With a dry climate all year round, Hurghada is a popular destination for visitors seeking sun and relaxation. Just south of Hurghada town is Sahl Hasheesh Bay, with its 12-kilometres of sandy beaches, bordered by warm, calm and clear waters; making it a particular favourite with tourists.
Sun beds and parasols are available both on the sands and on the long jetty which juts out into the sea. Snorkelling off the jetty is particularly enjoyable with the hundreds of colourful fish swimming around you as you explore the area – it’s a bit like swimming in a giant aquarium. Various hotels front this wondrous beach, plus there are thriving local bars and tasty cafes located nearby for when you’re looking for some refreshments.
Away from the beach, it is well worth taking the time to stroll around the Old Town of Sahl Hasheesh, with its lovely palm tree-lined promenade, attractive buildings and landscaped green spaces.