El Gouna / Mangroovy Beach
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Continent:
Africa
Country:
Egypt
Next Big City:
Hurghada
Next Town:
El Gouna
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Shop, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking


Water
Type:
Shallow, Chop
Hazards:
Corals
Quality:
Crystal Clear
Best Tide:
High Tide

Mostly choppy in the lagoon, no waves. Approx. 200m shallow area which can be very shallow, or even dry in low tide (summer). No strong current. The water is beautiful clear and clean. After the 200m the water is deep, choppy or a bit wavy if the wind is strong. Somewhere are some reefs but not dangerous. Beginners should wear shoes, here are some bad shells/corals.
Beach
Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Other
Beach Users:
None

The beach is quite clean and sandy. No trees, no rocks, no concrete, no grass, no shells, a lot of space for safely launch and landing. Entry approx. 200m wide. Downwind sun umbrellas and beach chairs.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal Winds
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE, NNW
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, NW, NNW

In wintertime 70% over 4 Bft, in summertime 80% over 4 Bft. Often turns from sideoffshore from left to sideshore from left at noon. If the forecast says at least 3 Bft from North it will have wind.



How to get there
Transport:
Car, Bus
Access:
Short Walk


Get directions from


From Hurghada airport 22 km to El Gouna by taxi, then ask for Mangroovy beach, which is in the North of El Gouna.

Extra Information
Rules:
Restricted Zones, Fees


Normally 7 Eur per day for beach usage. Respect the swimming area marked with flags.

Nightlife
Little nightlife in El Gouna, more nightlife in Hurghada.


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