are many sandy beaches stretching from east to west: Ma'amura-
Montazah- Mandara- Assafra- Miami - Sidi Bishr - San Stefano
- Glymonopolou - Stanley - Rushdy - Sidi Gaber - Sporting
- Ibrahimia and Shatby, all of which lie along the seafront
boulevard, the Corniche.
the western perimeter lie Al-Agami and Hannoville. All summer
holiday areas are provided with tourist amenities, services
and recreation facilities and hotels.
In spite of miles of white sandy beaches and azure sea, Egypt's
Mediterranean is still undeveloped and relatively unpopulated
There are fine beaches all along the coast from Alex to Mersa
Matrouh, including the resort of Sidi Abd al Rahman, a secluded
bay with clear waters and a selection of villas and hotels.
At Mersa Matrouh itself, the natural bay and long white beach
make for good sunbathing and swimming in calm transparent
waters. Hired bicycles, carettas or open sided tuf-tuf buses
will take you to other good bathing spots nearby including
the outstanding beach at Al-Abyad and Ageebah cove, surrounded
by beautiful scenery. As well as beaches there are other attractions
in the Mersa Matrouh area: Cleopatra's Bath, a rock-hewn whirlpool
bath off shore which was supposedly used by Anthony and Cleopatra,
a ruined temple fort built by Ramses ll, an early Coptic chapel
and "Rommel's Hideout", a cave where the general planned his
military campaigns and which has now been turned into a military
AND THE BEACHES
When the biting winter cold sets in, the shores of Egypt,
stretching unpolluted for miles and miles, bask in the warmth
of the sun that has deserted other shores to shine only here
honouring, it seems, the ancient days when the sun was an
the passage of the time, the sun still remains friendly to
Egypt, and invites you to enjoy a winter warmth away from
the bitter snowy cold, and a pleasant summer breeze far from
the oppressive midday heat.
a world renowed winter resort, has beautiful and numerous
beaches. Its northern coast from Sallum to Rafah is 1181 km,
long; its eastern coastline, from Suez to Halayeb, is some
1085 km long; while the shores on the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba
teem with the most exquisite beaches, spectacular coral reefs
and large varieties of coloured fish, rarely found elsewhere.
who has seen but a part, must return many times, to feast
his eyes and fill his heart with these attractive images that
will forever remain stamped in his memory, as if one were
viewing the most exquisite paintings on earth.
One of the calmest beaches, famous for fishing and its sea-food
restaurants. The Corniche is lined with beaches, with full
tourist facilities, form the city centre outwards. In town
try the Stanely beach, further east otazah Beach and Ma'amoura
are two of the best. At Abu Qir, a small fishing town, you
can sunbathe, fish, swim and eat fresh seafood. To the west
of the city, try the resorts of Agami or Hannoville.
ABDEL RAHMAN BEACH
About 127 km. west of Alexandria, and 162 km. before Matrouh,
lies on a calm bay, about 25 km. west of Alamein. It is characterised
by an excellent climate and clear transparent waters.