Marsa Alam Beach
Marsa Alam is the most southerly resort town on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. This means it has excellent year-round weather, and some of the most consistent temperatures of any of Egypt’s beaches.
When it comes to beaches, Marsa Alam has somewhere in the region of 30 miles of largely untouched sand. Beside it you’ll find a crop of high-end hotels, while well-regarded restaurants can be found at the Port Ghalib marina area. Abu Dabbab is often considered Marsa Alam’s main beach. It offers visitors white sands, a plethora of water sports, and a reef that’s home to sea turtles, dugongs, and whitetip reef sharks.
Meanwhile, Honkorab and Golaan Beaches both lie within the confines of Wadi el Gamal (Valley of the Camels) National Park, which pretty much guarantees their pristine nature. The desert here can be easily explored by quad bike.
Although Marsa Alam is considered a quieter version of Hurghada, it has its own international airport, and plenty to keep visitors busy. Offshore, there are several reefs perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving adventures, including Samadai Reef, which is known for its pods of spinner dolphins. Elsewhere, Elphinstone Reef consists of a wall of hard corals some 70 metres high.
Marsa Alam’s steady winds ensure the town is making a name for itself among kite surfers, while children are bound to love the water park and its ten-plus slides.
- Diving & snorkelling
- Kite surfing
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