Welcome to Red Sea Coast
Jordan has just 27km of coastline, wedged between Israel and the Palestinian Territories and Saudi Arabia, and looking across to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Nationally, the coast's most important feature is the large container port south of Aqaba, but internationally it's better known for the superb diving opportunities the Red Sea offers. Resorts and dive centres are scattered along this precious seaside, and the reefs here are in good condition. The Red Sea in this northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba is protected in the Red Sea Marine Peace Park and is run in cooperation with Israel and the Palestinian Territories; it is managed locally by the Aqaba Marine Park. The water is more saline than the open ocean; this, together with winds from the north and minimal tides, means the water stays crystal clear, while the average water temperature is 22.5°C in winter and 26°C in summer.