Agiba means ‘miracle’ in Arabic and Agiba Beach, about 24km west of Marsa Matruh, is just that. It is a small but spectacular cove,...
Possibly the most beautiful piece of coastline in the area is Cleopatra’s Beach, about 14km west of town around the bay’s thin tentacle...
Three kilometres beyond Cleopatra’s Beach, at the tip of the tentacle of land, is Shaati al-Gharam (Lovers’ Beach). Unsurprisingly, the...
Locals will swear black and blue that this is the best restaurant in town. In the clean and cool 1st-floor room, it serves kofta or...
The Lido, the main beach in town, has decent sand and clear water, but is jam-packed in summer. The beaches on the east side of town, near the bridge over to Rommel’s Beach, have calm, shallow water great for small kids, plus palm-frond shade cubicles. At any of the town beaches expect to pay from E£5 to E£10 for a chair and umbrella.