Shark's Bay Beach
Shark's Bay Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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LancsGuy79
Preston, UK158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great to see the fish and corals, but really do need to be tighter on the silly fools whom find it quite OK to leap off and somersault into the areas were people are snorkelling. I was very annoyed seeing the lifeguards being thrown into the water by others whom are on the pontoons and it was vey busy at the time. The area is not massive and when people are snorkelling and some diving down to get closer was very dangerous. This for me was very off putting and not what you would expect.

Respect the Red Sea life and others please.
Written July 29, 2023
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eyal
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
This hotel is full of good energy. Very compact, but comfortable. They have lovely stuff here. Food is very tasty and rooms very bright and clean we spent wonderful time here. We want say thank you to all entertainment group as well.
Written August 17, 2022
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AggieSurreyUK
Surrey, UK15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned (25th April, 2011) from Shark's Bay in Sharm. I have found the trip advisor info very useful in planning the trip so I thought I will contribute.
With teenagers and a young child it was an ideal place to meet everyone's needs from small pleasures at the pool and the beach to snorkelling, quadbiking, camel-riding, motor boat trip.
The Egyptians love children and are generally very kind people even if they try to get as much money out of you as possible. We found shopping not a very pleasant experince but you do not go there for shopping. Walking away worked fine, it seemed that even at the so called "Old Market" the traders tried not to be too pushy as they are also aware that it turns English shoppers off.
The old market is a charmless place, not old at all and there was nothing we wanted to buy . There was some nice jewellery but a lot of the things are just cheap tat. The place has a certain athmosphere as the locals shop there too. Egyptians like the English and consider them softies when it comes to money, Sharm is not Egypt, it is an unlikely, fake place, but you go there for the diving, snorkelling and the sun. The regular calls for prayer are probably the only authentic thing you will come accross. We did a coach daytrip to Cairo which was a memorable experience. 7 hrs overnight allowed the children to get some sleep and enjoy the day at the Egyptiam museum, Giza, on the Nile. We organised it through a small operator from the beach, £45.00/person. There are a number of road checks, especially around Suez, rather mad driving (against on-coming lorries in some places) but suprisingly we didn't see any accidents. The coach turned out to be a minibus (it was not sold as such) this upset a lot of people but it just confirmed that even if you check all the details you may not get what you have expected especially if you book with the locals. We still had a good day as the drivers and the guide were very helpful, friendly, authentic and I definitely felt I had more of an Egyptian experience driving through the desert and later Cairo with them.
We self-caterd in Shark's Bay, rather difficult as most places are full or half board and Sharm is not equipped for self-catering. We had to get a taxi to get bread, but overall managed with 2 bigger shopping trips at Carrefour in Naama Bay. (Very small, perfectly adequate supermarket, not the hypermarket we associate Carrefour with). It did not sell wine though, only one type of beer. Alcohol in general is available in restaurants but the choice is very limited.
Our quadbiking experience was completely unsafe by English standards, no helmet, 12 yr old driving, 5 year old in the front of dad, but the guide was looking back constantly , not pushing the speed too much, I thought it was perfectly ok. We all had life-jackets on the motorboat, and yes, both dad and all the kids had a go at driving. Safety in general has a lower priority even in Sharm, which if you are sensible enhances the experience. Snorkelling in Sharks Bay is superb, right off the jetty, no need to go anywhere else. There are other great things to do such us hiking up to the top of Mount Sinai, but these involve 2-3 hrs of trekking, not suitable for young children. Day trips to Petra or Jerusalem are also possible, Sharm is a relatively cheap base but the distance is considerable (8 hrs to Jerusalem).
Written April 27, 2011
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Fox77
Westerham, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
basic but amazing beach at the diving school. Great fish restaurants overlooking fantastic snorkling. Highly recommended.
Written April 21, 2008
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hi574
Cardiff, UK12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a day here after getting sick of the hotel beach / pool and the filthy Naama Bay. They charged the three of us 75 EGP just to get in, but after a week here you come to expect everyone trying to extract as much cash as possible. I expect this price is flexible since we saw some people arrive by taxi without paying - god knows.

However it was worth it - the snorkelling here is amazing especially for people with small children who need to be able to walk into the water from the beach. The beach bar and restaurants serve very tasty food at a good price - the grilled fish in the seafood restaurant that we had for dinner was the best I've ever tasted. The service unfortunately was miserable and at the end of the night they tried to rip me off with an overpriced taxi. On the plus side the staff in the small supermarkets on the beach selling soft drinks, snacks, suncream etc were fabulous and didn't overcharge for anything.

In conclusion - worth spending a day here - it really is beautiful and very different from the standard hotel beaches you get in Sharm. However prepare to endure the usual money grabbing annoyance that is the only thing that has been annoying for us on this holiday. I understand that Egyptians are not well paid, but the continual attempts to extract as much money from you as possible, using underhand tactics, grates after a week.
Written August 28, 2010
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purple_mei
Pontypridd, UK111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The beach was great. Sort of sandy/pebbly and I would recommend taking shoes/sandals to wear - especially because it gets so hot! The fish are amazing off the pontoons. You don't even need to snorkel to see them. The restaurants and bedouin tent are great places to eat. Lots of choice. The sunbeds are free and there are lots of them, without the place being too crowded. Had a great time on this beach in August 2008. Was the coolest place around, apart from our air-conditioned hotel room!
Written September 23, 2008
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Egon
Sundsvall, Sweden4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We've done some snorkeling in Thailand, Bali and in the Dominican Republic but none of those can be compared to this. The clear water, the reefs, the number of different kinds of fish and species...
Written June 13, 2022
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Janet W
Brussels, Belgium304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I enjoy spending time at Shark’s Bay whenever I come to Sharm el Sheikh. I paid 40EP (approx. €2) in April 2019 to stay on the beach on a lounge chair. There is a dive center here, too. If you’ve booked a day trip to the island of Tiran, the boat may leave from here. Snorkeling is lovely right off the shore. I think you can probably rent equipment here. There are a couple of restaurants, too.

You can come here by taxi, but it’s also possible to get here much cheaper by taking the blue “microbus” from the Old Market or Naama Bay towards Nabq and get off near the Savoy and walk (quite far) or offer the driver an additional 10EP per person (around 50 euro cents) to drop you right at the Shark’s Bay beach, which he will probably accept.
Written April 22, 2019
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Samir Samy
California2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Egyptian police harass and treats tourists very badly, as many tourists are monitored by informants and intelligence services, and we were prevented from taking photos in public places and beaches. Really, it was a very bad experience. I do not intend to visit Egypt again. I will consider visiting other countries where I find comfort, safety, and lack of Feeling of fear of arrest, like what happened with others.
Written June 10, 2023
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GGO CREW S
Blackpool, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
the beach is so clean the water is so clear and to top it all off you got your own coral to swim ever day if you want the fish are so amazing and i'm sure you would fall in luv with it
Written January 20, 2015
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