Discover the hot beach-lounging along Alexandria's Mediterranean coastline. There are many private beaches sprawled across Egypt's second largest coastal city Alexandria called “The Pearl of the Mediterranean.” European travellers traditionally overlook them though Alexandria has a multitude of beaches to choose from both within the city and further a field along the west coast. On the other hand, this beach area is popular for Egyptians who flock en masse to Alexandria to escape the simmering summer heat.
Check out the beaches and resorts of great quality with all the needed tourist facilities. Try Stanley Beach inside Alexandria or further east to Montazah Beach, Maarmoura, the small fishing village of Abu Qir, or the coastal village of El Alamein Egypt. Mersa Matrouh is popular for its long white sand beach great for swimming and natural bay or check out the secluded beach of Sidi Abd al Rahman with its villas. The occasionally ferocious Mediterranean breeze means that the weather is often too chilly and the sea too choppy for serious enjoyment outside of the summer months. Winter, in general, is a low season because the temperatures are relatively cool and the wind picks up.