Mersa Matruh Travel Guide

General Information About Mersa Matruh

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and escape to the most tranquil beach holiday destination of your dreams. Melt down all the stress and pressure, and take a pleasant walk along one of the world’s most wonderful beaches  that combine beauty and magic. Mersa Matruh is the ideal location to discover numerous peaceful beaches  and coves. Its pristine shoreline extends 7km and is covered with eloquent, white, soft sand, and calm transparent waters. Beaches  aren’t the only thing that marks this city’s distinction, as it features many unusual pleasures from various attractions to very enthralling sightseeing tours  and desert excursions .

Marsa Matruh, has always been worth stopping for, as Alexander the Great put his historical expedition to a halt, to pay tribute and sacrifice to the God Amun in order to ensure that his rule would be a historical continuation of the Pharos.

The Mediterranean Riviera or the White Med as some may call it, namely Mersa has always been a popular summer resort since the ancient times. The harbor provided a base for Cleopatra's  fleet during the conflict with Augustus; and remains of ancient quays, traces of settlement and the ruins of an Early Christian church have been brought to light.

The beach tends to get pretty busy during the summer, so if you want escape the crowds it’s best to head out of the city. Just a half-hour drive away, Almaza Bay offers clear waters, ivory sands and plenty of secluded spots. The whole place is fairly quiet, with just a few hotels lining its shores, so it’s a great relaxation spot. It’s also the destination that you don’t need to step out from as it offers its private beach, a shopping complex, a water park, a spa and a golf course is in the making amongst a plethora of recreational activities.

When you are there, don’t let relaxation keep you from being introduced to one of the most historically and strategically significant cities in Egypt. One of the sights that are worth seeing is the ruins of a temple that dates back to the time of Ramses II  in 1200 B.C., in addition to remains of the naval installations of the Egyptian Fleet Anchorage that was built during the reign of Ptolemy.

Christianity gained a foothold in Marsa Matruh very early; as there is a Coptic Chapel that contains several caves bearing inscriptions dating back to the early Coptic Era. Another site to see is German General Rommel’s hideout , a cave he used to plan for military operations during the World War II. It was converted to a military museum for visitors to acquire information about Rommel and his rule.

Mersa Matruh Beaches

Agiba Beach
It is the crown of Marsa Matruh’s beaches, despite its relatively short span of about 30-40 meters. It enjoys perfectly clean sand and lovely warm temperatures. It is set between high protecting cliffs, behind which the sun often prematurely sets, creating a beautiful light show to compliment the relaxing atmosphere of the nice sea side.

Cleopatra's beach
If sunbathing is what you're looking for, then Cleopatra's beach is a fine place to do so. Visually stunning, this beach seems to be the most beautiful looking of all Egyptian beaches, because of the variety of rock interruptions and formations it enjoys.

El Gharam beach
It is the largest of Marsa Matruh's beaches. Despite being 17 kilometers out of town, it actually faces the town, occupying the last stretch of land around the lagoon before it opens up to the great sea. It is famed for its silvery sand and calm, shallow water.

Al Abyad Beach
It was named after its white sandy beaches, and no beach in Mersa Matruh can surpass its beauty.

Rommel Beach 
Is more popular than any other beach in Mersa Matruh. This place is named after the German Field Marshal Rommel during World War II when the Germans reached Egypt and where he hid to set strategies and war plans against the British troops who occupied Egypt at that time.

Beau Site Beach
With shallow stunning turquoise water stretching deep into the gentle waves, this beach is as still and gentle as a lake making it a perfect safe spot for children to swim and play on shores.

Shatek El-Gharam 
Shatek El Gharam (Lovers’ Beach) is famous for the ruins of the Greco-Roman Palace. On the cultural level, the fame of this beach goes back to the first half of the 20th century when Laila Murad, a renowned Egyptian singer, filmed one of her movies there.

Ras El-Hikma 
It is the official camping site in Mersa Matruh which enjoys a variety of beautiful beaches. It is located 48km east Mersa Matruh. Ras El- Hikma is more of a Bedouin-style town situated on a land mass that juts out into the Mediterranean.

