South Beach

South Beach, Aqaba: Address, South Beach Reviews: 4/5

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MICHAEL C
7 contributions
Recommended long sandy beach
Nov 2021 • Solo
5JD taxi ride to this long expanse of well maintained beach - regular beach cleaning and bins provided ( always amazing how some beach goers still throw their rubbish onto the beach and into the sea)’Shallow rocky access to the water heighlights need for footwear snorkelling further out worthwhile but not exceptional. A couple of beach cafes - the second further away towards the jetty is better with food selection and various drinks - the first cafe the boy too lazy to move off his device to serve. Welcome beach to spent a few hours and watch sunsets.Recommended !
Written 27 November 2021
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dmcc1973
Prague, Czech Republic419 contributions
Aquaba South Beach - public beach experience
Nov 2021
As beaches go, this is probably the worth beach I have ever been to. Seen it in day light and seen it after dawn and both was a shocking experience. Covered in glass, cigarette buts, plastic of all sorts here and there, it is pure wonder that there still is some marine life once you step into the water. In some areas there are barbeque areas where we set off to have a bbq dinner with our tour. I have never in my life seen such a number of rats running around, even very close to people, hundreds is what I have seen, so I say there must be thousands. It is a disappointment that an area that has such natural beauty is not taken care of by its people. The resorts around are not maintained and some of the surrounding area looks like a construction site, not that you see any builders, just rubble and rubbish everywhere.
Written 7 November 2021
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David S
Amman, Jordan85 contributions
Filthy beach, nice water.
Aug 2021 • Solo
The sea is great and the snorkelling is amazing. However, the beach is filthy. There seems to be as many cigarette butts as grains of sand. Other litter (plastics, broken glass, food waste, barbecue leftovers, chicken bones etc etc) is everywhere. You literally cannot sit anywhere without sitting on this litter. This issue will probably be the ruin of Aqaba’s tourist industry but is ignored.
Written 11 August 2021
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Darshana Ratnayake
Amman, Jordan1,847 contributions
Fun in evening
Apr 2021 • Friends
Good place ti be with friend or families . Best tine is evening .
Relax to be nice time. Had nice sea breze.
Written 12 April 2021
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CoachPaulbball
Virginia205 contributions
Zero
Mar 2021
It would be fine if you like dirty and filthy and if you have never been to an actual clean and decent beach.
Written 10 April 2021
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Seaside28313
Los Gatos, CA5 contributions
Pay the money & Go to a beach club instead
Feb 2020 • Family
I was surprised at the good reviews. This beach was the dirtiest I have ever seen with cigarette butts, trash, broken glass, and plastic everywhere. It needs a good clean up, but even so it’s a locals only type of place with nothing to offer tourists.
Written 22 February 2020
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Karen T
Cranleigh, UK141 contributions
Japanese Garden, South Beach
Feb 2020 • Couples
We got a taxi down to the Japanese Garden area of South Beach yesterday. We hired two pairs of flippers from the dive shop behind the beach for 6 JD. This is a public beach but unlike the public beach in the centre of Aqaba, both women and men can wear bikinis/swimming costumes with out causing offence. There was a whole mix of people there, both locals and tourists alike all enjoying the warm water. We snorkelled along the coast line sticking to within the roped off boundaries above the coral. A lot of the coral looks in very poor condition but there were signs of regrowth and some interesting fish. The recent underwater plastic collection has clearly helped but there is little or no culture here to clear up waste and plastic. We followed a candy floss seller and those who bought it just let the plastic bags go without a care. We picked as many up as we could and put them in the waste bins. As people left the beach we noticed they just left their rubbish and millions of cigarette butts behind them. This is really sad. It’s as if the locals have no sense of what a treasure they have around them. Later on we did see a refuse collector filling up a huge green waste bag as he walked along the shore. The investment in tourism here is massive and if they want it to be a success they will have to educate their children to look after what is a beautiful asset.
Written 17 February 2020
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Ivan I
Kotel, Bulgaria56 contributions
Good for schnorkeling
Feb 2020
Nice reef with many corals and lot of fish. No sun beds, tiny sands, mandatory swimming shoes
Do not recommend for sunbathing
Written 17 February 2020
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Bojan
28 contributions
Direct access to the reef
Jan 2020
Direct access to the reef. Beautiful reef with a lot of fish and corals. A little windy in January but water temperature was 24 degrees celzius. I suggest wet suit.
Written 16 February 2020
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keith v
Brighton, UK12 contributions
don't bother
Jan 2020 • Couples
Not accesable with wheel chair
get a taxi go to a privet beach.
Bernice has everything beach pool bar with beer totally accessible.
Helpfull staff. But you will have to pay.It worth it to relax
Written 8 January 2020
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