Beaches in HurghadaEdit This
There is no doubt about the fact that people visit Hurghada for the Red Sea and its beaches, which feature a remarkable coral reef collection and popular underwater sports activities. One of world’s finest diving centers, Hurghada is also great for snorkeling, wind-surfing and parasailing. The beaches here are all privately owned by hotels and clubs and are accessible only to their guests or for a fee to outsiders. Here is a guide to the beaches of this world-famous diving hub.
Elysees Dream Beach
Elysees Dream Beach is located at the entrance of the boulevard a few meters away from the Old Vic Beach and is a private beach that’s open from 9am to 7pm. The beach features fine sand and gentle slopes along with moderate waves. Visitors also have access to a WiFi internet connection, while lazing around the trendy, up market beach. There is a restaurant and bar on the beach and the cost per day/per person is 30 LE for non-resort staying guests.
Old Vic Beach
Old Vic is one of the most well-known and populated beaches in town. The vast sandy beach is on a south-facing bay and is thoroughly protected from the waves and the winds of the sea, which makes it a very popular family attraction. The beach resort has a good water sports center, a bar cum restaurant and lovely sun beds with umbrellas to complete the experience of a glamorous coastal retreat.
Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort
Coming from the Marriott stable, this beach resort is luxurious, lavish and exclusive. Located in the heart of the town, Hurghada Marriott features a private bamboo island and a well-equipped diving center with proficient divers.
Coral Beach Rotana Resort
Coral Beach Rotana Resort is another favorite private beach resort that has all modern amenities and a large windy beach with a complete diving, snorkeling and other water sports center.
Aladdin Beach Resort
The Aladdin Beach Resort’s private Jasmine beach has a nice amphitheater, beach disco, an open air animation studio, coffee shop and much more. Sports activities at the resort range from diving and snorkeling to beach volleyball, football and golf. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing on the relaxing sun beds.
Stiegenberger Al Dau Beach
This beach is very popular with western tourists. Stiegenberger Al Dau Beach Resort is a beautiful floodlit property nestled on a nice beach on the Red Sea Bay. The glittering property is complete with water sports activities and golden sands along with a beach café and a quaint sea-side garden for sipping tea on breezy mornings.
Hughada has only private beaches that are open exclusively for their guests (unless they have a pay for a day guest option), hence it is important to pick the right resort after careful consideration.