Alexandria is packed with lots of interesting tourist attractions and destinations. From ancient Greek and Roman remains to mosques with jaw dropping architectural structures. Forts and museums housing various archaeological findings relating to the history of Alexandria and Egypt as a whole. Asides being a major economic center and a land filled with ancient history. Alexandria is known to have some of the most exquisite beaches in Egypt. Sun-seeker spots where tourists and locals head down to for beach time and relaxation with friends and family. From Abu Qir Beach to Mamoura Beach, here’s our pick of some of the most beautiful beaches in Alexandria.
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This vast clear beach lies on the Mediterranean right along the north coast of Egypt and it is said that Cleopatra used to make her way up the coast to this particular beach so as to visit a cave tucked close to the beach. Cleopatra beach is a must visit for tourists as it is exquisitely beautiful and suitable for a relaxing getaway from everyday hustle and bustle. However, tourists are advices to be careful when visiting the beach as it is laced with rocks which are often swept across the ocean by the waves. Families can have a quiet picnic while resetting and recharging their and kids could run around the shores and also engage on climbing the rocks around the beach.
Four Seasons Beach Resorts
The best place to experience the true essence of the glamorous Alexandrian summer and warmth of early fall is none other than this gorgeous resort nestled in the city of Alex. This beach offers some of the most unforgettable services to it’s visitors from mouthwatering continental dishes to refreshing beverages and cabanas which simply overlooks the Mediterranean. Tourists and visitilors can get to bask in the sunlight, unwind in the summer breeze and savour the rich Alexandrian flavours. The resort also has a designated section for kids where they can play around and have some fun on the playground.
Abu Qir Beach
This may not be a luxurious beach but is one of the places tourists can engage in fishing alongside some of the locals familiar with the waves of the Mediterranean and each catch from ocean can be cooked for tourists at a very affordable rate by the locals on the shores of the beach. Abu Qir beach which is located on a small fishing village within Alexandria is known to be flocked by scuba divers and is suitable for a quick dip in the ocean for a few minutes of swimming and also suitable for a meal of fresh seafood.
This fairly long sandy beach is located on the north side of Alexandria right on the shores of the Mediterranean. The beach which is surrounded with vibrantly beautiful palm trees enjoys the constant waves sent from the seas right down to the shores of the beach and provides a pleasant chill to those on the beach. Cabanas and bars are available on the beach where visitors get to relax and enjoy wide range of cuisines and beverages.
A perfect summer getaway spot laced with soft white sand and Chrystal blue water and waves known to be calm on most occasions, bianchi beach is no doubt a paradise like place. Bianchi Beach which is nestled on a hand-picked community is said to be the best testament of genuine summer retreats best for family and friends. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Alexandria.
Mersa Matrouh Beach
This beach is pretty close to an ancient spring which has dried up and left behind a trail of rocky structures. It is suitable for cyclists as it is vast and wide; the beach itself offers some bicycles for hire to interested tourists and visitors. It’s a good place for an afternoon swim while the sun is out.
El Maamoura Beach
This is the perfect spot for a family vacation with a quiet and beautiful scenery which sets the soul on reset mode. The beach happens to be very sandy, and the sand stretches about 20 metres into the sea. The locals on Maamoura beach are very hospitable and restaurants out there serve some of the most excellent cuisines. This is one of the most popular beaches in Alexandria.
Helnan Palestine Beach
This is one of the most comfortable beaches for western women to strip into swim suits for a quick dip in the seas; other beaches in Alexandria are mostly flocked by covered Muslims who do not witness women going out half naked for a bath. On the shores are cabanas where tourists and visitors can lay down and soak up the unfiltered tropical sun on the beach.