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IN THIS POST:
- General info about the Red Sea & beaches in Hurghada, Egypt
- Hotel Beaches
- Public beaches in Hurghada
- Elysees Dream Beach
- Old Vic Beach
- Old Sheraton Street bay
Hurghada is a city spread alongside the Red Sea coastline. Unfortunately, big hotel complexes cover the sea view so effectively, that it’s actually possible to stay in Hurghada and not see the Red Sea at all. It’s not likely, but it’s possible.
If you stay in a hotel in Hurghada, most likely you have free beach access to hotels’ private beach. Most of the hotel beaches are very nice; they are clean and safe. In Hurghada, you get to enjoy the best parts of the Red Seas crystal clear waters.
The Red Sea is perfect for water sports; snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming. The Red Sea water temperature is coldest in the winter (about 18 Celsius degrees) and warmest in the summer, when it can reach 30 Celsius degrees.
You can basically swim in the Red Sea all year round. The Red Sea is one of the reasons you should travel to Hurghada, Egypt.
Here is a list of other 8. Reasons to travel to Hurghada (in case you’re still wondering if you should go or not).
NEXT: HOTEL & PUBLIC BEACHES IN HURGHADA
Though most of the hotels have free beach access, you may want to check what the other beaches in Hurghada and its’ surroundings have to offer.
Or maybe you stay in a rental flat or at the hotel with no beach access at all. Whatever your the situation is: Here are tips and information about the best beaches in Hurghada, Egypt.
Some hotels allow visitors outside the hotel to use the hotel beaches and services for a day. Day use costs approximately 200 Egyptian pounds (LE.) to 500 LE. Some hotels include all-inclusive service for the price, some only towel.
If you want to go and enjoy hotel beach facilities, contact the hotel first to ask if they allow visitors to enter the hotel area or not. Remember to ask also how much does it cost and what does the price include.
Some hotels may charge 50 USD for one day use! For 50 USD, you probably get to use all the all-inclusive services from the hotel.
Some hotels have water parks that are included for the price.
Last time, I used myself hotel beach, I visited Marriot hotels beach, which cost 180 Egyptian pounds for one day (November 2018). This price included beach access and a towel.
Here are some pictures from Marriot Beach Resort, Hurghada. My friends stayed in this hotel last year and loved it.
PUBLIC BEACHES IN HURGHADA
There are tens of public and private beaches in Hurghada and its’ surrounding areas; El Gouna, Sahl Hasheesh & Makadi Bay.
Even the beaches are called public beaches, there is always an entrance fee to the beach. The entrance fee varies from 20 Egyptian pounds to 250 Egyptian pounds.
The residents of Hurghada are using the public beaches in Hurghada a lot. If it’s a public holiday or holiday season in Egypt, both public but also private beaches are filled with people.
Try to avoid the beaches during the public and school holidays. Some beaches raise prices to double during the public holidays.
The beaches in Hurghada have the same problem than restaurants. They change names, owners and concept quite often. This is why I don’t make a list of all the beaches in Hurghada. I know, it won’t be same after a while.
I will write here about a few popular beaches in Hurghada, which I believe to be working also in the future.
One of the nicest and also the cheapest beach is EL SAWAKY BEACH in El Dahar, Hurghada. Entrance fee to EL SAWAKY beach is 20 Egyptian pounds, but you have to spend minimum 20 LE. (May 2019) for drinks ir snacks. More information from their Facebook-pages.
The most expensive beaches are located in SAHL HASHEESH and EL GOUNA. The entrance fee varies from 200-300 Egyptian Pounds (LE.). Check the price beforehand.
If you want to check the beaches in Sheraton area, there are lots of public beaches between Bella Vista and Sunrise adults-only hotel. At the moment there are at least five beaches: Orange Beach, Anemone Beach, Navy Chalets, Mahmaya, Embassy beach club.
All the beaches have different entrance fees and services. I recommend you to go and check the beach yourself before deciding if you are going to stay there or not. Not all the beaches offer a towel, so take your towel with you and go to explore Hurghada beaches. There are lots of them.
Two of the oldest, cleanest, safest and the most popular beaches in Hurghada are ELYSEES DREAM BEACH AND OLD VIC BEACH. These two beaches have been running there as long as I remember.
