La Marsa Beach


Join the local crowds flocking to this urban beach to escape the summer heat with a dip in the clear waters of the Med. In colder months, the sand becomes a playground for fishermen, footballers and romantics taking afternoon strolls along the shoreline. It might not be the cleanest of beaches, but the view to Gammarth is charming, and there are a number of decent cafes nearby.

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Nearby Tunis attractions

1. Galeri El Marsa

0.25 MILES

Occupying a beautiful vaulted space behind a grand wooden door in the heart of La Marsa, this is one of Tunisia’s most respected and internationally…

2. Abdelliya Palace

0.57 MILES

Inland from Marsa plage (beach), this palace was constructed in 1500 and now functions as a cultural centre where occasional performances and arts events…

3. Galerie Saladin

1.38 MILES

This tiny gallery down a small alleyway is worth a quick visit. Though its exhibition program is nowhere near as stimulating as some of the other…

4. Galerie A.Gorgi


This highly regarded gallery showcases the work of contemporary Tunisian artists in individual and group shows; the latter are usually thematic in…

5. Selma Feriani Gallery

1.44 MILES

Just off the main drag in Sidi Bou Saïd's upper village, this commercial gallery exhibits the work of up-and-coming Tunisian and international…

6. North Africa American Cemetery


Around 750m along the road from La Malga Cisterns, a striking forest of white crosses bears testament to the Americans killed in North Africa during WWII…

7. Dar Ennejma Ezzahra

1.53 MILES

Built between 1912 and 1922 for French-born Baron Rodolphe d’Erlanger and his Italian-American wife Elizabetta, this palace residence is an exhilarating…

8. Damous El Karita Basilica

1.76 MILES

The ruins of this once-monumental church are 400m north of the massive Mosque Malik Ibn Anas Carthage. The basilica was 65m by 45m, with nine aisles, and…