Al Nayzak, commonly called the Shooting Star, is one of the most scenic spots on the Red Sea – Flickr
CAIRO – 18 June 2017: A set a three-hour drive south of Hurghada or 20 minutes from Port Ghalib, several kilometers pass the Red Sea coastal town of Marsa Alam you will find Al Nayzak, a naturally but unusually formed rock pool that could be described as out of this world. There is a reason behind this unique and impossible to recreate scenery.
Scenery worth the travel
A few kilometers drive through a rocky terrain after turning off the main road, your eyes will meet not only the shimmering sea waves but a very scenic view. Called by the locals the Shooting Star, it is a natural pool made of a unique rock formation which is believed to have been shaped by a meteorite hitting the coast. While proving the origins and its timing could be a task for the scientific, the place certainly qualifies as a star amongst the scenic places along the Red Sea and has become a popular summer beach stop for those who like to go beyond the usual locations.
Add to your summer picture collection with an out of this world backdrop
The pool, several meters in diameter, is shaped like an eye filled with the turquoise blue waters of the Red Sea. It is a truly scenic spot which provides an otherworldly background that will add to any summer picture collection.
Marsa Alam is situated around 700 kilometers south of Cairo and can be reached by car, bus or domestic flight. While flying is the fastest way, travelling by land has the benefit of giving you a beautiful and soothing coastal view. Al Nayzak is an amazing place worth the travel and certainly not to be missed by those who already holiday at the nearby summer resorts of Marsa Alam.