The Egyptian coast of the Red Sea is approximately 1,250 km long. It stretches between the Egypt–Sudan border to the south and the city of Suez and the Suez Canal to the north. If you include the Sinai Peninsula, however, the Red Sea coast of Egypt will increase by at least 870 km, reaching the Israeli border to the northeast. This is the region where the hot sands of the Eastern Desert, part of the Sahara Desert east of the Nile River, meet the warmest sea in the world and its amazing marine life.
The coastal region is separated from the Nile Valley through the low, dry, barren and heavily eroded Eastern Desert mountain range.
There are no constant rivers in Egypt to flow into the Red Sea. The only exception are the small streams that occur after occasional downpours. Very soon, however, they dry up completely without leaving any trace of their short existence.
The Egyptian Red Sea coast is a magnet for visitors, and this is the place where you can find some of the most famous and large Egyptian resorts – Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, El Gouna, Dahab, Safaga and others.
It is known for its mixture of desert exotic, beautiful golden beaches and sapphire blue sea. Summer never ends here. Swimmers and sunbathers enjoy cloudless blue skies and high temperatures for 365 days a year.
The large selection of entertainment options to choose from in combination with affordable prices make the Red Sea coast of Egypt the most popular tourist destination in Africa, and if you get bored of lounging on the beach or around the pool, do not despair – this is Egypt and there is much to see and do.
Egypt’s Red Sea coast offers a truly charming way to experience the romantic atmosphere of the Orient. Fabulous mosques, ruins of ancient cities and magnificent thousands of years old monuments will immerse you in the spirit of the East.
The coastal towns in the area are anything but boring. Casual, noisy and unpretentious, they are an entire universe of colors and diversity, and they follow their own unique way of life.