Egypt is well known for its history and ancient monuments that have stood tall for thousands of years. 

Yet, its coastal cities overlooking the Mediterranean and Red seas are the ones to capture tourists' hearts during summer.

The underwater world of Egypt will surely mesmerize you. 

Here's a look at some of the most beautiful beaches you have to visit as an escape from the city:

1. Alexandria

We see Alexandria as something out of a beautiful painting depicting miles of sand against an amazing background of blue skies and the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. 

There's definitely nothing like it. 

2. The North Coast

The North Coast beaches are a favored destination for Egyptians and tourists alike. 

It offers spectacular sea resorts with luxurious tourist villages. The North Coast resorts are also famous for their vibrant nightlife, often favored by the Egyptian elite.  

3. Marsa Matrouh

Marsa Matrouh, the Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea, is a piece of heaven at a three-hour distance from Alexandria.  

Protected from strong waves by huge rocks that offer a natural barrier, its tranquil waters are unique among the Mediterranean Sea’s rough and powerful waves.  

Marsa Matrouh is a perfect summer getaway for people who are looking to distance themselves from Alexandria and the rest of Egypt.  

4. Dahab

With mountainous shores, mysterious coral reefs, the infamous Blue Hole, and its soothing crystal-clear waters, Dahab is the exact meaning of "perfect summer destination."  

5. Hurghada

The best part of a day at the beach is sometimes the road trip one takes to arrive. 

At eight hours away from Cairo’s boisterous streets lays the sunny city of Hurghada, where the scenery will take you to a parallel universe of colors. 

Paying a visit to Al-Giftun Island in Hurghada is a must for snorkeling lovers. 

6. El Gouna

Drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city and discover new mesmerizing sights. 

The charming town of El Gouna is all about serenity and relaxation.  

7. Sharm El Sheikh

The seaside city overlooking the shimmering waters of the Red Sea is a popular holiday destination and a significant center for tourism. 

Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and other water sports.  

8. Ain Al-Sokhna

At just two hours away from Cairo, Ain Al-Sokhna lays on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez.  

Taking a plunge in the turquoise waters of this coastal town could lead to a surprise dolphin sighting. 

9. Marsa Alam

The calm and beautiful town in south-eastern Egypt is gaining more popularity by the year.  

In the waters of Marsa Alam, turtles are a common sight. The marine wildlife there is something else; one can see crocodiles, fish, dugongs, and octopuses.