Djebel Sidi Abiod

Cap Bon

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 incredible blue water, a particularly perfect scene as the sun sinks into the sea next to the island of Zembra. Between March and May, it's a fantastic birdwatching spot, a prime migration route for thousands of raptors travelling between Africa and Europe.

During migration season, the skies can be thick with birds waiting for the thermals to carry them across the Strait of Sicily. Check the Facebook page of Association Les Amis des Oiseaux (; they run birdwatching hikes around the mountain.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Cap Bon attractions

1. Ras Ed Drek


This lovely, long, white-sand beach, also known as El Haouaria plage, is a local favourite, backed by clusters of villas and a couple of restaurants. To…

2. Les Grottes

2.89 MILES

El Haouaria's dramatic, rocky coast was quarried by the Carthaginians and the Romans, who sought the highly prized, easily worked yellow sandstone for…

3. Plage Menzel Salem

5.74 MILES

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…

4. Kerkouane

9.02 MILES

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…

5. Plage de Sidi Mansour

14.93 MILES

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…

6. Plage de la Mansoura

15.81 MILES

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…

7. Petit Paris

16.04 MILES

Around the coast from Plage de la Mansoura, Petit Paris is a smaller beach but still clean and loved by locals. A number of restaurants vie for space a…

8. Al Fatha

16.27 MILES

Surrounded by villas for hire, Al Fatha beach feels like a hidden-away private residential cove, at least until the weekend when the whole neighbourhood…