The beaches in Hammamet could perfectly be used to represent the meaning of the Arabic word ‘hammamet’, which means ‘bathing place’. Indeed, there are no better places to lie in the sun and swim in the Mediterranean Sea like the white sand beaches on the Tunisian coast, such as Yasmine-Hammamet, Nabeul, Hergla, Sousse… Most stretches of sand in Hammamet are private beaches belonging to the beachfront hotels, and are thus very clean.
Main beaches in Hammamet
- Yasmine-Hammamet beaches: It is a wonderful resort in an upmarket resort on the coast of Hammamet, with luxury hotels and gardens with jasmines and bougainvilleas all in bloom. The long beach has flour-like sands and warm, calm, crystal-clear water, safe for kids. The area has all the mod-cons holidaymakers would expect from a top destination like this one.
- Nabeul beaches: Nabeul lies 5 minutes away from Hammamet, along spectacular sandy beaches and a turquoise blue sea. In Nabeul, the beaches are less crowded than in Hammamet, but the facilities and services are equally good. At the end of Nabeul is Cap Bon, affording breath-taking views of the entire coastline.
- Sousse beaches: Named ‘the pearl of the Sahel’, Sousse boasts some of the best sands on the Tunisian coast: long and wide tongues of bright sand, sparkling turquoise blue water with low waves, lifeguard and security patrols, water sports facilities... The beaches at Sousse are a few minutes’ drive south of Hammamet on the coast.
- Hergla beach: The town of Hergla has grown around this beautiful beach adjoining the beaches at Sousse, located a half hour’s drive south of Hammamet. Hergla’s beach is a long stretch of white sand and clean water, and has all the facilities families and couples would expect for a nice day in the sun.