4 Stunning Coastal Beaches in Tunisia
Tunisia is famous for its stunning coastal beaches with its turquoise sea water and scenic stretches of golden sand. Add in top-of-the-line beachside resorts and historic sites and Tunisia becomes the ultimate holiday getaway destination. Here we have rounded up the most stunning coastal beaches in Tunisia for you to consider for your next family holiday.
It’s no surprise that this island set on the Gulf of Gabes in southeastern Tunisia is one of the country’s most popular tourist destination. While the island of Djerba has many beaches, most travellers tend to stay in the Touristique Zone where there are over 200 beachside resort hotels. Ask any local Tunisian in Djerba and they can tell you their own personal favourite beach on the island. A few of the most popular beaches in Djerba include Yati, Lagoon, Sidi Jmour, Jazira and Sidi Mahrez.
While in Djerba, you will also want to visit Houmt Souk to see its museum, visit the Medina for shopping and eat at some of the best restaurants on the island. Erriadh is also a must-visit city for its Djerbahood open-art museum and the El Ghriba Jewish Synagogue which is the oldest synagogue in North Africa and also an annual place of pilgrimage. You’ll also want to visit Guellala which is known for its pottery. There is also a cultural museum located in Guellala which is the highest point on the island.
The beaches of Hammamet are one of the most developed and popular tourist zones in all of Tunisia. Just imagine the picture-perfect beach with its picturesque coastlines and golden sand cover stretching for more than 14 kilometers along the coastline. It is no surprise that the beaches in Hammamet attract the attention of thousands of tourists from all over the world each year. Europeans in particular enjoy their week-long all-inclusive beach resort getaway during the summer months. The Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport is conveniently located just about 40 kilometers southwest from the coastal city of Hammamet.
The long white sandy beach stretches for about 10 kilometers from the centre of Sousse to Port El Kantaoui. A few stretches are private to the resort hotels, but most is open to the public. Similar to the Hammamet beaches, the summertime is packed with travellers from abroad enjoying the beach during weeklong getaway and staying at one of the nearby beach hotel resort. The beaches of Sousse also attract many Tunisians wanting to swim and to get away from the bustling city. You’ll also often find Tunisian families enjoying a picnic and the cooler air in the late afternoon and early evening.
4. Jalta Island
The island of Jalta (La Galite) is Tunisia’s secret getaway destination located at the northern most point held by Africa. From the northwestern coast of Tabarka, you will still need to take about a 4 hour boat ride to reach the island of Jalta. The island is restricted to a maximum of 20 people at any given time, which makes it feel like your group has exclusive VIP access to the entire island. There are no hotels or guesthouses on the island, but self-catered camping is allowed. You will also appreciate the marine bio diversity which are unique to that particular area and being preserved by the Tunisian government.
Visit the Beaches in Tunisia
From the island of Djerba to the family-friendly beaches of Hammamet and Sousse to the hidden gem marine bio diversity near the island of Jalta, it’s no secret that a major draw of a Tunisia vacation is its popular beaches.
While you can certainly visit these stunning beaches in Tunisia on your own, there are also many historical and cultural attractions in Tunisia that are worth exploring. Get the most out of your holiday in Tunisia with a private tour which includes your own professional tour guide and private driver. You’ll not only get to enjoy some of the above mentioned beaches, but you will also visit some of the best historic and cultural sites that Tunisia has to offer. You may want to consider our popular Authentic Tunisia 14 Days Tour or our Best of Tunisia 11 Days Tour. All of our tours can be fully customized so you can also contact us and one of our Tunisia Travel Experts will get back to you within 24 hours to plan a tour itinerary that meets your travel preference.