Add variety to your beach vacation with a driving adventure along the expansive and largely untouched Red Sea coast. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Red Sea, Yanbu is a haven for scuba divers, while fans of beachfront sports will like what KAEC has to offer, from water biking and kitesurfing to paddleboating. Scuba diving and snorkeling fans hoping to sneak in some city time should make Jeddah their home base. The beaches near Jeddah offer a wide variety of activities, especially during the summer. For a sea retreat with a scenic coastline and a dose of history, make your way to the peaceful village of Al Wajh. Umluj’s postcard-pretty beaches are another fan favorite. Just north of this coastal town are more than 100 small islands known for their white sands and warm waters, which are home to more than 1,200 fish species.