Sidi Ali El Mekki

Yesterday was one hot day.
We woke up relatively early (for a weekend) and we went out for a couple of errands, and by the time we were home we were dying from the heat.

Only one solution to that: The Sea.

So, we threw our swimwear on and headed off to the beach.

Living in Tunis, the closest beaches are: La Marsa, Gammarth, La Goulette, Rawad, Sidi Bou Said and Carthage.
But I personally don’t like swimming in any of those places for various reasons.

My favourite beaches are scattered around the north of Tunisia in the Governorate of Bizerte (My home city).
Beaches there are clean, water is crystal clear and cold, sand is pure and not too many people.
My favourite place among all those is: La Grotte in Bizerte’s Corniche region.

Anyway, being in a rush yesterday, we chose to go to the closest one of those great beaches, and that is the beach of Sidi Ali El Mekki.
Sidi Ali El Mekki is next to a city called Ghar El Melh which is around 50Kms north of Tunis.
I discovered this place 2 years ago when I went there with some friends from work.

It’s a really cool place where the mountain meets the sea. The scenery is great, the water is cold and clear, the beach is clean, and it’s a delight swimming there.

We had a great time.
Man do I envy the fish.

Just laying there floating on the cool water with nature surrounding you not only relaxes your body, it also relaxes your mind and soul, taking away all the stress of everyday life and putting your mind at ease.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

3 thoughts on “Sidi Ali El Mekki”

  1. That was amazing 🙂 It was unplanned, not that long nor that short, it was simply perfect, plus you got yourself a nice tan 😉

  2. I came across your very cool website in researching info on Tunisia for a book I’m writing. Just trying to trigger some lost or misplaced memories of when I lived in Tunisia in early ’90s. Ahhhhhhhhh Sidi Bou Said, one of my favorite places in Tunisia along with El Kef in Atlas Mountains. Going over your blog has helped get some of those rusty wheels going. I’ll be visiting again soon. Thanks and I hope I don’t ever hear this new genre of Arabic music you speak of in different part of your blog.

  3. Well, I’m happy my blog and I were of some help to you 🙂

    So, what’s the book you’re writing about?
    I’m really interested in knowing more about it.

    So you’re visiting Tunisia again soon?
    That’s nice 🙂
    A lot of things have changed since the early 90’s and some other things have remained the same.
    I hope you enjoy your visit 🙂

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