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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