and Taba.

Coasts of Egypt, Red Sea

Mediterranean Coast

The second of Egypt’s coasts is located in the northern part of the country and is bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Although a favorite vacation spot for Egyptians, it’s also gaining popularity among international tourists. Stretching from the Nile Delta to the Libyan border, the Mediterranean Coast features numerous seaside destinations, including Marsa Matruh, El Alamein, and the historic city of Alexandria.

Its beaches and climate resemble those of the rest of the African Mediterranean or even those located on the European side of this sea. Although swimming is seasonal, but visitors can enjoy a range of water activities year-round from its seaports.

The coastal strip to the east of the Nile Delta to the border with Palestine is also bathed by the Mediterranean and is known as the “northern coast of Sinai.” It’s less developed for tourism, making it an attractive option for those seeking a more authentic travel experience. Places like El Arish are emerging as popular tourist destinations.

For more information on the destinations along Egypt’s coasts, visit our website. And if you’re planning a trip, trust Egipto Exclusivo to help you create a tailor-made experience that meets your every need.