Sahl Hasheesh Beach
Situated on Egypt’s celebrated Red Sea coast, Sahl Hasheesh Beach is a short distance south of Hurghada International Airport, which can be reached in about 15 minutes by road. The beach is surrounded by several large hotel resort complexes, spread out along its 12 kilometre length.
Comprising soft sand, the resorts ensure that Sahl Hasheesh Beach is well-maintained right throughout the year. Individual hotels have blocks of sun loungers and parasols, although there are still areas of free beach available.
There is also a curving pier which stretches out over the waters of the Red Sea, which is a popular spot with local anglers. The waters remain relatively shallow for some distance offshore, making swimming another option, while good visibility and calm currents mean Sahl Hasheesh is also a top destination to take your first look underwater as a scuba diver. Its waters teem with tropical life.
Additional beach activities include banana boat rides, windsurfing and horse riding. Most food and drink options are found in the resorts themselves, although hawkers often move about the beach with drinks and snacks. Sahl Hasheesh old town also has a handful of places to sample authentic Egyptian cuisine in unassuming surroundings.
- Diving & snorkelling
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