Cairo: Beach

Mother Of All Cities

If you like to combine a hectic sightseeing schedule with a place to relax and soak up some sun a beach holiday in Egypt is an inspired choice. The warm climate makes it a Mecca for sun worshippers and though many of the country's main tourist attractions are close to the capital, Cairo they are easy to reach by train. If you want to be close to the beach, a resort by the Red Sea is the best option, though Cairo is only 83 miles away and can be reached in a few hours. Visit the pyramids in Giza one day and relax on the beach and swim in the Red Sea the next. The beautiful beaches by the Red Sea have lush golden sand and clear blue waters perfect for snorkelling and getting away from it all in idyllic surroundings.