Marsa Matruh is a beachside town, located on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast and is fast becoming a very popular destination for summer holidays. The town is situated 149 miles from Alexandria and about 30 minutes from Marsa Matruh airport.
Hotels and restaurants are springing up all over the town, but Marsa Matruh still manages to retain it’s old charm and way of life, with it’s carpet shops, markets and mosques.
One of the most popular beaches here is Cleopatras Beach on the outskirts of the town but this beach is not that good for swimming, it is best for sun bathing as it is very rocky. This beach gets very busy during the summer season, for a quieter, more secluded spot there is Almaza Bay, just half an hour by car from Marsa Matruh.
Almaza Beach has only a few hotels and therefore a much quieter, relaxing option.
Agiba Beach is no more than 40 metres long but it has clean sands and is situated in a nice position between the cliffs, making it a good escape from
Gharam Beach is the largest of Marsa Matruh’s beaches and is situated about 10 miles out of town.
Marsa Matruh has a typically dry Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cool winters.