The North Coast is the ultimate escape from Cairo during the hot summer months. The season this year is not quite the same as before, and not in a bad way! Everyone is returning to the good old Sahel days and we love it.
Fresh out of the stress of the lockdown, people are eager to catch a breath of fresh air by Egypt’s most stunning shoreline. Lucky for you, the season is still going strong and we’re here to tell you all about what to do in North Coast.
1. Try Yoga by the Beach
One of the most peaceful activities in North Coast is finding your zen state as you listen to the soothing waves sounds as your backdrop. Yoga and meditation will allow you to forget the hardships we all had to face this year and relax a bit.
Time to practice all those yoga poses on the sand and get back to Cairo ready to show off your moves. A yoga session by the beach in the early morning will feel like heaven and a fresh start to your day ahead. Here are a few suggestions for classes:
STAMINA Sports and Fitness
Location: Diplo, Sid Abdel Rahman
Contact Details: 012 7080 6677
Location: Mazeej Hotel, Hacienda White
Contact Details: 011 0028 5521.
2. Go Fishing
If there’s one thing we were all forced to learn this year, it is patience! Maybe this is the best time then to try your hand at fishing since it’s all about being patient. Fishing is also a type of meditation and detaching from the stresses of life.
Give it a shot and it will know how great it feels when you catch your lunch or dinner and cook it in a cozy barbeque setting. Here’s a destination that will guarantee a fishy outcome!
Location: North Coast km 142
Contact Details: 02 3347 6874.
3. Head to the Cinema
Who doesn’t enjoy going to the movies? Just because you’re enjoying a summer vacation in the North Coast doesn’t mean you get to miss the latest blockbuster movies in the theater.
The recently opened North Coast attraction O Cinema is where you need to go for the perfect night out. It’s definitely one of the fun things to do in Sahel for movie lovers.
Location: Al Masa Mall, New Alamein City
Contact Details: 012 0011 8833.
4. Slavor a Popsicle by the Beach
Pop City showed up this year in Sahel all the way from the UAE and people are going crazy over their healthy popsicles. The beach? Check! The ultimate summer refreshment? Check! Healthy? Check! What more do you need?
They don’t have a specific location yet, but they deliver anywhere in North Coast. You don’t have to leave your comfort zone after all.
Contact Details: 010 6620 0060.
5. Indulge in Seafood
Being around the sea all day only means you absolutely have to satisfy your taste buds with fresh seafood. We’re talking delicious fish, shrimps, calamari, crab, mussels, and everything in between.
Here are a few seafood restaurants in Sahel you need in your life:
Fish Market Egypt
Location: Marina 5 and Sidi Abd El Rahman
Contact Details: 046 445 3581
Location: Sidi Abd El Rahman
Contact Details: 012 2356 4832
Halaket El Samak
Location: Porto Marina, Marina 3
Contact Details: 046 445 2716
Location: Hacienda White
Contact Details: 0100 000 4892
Contact Details: 0100 651 3333.
6. Play Games with Your Family and Friends
It’s time to recreate the wonderful memories of summer when we were young. Gather around to play card games and board games with your family and friends after a satisfying dip in the ocean.
Here are a few ones that are really fun:
- Monopoly Deal
A puzzle is a great way to unwind and enjoy your time together as well, unless you get all wired up when you cannot find the correct piece. In that case, avoid!
7. Spend a Day in Alexandria
Alexandria is the city of culture and history infused with beauty like no other destination. Walk along its cozy shorelines in good company eating ice cream from its famous little place called Azza. It’s located literally on every corner!
For lunch, nothing beats the grills at Balbaa Grill and Fish Village. You can visit the grand Alexandria library if you’re a bookworm or head to the Citadel of Qaitbay for some historical insights.
Balbaa Grill and Fish Village
Location: El-Mosheer Ahmed Ismail, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria
Contact Details: 012 2633 8659.
8. Have Lunch or Dinner at The Smokery
The Smokery is one of the hottest places to visit in North Coast this season. It provides the ultimate dining experience on the beach. The floating restaurant is perfect for a chic night out with the family or a cozy romantic dinner (you’ll get major points for that one!).
Contact Details: 010 6446 5564.
9. Go for a Morning Swim
Beaches in North Coast are known among the best in Egypt, and maybe even the world. You can escape the crowd by waking up early and going for a therapeutic swim in the vast blue waters.
Did we paint the picture for you yet? Close your eyes and imagine the feeling of the waves on your body with everything around you so peaceful and quiet. Heaven!
Check the following popular beaches in North Coast:
- La Vista
10. Ride a Bike
The fastest way to remember what it felt like to be kids with no worries at all is riding a bike by the shoreline. It’s also good exercise, so it’s a win-win for you! The best time is just before the sun sets.
Gather your friends for one of the best activities to do in Egypt’s North Coast and you can even start racing. It’ll be so much fun!
11. Stock up on Summer Snacks from Gourmet
Gourmet Egypt is only one of the highest quality fresh produce food stores in the country and they deliver in Sahel! They specialize in ready-to-heat or ready-to-cook products so they’ve basically done all the hard work for you! Well, because who wants to cook in Sahel?
From fruit cuts, delicious dips, mouth-watering Gelato to a wide range of summer favorites, they will become your next obsession. Their variety of cold cuts, poultry, and meat is impressive too. All you have to do is download their app and order!
Here’s a list of our favorites:
- Eggplant casserole with crispy bread and yogurt salad
- Gourmet oriential frozen falafel
- Gourmet oriental frozen hawawshi
- Gourmet hummus with beetroot
- Gourmet mini cones with chocolate
- Pistachio Gelato
- Fresh baked almond biscotti
- Gourmet bakery feteer meshaltet. Yummy!
Location: Hacienda, km 149
Contact Details: 19339.
12. Play Beach Volleyball
Beach volleyball is always associated with summer vacations. It’s one of the most popular things to do in Sahel. Your beach will most likely have a net, so practice those crazy skills on the sand.
Even if you don’t have the numbers, you can join others and make friends!
13. Revamp Your Summer Home
Your summer home needs some love. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about changing your outdoor furniture and accessories. You’ve always wanted to touch up your kitchen accessories or your bedroom linen.
The answer is IKEA, of course! Did you pop for a visit at their summer oriented little store in North Coast or not? They have everything you need to give your beloved summer home a makeover.
Location: Livio’s Mall near Marassi, km 128
Contact Details: 16576.
There you have it. These activities in Sahel will give a much needed relaxing touch to your vacation. The beach is waiting for you.