Sightseeing Tours

If you feel a bit adventurous, then all you have to do is grab your camera and choose an ancient story to relive. If you’re obsessed with the glory of the Pharos, then you have to take a day tour to Cairo , where you can visit the Egyptian Museum , Giza Pyramids & Sphinx , in addition to Citadel of Salah El Din . If you are interested in exploring the ancient Greek and Roman in heritage then Alexandria is the perfect choice. You can visit Bibliotheca , Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, and El Montazah Gardens . If the controversial queen Cleopatra and her stormy relationship resembles a mystery for you, then go resolve it during a day tour to Siwa . In Siwa you can visit Cleopatra's spring , Mountain of the Dead, Oracle Temple , Fatnas Island & Shali Village . If you want to trace back the history of Word War II, then go visit the battlefield Cemetery & Military Museum  in Alamein.

 

Jaz Almaza Beach Almaza Bay, Egypt

Jaz Almaza Beach Resort nestles on the Mediterranean Sea, just 38 km east of Mersa Matruh on the northern coast of Egypt.

Jaz Crystal Resort Almaza Bay, Egypt

Jaz Crystal Resort is Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises second major development in Almaza Bay, opened only as recently as May 2009.

Jaz Oriental Resort Almaza Bay, Egypt

Jaz Oriental Resort is another major new development in Almaza Bay on Egypt’s north Mediterranean coast, alongside the recently launched Jaz Crystal Resort and the Jaz Almaza Beach Resort.

Almazino Almaza Bay, Egypt

Almazino Hotel signifies the perfect blend of comfort and style; being located in Almaza Bay on Egypt’s north Mediterranean coast, only a walking distance from one of the most fascinating...

Jaz Oriental Club Almaza Bay, Egypt

Jaz Oriental Club is located on a beautifully landscaped 23,000m2 piece of land in Mersa Matruh, to become one of the most beautiful Egyptian resorts.

Mersa Matruh Tours

Mersa Matruh Attractions

Mersa Matruh Holidays

An Alexander the Great Tour - 7 Nights Cairo, Alexandria, Mersa Matruh, Bahariya Oasis

8 Days / 7 Nights

An expedition in search of excitement; start off the fun from Cairo, to Alexandria, to the Sahara. Adventurous mornings, with lots to see and discover, followed by glittering stars at night.

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North Coast of Egypt - 7 Nights Cairo, Alexandria, Mersa Matruh, Siwa

8 Days / 7 Nights

Experience the North Coast of Egypt in an exciting road trip from Cairo to Alexandria, passing by Alamein to Marsa Matruh to Siwa and more.

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Mini Safari - 2 Nights Cairo, Mersa Matruh, Siwa

3 Days / 2 Nights

Three days of excavating the Egyptian Sahara, in a fun and professionally equipped safari.

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Scuba Diving in Mersa Matruh, the Red Sea

Shopping and Leisure in

Nightlife

Pacha

Pacha is situated in the of Naama bay , and is the premier party place in Sharm El Sheikh that embodies the essence of the Pacha spirit with a twist of mystical Arabia added for pure indulgence.

Little Buddha

Little Buddha is located in the heart of Naama Bay , and being one of the hottest venues in Sharm El Sheikh, it provides its clientele with the finest dining experience, an eclectic atmosphere, sublime surroundings, and the latest sounds from around the globe.

Hard Rock Cafe

When in Egypt, knock the Sinai sand from your sandals and settle into the Hard Rock Cafe Sharm El Sheikh for a tall cool drink to quench your parched throat. The restaurant's huge guitar and sky dome act as an oasis beckoning every desert denizen to a good time. It provides a fascinating atmosphere and mouthwatering dishes.

Camel Bar

It is a two-storey restaurant/bar that offers both indoor and outdoor areas. The lower floor is an ideal venue for those willing to indulge in a drink along with lively music, while the top floor overlooks Naama Bay and offers a more relaxing atmosphere with number of sumptuous international dishes and shisha.