Al Nayzak beach: Egypt's secret paradise hidden on Earth

beach Mon, Aug. 26, 2019
The secret paradise hidden on our planet,” as described by the Ministry Tourism Authority, Al Nayzak beach is a nature miracle that can easily be one of your favorite places to visit.

A three-hour drive south of Hurghada or 20 minutes from Port Ghalib, several kilometers pass the Red Sea coastal town of Marsa Alam you will find an astonishing scenic view with glittery shimmering sea waves.

Called by the locals the Shooting Star, it is a natural pool made of a unique rock formation which is believed to have been shaped by a meteorite hitting the coast.
Traveler Mohamed Al-Gondi in an interview with CNN Arabia said he has always been astonished by its natural formation.

The 24-year-old engineer said that the beach is surrounded by land, and its connection with the sea keeps the water fresh, allowing sea creatures to live in as well.

As he documented the beach via a drone, Al-Gondi, who began his photography career in 2014, was keen to focus on the line that connects the natural beach with the sea, pointing out that the small basin is part of the sea.

He also pointed out that there are many stories behind naming it al-Nayzak, which means “meteor” in Arabic. One of them tells that it was called like that because a meteor hit this place before.

Aside from its stunning turquoise waters, one can relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or go dive.

The pool, several meters in diameter, is shaped like an eye filled with the turquoise blue waters of the Red Sea. It is a truly scenic spot which provides an otherworldly background that will add to any summer picture collection.

Marsa Alam is situated around 700 kilometers south of Cairo and can be reached by car, bus or domestic flight. While flying is the fastest way, travelling by land has the benefit of giving you a beautiful and soothing coastal view.

Al Nayzak is an amazing place worth the travel and certainly not to be missed by those who already holiday at the nearby summer resorts of Marsa Alam.