Egypt is bursting with great beaches, especially on the Red Sea coast. With year-round warm weather, it has sun, sea, and sand that attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year. From luxury resort towns to hidden hideaways, Egypt has something for everyone.
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The Top 5 Beaches in Egypt
Check out the sunniest spots in Egypt at these top five beaches.
1. Sharm El Luli
Hidden off the beaten trail is the perfect Sharm El Luli beach. Most visitors come here with an organised tour, as it's miles from anywhere. The beach is perfectly unspoilt, with pristine, fine sand and crystal-clear waters.
2. Mahmya Island
There are lots of great diving spots in Egypt, and Mahmya Island is one of the best. Its location in the middle of a stunning national park prevents development from altering the local ecosystem, and the surrounding sea is home to huge coral reefs and hundreds of colourful exotic fish.
If your ideal holiday destination has modern amenities and everything you could ever need at your fingertips, head to Hurghada. This purpose-built beach town is home to some of the most luxurious accommodations on the Red Sea, and its beaches, such as Sahl Hasheesh Beach, are clean and well equipped.
4. El Gouna
El Gouna is a lively resort town that offers much more than just swimming and sunbathing. It's home to some of the best restaurants in the area and has a busy shopping and nightlife scene, with beach bars opening onto the water. It's a great spot for watersports, too, with kitesurfing and waterskiing always popular.
5. Soma Bay
Known for having some of the best weather in Egypt, Soma Bay is a favourite among sun worshippers. It's only a short drive from busy Hurghada and is quickly becoming popular with upmarket visitors thanks to its range of luxury spas and golf courses.