Plage de Sidi Mansour

Cap Bon

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 bristle with beachgrass, and small rock pools capture crabs and other creatures at low tide. A listing rusted-out ship in the distance provides a diving platform for local kids.

For easier access, head to Tanit teahouse in Hammam El Ghezaz and walk the coastline's curve around the bend to the southeast.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Cap Bon attractions

1. Plage de la Mansoura

1.12 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…

2. Petit Paris

1.39 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…

3. Al Fatha


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…

4. Fort de Kelibia

2.16 MILES

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,…

5. Kerkouane

5.91 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…

6. Plage Menzel Temime

9.27 MILES

Off the beaten track for most travellers but lurking in plain sight, the town beach in Menzel Temime stretches for several kilometres. This slice of…

7. Ras Ed Drek

12.65 MILES

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…

8. Djebel Sidi Abiod

14.93 MILES

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…