Beaches and Sandy Areas

  • Dungonab Bay/Mukawar Island is a complex coastline. The very large bay at Dungonab, together with the large island of Mukkawar represent a 200 km length of coastline.
  • In addition to Mukkawar Island, there are numerous small islands at the southern end of Dungonab Bay and at the south of the Bay towards Mukkawar.
  • The majority of the islands within the area are either very low-lying sand or slightly uplifted demonstrating the classic central Red Sea undercut profile.
  • There are beaches throughout the entire Park, but particularly the islands and the Dungonab Peninsula, constitute a significant turtle nesting area. The nesting takes place on the nesting beaches of the island during the nightfall.