Red Sea Crossing site: From Nuweiba, Egypt eastward across the Gulf of Aqaba to the Saudi Arabian shore where the Wadi Abyad opens up and runs down to the waters is the most likely point where the Red Sea crossing occurred. This is where Moses held out his staff, and the Red Sea was parted by God. “Lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the people shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. Exo 14:16
The Gulf of Aqaba is one of the most beautiful bodies of water on this planet. The near shore shallows are spectacular turquoise, progressing in stages into deep, dark blue as the depths plunge into the thousands of feet below. On the Egyptian side, the town of Nuweiba boasts a large sandy beach where the multitudes could have assembled and easily been hemmed in by the mountains and halted by the sea. A like favorable beach is directly across from Nuweiba on the Saudi side. Oddly enough, between the two lies an underwater land formation of a gentle slope that lends itself to being the most likely place the Israelites crossed the Red Sea. It remains one of our favorite beaches of all time.