Miami Beach


Miami Beach (pronounced me-ami) has a sheltered cove with a water slide and jungle gym set up in the sea for kids to frolic on, but note that these get impossibly, almost comically, crowded during peak season. The beach is 12.5km east of Midan Saad Zaghloul along the Corniche.

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Nearby Alexandria attractions

1. Montazah Palace Gardens

1.68 MILES

The 19th-century Montazah palace is off-limits, but the surrounding lush gardens are prime strolling territory. There’s an attractive sandy cove here with…

2. Mahmoud Said Museum

2.24 MILES

Mahmoud Said (1897–1964) was one of Egypt’s finest 20th-century artists, even though he is little known outside his country. A judge by profession, he…

3. Mamoura Beach

2.59 MILES

About 1km east of Montazah, Mamoura is the ‘beachiest’ of Alexandria’s beaches. There’s a cobblestone boardwalk with a few ice cream shops and food stalls…

4. Stanley Beach

3.56 MILES

On a tiny bay with the old Stanley Bridge soaring above it, this beach has a modest patch of sand for bathing backed by three levels of beach cabins. The…

5. Herakleion-Thonis

4.18 MILES

For archaeologists the discovery of the port of Herakleion-Thonis in Aboukir has been a triumph. Excavations have revealed a huge amount of treasure…

6. Coptic Cemetery

6.32 MILES

The Shatby area of central Alexandria has been a home to the city's necropolis for centuries, although this Coptic cemetery is a more recent (for…

7. World of Shadi Abdel Salam

6.47 MILES

The World of Shadi Abdel Salam, named for the late cult-film director, painter, script writer and set designer born in Alexandria in 1930, shows a display…

8. Antiquities Museum

6.48 MILES

The Antiquities Museum at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina has a well-curated exhibition of artefacts that romp from the Pharaonic, through the Greek and Roman…