Kelibia appeals partly because it’s a resolutely ordinary and unfussy town that sees few tourists. But it’s also blessed with some beautiful beaches, especially the local favourite Plage de la Mansoura, an accessible silver-sanded strand edged by translucent sea not far from the towering hilltop fortress that watches over the town's daily workings.
Kelibia's centre, a mix of functional shops and men-packed cafes, is 2km inland along the main motorway that loops the peninsula. Like the rest of rural Cap Bon, Kelibia survives on fishing and agriculture, and tourism is definitely a sideline.
The town's attractions are all on the coast to the east, but some of the attention is moving south to Ain Grinz, where a crop of wonderful, quiet beachside dars has grown.