Must-see attractions in Ras Mohammed National Park

  • Shark & Jolanda Reefs

    This two-for-one special off the southern tip of Ras Mohammed is among the most famous dives in the Red Sea and rated one of the top five dives in the…

  • Shark Observatory

    This dive site, underneath the promontory of the same name, takes its name from the fact that whale sharks can occasionally be sighted while diving here…

  • Mangrove Channel

    Green arrows lead to Ras Mohammed's Mangrove Channel, one of the most northerly mangrove forests in the world. Nearby, you can see huge cracks (one of the…

  • Main Beach

    Aptly named Main Beach gets crowded with day trippers from Sharm El Sheikh, but with its vertical coral walls just offshore, it remains one of the best…

  • Shark Observatory Clifftop

    This clifftop area, near Main Beach, has views over the dive-site area known as the Shark Observatory. Despite the name, you would be very lucky to spot a…

  • Ras Za’atir

    Off the south lip of the mouth of Marsa Bareika, marking the start of the Ras Mohammed wall, Ras Za’atir has a series of caves and overhangs where black…

  • Khashaba Beach

    From Ras Mohammed visitors centre, a pink-signposted track leads to pretty Khashaba Beach, which has a designated camping area (permit necessary) nearby.

  • Marsa Bareika Beach

    Yellow arrows point the way to the sandy beaches and calm waters of Marsa Bareika, an excellent spot for snorkelling and safe for children.

  • Aqaba Beach

    A track (with brown arrows) leads to Aqaba Beach. Just offshore is the Eel Garden dive site, named after an eel colony 20m down.

  • Salt Lake

    This stunningly aqua-blue salt lake is about 200m inland from Ras Mohammed's Mangrove Channel and is a popular swimming stop.

  • Old Quay Beach

    Old Quay Beach is perfect for snorkelling; it has a spectacular vertical reef teeming with fish just offshore.

  • Jolanda Bay

    There's some excellent snorkelling at Jolanda Bay, which is reached by a track marked with red arrows.