Arab Divers happily offers free transportation from our Dive Center to the dive sites. Here you will learn about the beaches in Aqaba.
For sure not the best beach in Aqaba, but it is a convenient option if you’re staying in the city centre or one of the nearby hotels. For a prettier, more enjoyable day at the beach we recommend looking a little further to the South, away from the heavy boat traffic you’ll find here due to City Beach’s close proximity to the Port of Aqaba. There aren’t any snorkelling or dive sites worth to mention, although it can get fairly crowded, what makes it a great people-watching spot if you’re curious about local culture.
South Beach is a 12km-long stretch of beaches and shallow bays sheltered by vibrant coral reefs. Some of the best snorkelling and dive sites in Aqaba begin just a few metres offshore!
Most sections of South Beach are wide and flat with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your day – and make sure you stick around for a truly spectacular sunset. This is real Red Sea in Aqaba as you read in the guidebooks: calm, tranquil, and stunningly beautiful.
Aqaba is very sheltered; we don’t see much wave action – that means our beach sand isn’t as fine as it is in other, rougher regions. Since there’s some gravel and stone mixed in, we recommend wearing booties, dive shoes, or similar water-friendly footwear for your comfort and safety.
Inexpensive transportation with taxis to and from South Beach Aqaba is available 24 hours a day plus a free shuttle for diving and snorkel activities with Arab Divers, leaving from the dive center to the dive sites according to schedule.
Lining the coast in front of Arab Divers, just an 800m walk away, is the only public beach in South Beach, Aqaba: Marine Park Beach, stretching over 7km and home to 11 unique dive sites. You’ll find plenty of other activities to choose from here, including the kid-friendly Visitor Centre, where they’ll get a chance to explore some of Aqaba’s diverse marine life hands-on. Toilets and shower facilities are available onsite (JD 0.50) and there’s also a small market to explore with a restaurant serving fresh, delicious local fare. This great beach can get slightly crowded during holidays and high-season weekends. Looking for more privacy? Several private beaches a little down shore offering all year around a calm and relaxing atmosphere.
Just over 1km away – less than 5 minutes by car – you’ll find Berenice Beach Club. Large onsite pools for adults and kids (towels are included in the entry fee), plus boutique shops and a popular restaurant with full-serve bar, make this beachfront clubhouse a beautiful spot to spend a day with the family.
Snorkeling is picture-perfect right off the 650m beach, and a really great dive site – Black Rock – is just offshore.
This beach is part of Tala Bay, an integrated residential and tourism resort just 1km south from Arab Divers. Your entry fee guarantees all-day access to top rate facilities including swimming pools - one heated – with kids’ pool (towels included), pool and beachside lounge areas with sunbeds and shades (and a poolside bar), plus the delicious beach club restaurant. Not a prime spot for either snorkelling or diving in Aqaba, but the best place if you feel like kicking back on the beach for a day.
The most southern private beach in Aqaba, approximately 2km from Arab Divers is maybe one of the most beautiful spots. A wide, clean beach offers deeper water for swimmers and pristine coral reefs (Coral Garden), easily accessible for snorkelers and divers. You’ll find deep and shallow swimming pools, restrooms with showers, a small bar and restaurant here. There is renovation ongoing and access can be restricted.