BEACHES

In the mood for swimming and sunbathing? Tunisia’s beaches are surely some of the most renowned in the Mediterranean. Palm trees and white sand, rocky coves… there are some to suit every taste. Would you rather relax with your family, have fun at a large hotel-club or set off in search of secret corners of paradise? Choose the beach of your dreams. 


Northern coast

Full of contrasts and with few visitors, the beaches of the northern coast will capture the hearts of nature lovers. A string of coves, pebbled or sandy beaches, caves and unusually shaped rock formations run from Tabarka in the west to Bizerte in the east. They can be accessed via narrow country roads. 
This region is fascinating for diving, as the waters there are deep and remarkably clear. Islands, tunnels and underwater cliffs can be found there as well as a rich and colourful selection of Mediterranean fauna. 
Many holiday hotels and scuba diving centres offer their services in Tabarka and Bizerte. 


Suggestions

To enjoy your stay in a heavenly setting far from the big resorts: Le Pirate in Cape Serrat, a simple but welcoming and well maintained guesthouse. 

Hammamet – Cape Bon

Hammamet, Nabeul, Korba, Kelibia… some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Tunisia are found on the Cape Bon peninsula. Hammamet and Nabeul are large coastal destinations and you can find a wide choice of hotels and resorts there. Take advantage of all the seaside fun on offer: jetski cruise, introduction to catamaran, parasailing, kayaking as a family or camel ride along the beach. 
Cape Bon has another face, one more wild yet more serene. Numerous villages and fishing ports, one after another, can be found along the southern coast, fringed by marvellous sandy beaches. In the northern part, small sandy beaches alternate with rocky shores. For a peaceful and natural bathing spot, choose for example El Haouaria, the village of the falconers, or Korbous, the small spa town. This coast is also a remarkable spot for scuba diving. It is known for being surrounded by many wrecks dating from the second world war. 


Suggestions

A unique experience: in Korbous, take a swim in the middle of winter in the hot spring that flows right into the sea!

East coastSousse, Port El Kantaoui, Monastir and Mahdia are large coastal resorts surrounded by vast sandy beaches. A large variety of hotels and holiday clubs are available to welcome you for an unforgettable summer. Between two swims in the warm water, play a round of volleyball, have a go at windsurfing or jetskiing, before signing up to set sail on a “pirate ship”... you won’t have time to get bored!
But the East coast also has its secret corners. Far from the main resort towns, choose, for example, a guesthouse right on the beach for peaceful holidays with a complete change of scenery. 
Djerba and the islands of the South

At the gates of the Sahara, the island of Djerba never stops enchanting its visitors. Alongside beaches of white sand, palm trees sway gently and the sea stretches to the horizon in shades of turquoise. The air is mild no matter the season, the white domes of the hotels blend into the landscape. Facing the island on the mainland, Zarzis is also worth a visit, as are the beautiful beaches near Gabes for sunbathing. 
But Djerba is also a paradise of holiday clubs and water sports. The perfect location to get moving, try out new activities and forget the worries of everyday life. By day, you could take a jetski tour on the lookout for dolphins or learn to kitesurf in the shallow lagoons. By night, go dancing on the beach or watch the flaming sunset sky close to a now ruined fort. 
Less well known than Djerba, the archipelago of Kerkennah seduces visitors with its entrancing atmosphere. Its sandy beaches are strewn with shells. The water is so shallow that the tide, usually imperceptible in the Mediterranean, uncovers vast expanses of sand. In summer, some Kerkennah hotels are beset by Tunisian holidaymakers. Out of season, however, the archipelago once again becomes a haven of peace, serenity and wild nature. 


Suggestions

Outings in jetski from Aghir beach towards the island of fort Borj Kastil.

Beach holiday with your familyFamily rooms, swimming pools with toboggan, fine sand, activities and miniclubs… Tunisia is the perfect place for family holidays.

Video: © ONTT




Full of contrasts and with few visitors, the beaches of the northern coast will capture the hearts of nature lovers. A string of coves, pebbled or sandy beaches, caves and unusually shaped rock formations run from Tabarka in the west to Bizerte in the east. They can be accessed via narrow country roads. 
This region is fascinating for diving, as the waters there are deep and remarkably clear. Islands, tunnels and underwater cliffs can be found there as well as a rich and colourful selection of Mediterranean fauna. 
Many holiday hotels and scuba diving centres offer their services in Tabarka and Bizerte. 


Suggestions

To enjoy your stay in a heavenly setting far from the big resorts: Le Pirate in Cape Serrat, a simple but welcoming and well maintained guesthouse. 

Hammamet, Nabeul, Korba, Kelibia… some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Tunisia are found on the Cape Bon peninsula. Hammamet and Nabeul are large coastal destinations and you can find a wide choice of hotels and resorts there. Take advantage of all the seaside fun on offer: jetski cruise, introduction to catamaran, parasailing, kayaking as a family or camel ride along the beach. 
Cape Bon has another face, one more wild yet more serene. Numerous villages and fishing ports, one after another, can be found along the southern coast, fringed by marvellous sandy beaches. In the northern part, small sandy beaches alternate with rocky shores. For a peaceful and natural bathing spot, choose for example El Haouaria, the village of the falconers, or Korbous, the small spa town. This coast is also a remarkable spot for scuba diving. It is known for being surrounded by many wrecks dating from the second world war. 


Suggestions

A unique experience: in Korbous, take a swim in the middle of winter in the hot spring that flows right into the sea!

Sousse, Port El Kantaoui, Monastir and Mahdia are large coastal resorts surrounded by vast sandy beaches. A large variety of hotels and holiday clubs are available to welcome you for an unforgettable summer. Between two swims in the warm water, play a round of volleyball, have a go at windsurfing or jetskiing, before signing up to set sail on a “pirate ship”... you won’t have time to get bored!
But the East coast also has its secret corners. Far from the main resort towns, choose, for example, a guesthouse right on the beach for peaceful holidays with a complete change of scenery. 

At the gates of the Sahara, the island of Djerba never stops enchanting its visitors. Alongside beaches of white sand, palm trees sway gently and the sea stretches to the horizon in shades of turquoise. The air is mild no matter the season, the white domes of the hotels blend into the landscape. Facing the island on the mainland, Zarzis is also worth a visit, as are the beautiful beaches near Gabes for sunbathing. 
But Djerba is also a paradise of holiday clubs and water sports. The perfect location to get moving, try out new activities and forget the worries of everyday life. By day, you could take a jetski tour on the lookout for dolphins or learn to kitesurf in the shallow lagoons. By night, go dancing on the beach or watch the flaming sunset sky close to a now ruined fort. 
Less well known than Djerba, the archipelago of Kerkennah seduces visitors with its entrancing atmosphere. Its sandy beaches are strewn with shells. The water is so shallow that the tide, usually imperceptible in the Mediterranean, uncovers vast expanses of sand. In summer, some Kerkennah hotels are beset by Tunisian holidaymakers. Out of season, however, the archipelago once again becomes a haven of peace, serenity and wild nature. 


Suggestions

Outings in jetski from Aghir beach towards the island of fort Borj Kastil.

Family rooms, swimming pools with toboggan, fine sand, activities and miniclubs… Tunisia is the perfect place for family holidays.

Video: © ONTT

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