El Fanar, Sharm El Sheikh

Relax and unwind by the sea at El Fanar, a beach overlooked by an old lighthouse. Backed by rugged cliff faces, the coastline features a sandy beach sitting between the rocks and the calm sea. Head out for a paddle in the shallower waters, or grab your snorkeling or diving gear and explore the abundant coral farther offshore, where manta rays are regularly sighted. A restaurant, small spa, and play area offer a little artificial entertainment to go with the natural charm of the place. Make El Fanar part of your personalized Sharm El Sheikh itinerary using our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.
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  • amazing beach. wonderfull for snorkeling. water for swimming is great. but the management of the beach is soo bad. *dirty washrooms. no maintenance. dirty smell in washromms. dirty floors. no lighting...  more »
  • Wonderful sea and spectacle at sunset. In the reviews I did not read though that there are two shores. One further south, below, with newer umbrellas and mats, they give you the towel and water and costs 100 Egyptian pounds apiece. Entrance to the sea with the classic pontoon. The other lido, on the other hand, is above and costs half but without water and beach towels and with very old loungers. Entrance into the water without a pier in a very beautiful bay that allows a bath also to shore type Italian beaches. After a bit of swimming you will reach the coral reef. The taxi driver left us on this last lido and we rented apart from the beach towel that we did not have. Then at sunset we went to the bar tables of the other lido to enjoy a fantastic sunset in one of the most beautiful places in Sharm. European bar prices, but worth it for that show.
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