Cap Bon attractions

Top Choice Beach in Cap Bon

Port Aux Prince

This appealing golden curve of beach is anchored by a rock-hewn castle-like villa, said to have belonged to Wassila Bourguiba, the wife of the former president of Tunisia. Enterprising locals sometimes use this as a…
Mountain in El Haouaria

Djebel Sidi Abiod

This 390m peak is the northeastern tip of the Tunisian Dorsale – and feels like the edge of the world. A paved road winds to the top, where you can revel in magnificent views over sheer cliffs that plunge down to in…
Beach in Kelibia

Plage de Sidi Mansour

The road to get here from Kelibia is rough, narrow and militantly guarded by herds of goats, but if you have your own set of wheels, this is one of Cap Bon's most intriguing wild beaches. Wave-imprinted sand dunes b…
Beach in Kelibia

Plage de la Mansoura

Plage de la Mansoura's soft white sand tapers gently into blissfully clear-as-glass sea. This is Kelibia's favourite beach, and it gets packed at the weekends. If you'd prefer your strand secluded, walk north past t…
Ruins in Cap Bon

Kerkouane

Set on a turquoise curve of prime coastal real estate, the Unesco-listed Punic settlement of Kerkouane is the world’s best-preserved example of a Carthaginian city. Abandoned during the First Punic War, the town was…
Archaeological Site in Nabeul

Neapolis

Present-day Nabeul owes its name to Neapolis, the Arabic transliteration of the Greek word for ‘new city'. Established by seafaring traders in the 5th century BC, this outpost was taken over by the Carthaginians, de…
Cultural Centre in Hammamet

Centre Culturel International de Hammamet

Built by Romanian millionaire George Sebastian in the 1920s, Hammamet’s International Cultural Centre used to be the ultimate party house. The whitewashed villa and lush landscaped gardens caught the eye of architec…
Fort in Kelibia

Fort de Kelibia

In use off and on since it was built by the Carthaginians in the 5th century BC, this strategically placed fort, the largest preserved in Tunisia, dominates a 77m-high hilltop. There's not much to see inside, but th…
Beach in Cap Bon

Plage Rtiba

Hidden 2.5km down a rough, unmarked dirt track, the coast around Plage Rtiba appears to be a secret to all except local fishermen and shepherds ushering their goats through. You can plod through the soft, deep sand …
Beach in El Haouaria

Plage Menzel Salem

Down a shockingly pothole-free paved road are a few tiny slithers of sand, some shielded by low cliffs of golden rock. The water here is zebra striped in dark and light blue bands, with picture-perfect views out to …