Away from the hustle and bustle of the popular Red Sea resorts in Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada and their busy tourist beaches, Egypt still has untouched natural beauty to offer. Read below and explore the country’s most beautiful beaches, stunning geological formations, and amazing underwater worlds in unique locations away from Egypt’s mainstream tourist scene.
About 15 kilometers south of Taba, you will be stopped by a flash of dazzling blue colour and find the amazing Fjord of Taba. Along the coastal route from Nuweiba to Taba, this fantastic beach is especially popular with divers, due to its crystal clear waters, colorful coral reefs and magnificent ecosystem. The Fjord of Taba is just one example of the beautiful nature surrounding the city of Taba, which also includes outstanding geological formations, such as caves and valleys, and number of natural springs.
A natural masterpiece, Marsa Nayzak, can be found about 14 kilometers south of Marsa Alam along the coastal route. This natural beach, whose shape is an image of the modern-day contemporary swimming pool, was formed after a meteor hit and left behind this breathtaking demonstration of the force of nature. Marsa Nayzak is just one amongst many amazing beaches in and around Marsa Alam. The Red Sea peninsula Ras Banas, which is a hotspot for diving and snorkling, and the Wadi Qulaan beach are just two magnificent examples of ideal places to escape the busy tourist areas and enjoy nature.
Ras Shaitan, nicknamed the Devil’s Head because of its unusual formation on two sides of huge rock, is roughly a 30 minute drive north of Nuweiba. The Bedouin camp on this beach promotes eco-friendly lodging in Egypt and is a great place to stay for diving enthusiasts. It is the perfect location for more experienced divers, with its underwater canyons, caves and plateaus. While underwater, Ras Shaitan impresses with a diverse and colorful marine life of hard corals, anemones and pat fish, and a beautiful untouched landscape on land.
Abu Galoum beach is located in the north of Nabq, inside the natural protected area of Ras Abu Galoum. It is both famous for being an exceptional diving spot, with its beautiful variety of coral reefs, and a great place for hiking, where visitors can enjoy stunning views of the coastal mountains around. Several species of the indigenous Nubian Ibex, a type of mountain goat, can also be sighted in this area.
Agiba beach, which is located about 24 kilometers west of the city of Marsa Matrouh, is a roughly 40-meter-long beach on the Mediterranean seaside in between two impressive cliffs. Whether you go for a swim in the astonishingly turquoise water or venture to climb up the cliffs for an amazing view, Agiba will definitely take your breath away. At the very top of the cliffs, there is is even a small café where climbers can relax and enjoy the view for as long as they want.