Aqaba’s position right next to the Red Sea should suggest to tourists that it is a place for beachgoers, and that is definitely true. Among its most popular beaches would be the South Beach on the southern coast. While often referred to collectively by tourists as one beach, Aqaba’s South Beach is actually a collection of beaches on the coast of the Red Sea, around the space between Aqaba Harbour and its border: there are both private and public beaches here, each with their share of advantages and disadvantages.
If you choose a public beach, you can naturally expect more noise and more of the locals to be present (a potential problem if you are a woman and want to wear less than a t-shirt and shorts); however, the public beaches can be accessed free of charge. On the other hand, choosing a private beach gains you access [Read more…]