Actually, they are both located next to each other, at the beginning of Old Sheraton Road, close to El Mamsha and Marriot hotel.
Dream beach includes a towel, Old Vic charges 5 LE. for towel use. I can recommend Old Vic for the families and Dream beach for friends and couples.
NEXT: ELYSEES DREAM BEACH
ELYSEES DREAM BEACH
Old Sheraton Road, close to Marriot Hotel and Bulls restaurant. Entrance fee 150 Egyptian pounds (LE.), Single (200LE.) including a towel August 2019).
Beach at the day time, a club in nights. Dream beach is one of the oldest beaches in Hurghada. It has been there as long as I remember. It’s one of the most popular beaches in Hurghada.
I don’t wonder why it’s clean and safe. Plus the atmosphere there is awesome. Dream beach is the best beach for couples and friends.
For the families with small kids, Dream beach is not the best choice, because the beach area is quite small and the beach becomes deep fast.
Though, there is a playing area and small grass field for the kids to play and run.
Sunbeds are comfortable and there are lots of them. The layout of the sunbeds in Dream Beach is different from what you probably have used to.
This is actually one thing that makes the beach worth seeing. You can choose either you stay on the pier or more traditionally on the sand.
If you are thirsty or hungry, you don’t need to suffer all day. There is a sunbed service beach bar and restaurant/bar inside. There is also an ice-cream stand with delicious Ice-creams and milkshakes.
For the ones who want, to spoil themselves properly, there is a spa in the same building. For the kids, there is a small playground and green area for running and playing.
From Dream Beach, you find everything you need to have a good day at the beach.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/DreamBeachHurghada/
NEXT: OLD VIC HURGHADA
OLD VIC BEACH
Old Sheraton Road, close to Marriot Hotel and Bulls restaurant. Entrance fee 150 Egyptian pounds (LE.), Towel not included, 5 LE. (August 2019).
Long sandy beach with a panorama sea view. This is Old Vic beach. The Old Vic beach locates next to Dream Beach at the beginning of Old Sheraton Road, Hurghada, Egypt.
Old Vic is one of the most popular beaches in Hurghada. It’s clean and the bottom of the sea is good, though there are some rocks. Last time I visited Old Vic, I was happy that I took swimming shoes for my daughter.
There were some rocks, where she could have hurt herself. If you want to buy swimming shoes, you find them from Hurghada from the big souvenir shops (Cleopatra Bazaar, Hurghada Star & Ramstore).
Or you can order the kids beach shoes from Amazon before travelling to Egypt. These shoes are also good for the pool area. I have ones also for myself, obviously bigger size.
As a beach, Old Vic is one of the kind. The beach has a nice view and it’s big. It’s also better for swimming and playing on the beach with kids when compared to Dream beach.
BUT there is not much nothing else to do there. Ok, the main thing on the beach is being at the beach. I know. But Dream Beach has more activities.
For sure adults appreciate the newly renovated toilets in Old Vic, big like from me! Also, if you want to good massage, go to Old Vic. They have professional massagers. Food and drinks are also available in Old Vic.
If I could combine Old Vic and Dream Beach, it would be the perfect beach.
NEXT: FELFALA BEACH IN OLD SHERATON
FELFALA BEACH IN OLD SHERATON ROAD
I wrote at the beginning of this blog post, that it’s possible to stay in Hurghada and not see the sea at all, because of the hotels covering the Red Sea. That’s true, though unlikely.
If you want to go admire a beautiful sunset by the sea for free, there is a perfect place for it. On Old Sheraton Road, opposite to Granada Restaurant, next to Sunrise hotel. There you find a small bay, where locals go fishing, swimming and hang out.
The bay is a closed area and people are not allowed to go inside the gates (they still do). If you enter the area, do it with your own responsibility.
I don’t courage anyone to go inside the gates, but if you go, please, be careful.
You can admire the sunset from the top of the beach from behind the fence safer. This place is perfect for selfies!
All in all Hurghada, Egypt has a lot to offer for the beach and sea lovers. What are your favourite beaches in Hurghada? Which beach do you consider being the best in Hurghada?
Note at the end! Use your swimwear at the beach (no topless or bottomless) and remember to put some clothes on, when leaving the beach area (no bikinis at the streets).