El Gouna Beach
El Gouna is a modern resort town on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. Not far from the better-known beaches of Hurghada, El Gouna has roughly six miles of well-maintained sand split into several distinct beaches. Their sands lie across 20 different islands separated by lagoons and connected by bridges. It’s from the Arabic for lagoon that El Gouna gets its name.
Part of the Red Sea Riviera, El Gouna attracts style conscious holidaymakers from both the Middle East and Europe. It’s glitzy enough to have its own film festival, while also attracting families with young children.
El Gouna’s lagoons play host to all manner of water sports, including windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing and parasailing. Snorkelling in the shallows is another possibility. The area also has two golf courses. The first was designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates, and the second by Karl Litten.
- Diving & snorkelling
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