Cleopatra’s Bath, where the legendary queen hid from the eyes

Added on Jul 12, 2018

Marsa Matrouh is the most beautiful Mediterranean city in Egypt. The city has always been special. One can still remember, several decades ago, when we would visit the city with family, rent a government chalet that was quite convenient at the time, and spend the day at a different beach each day as Marsa Matrouh is quite famous for its various beaches. 

Marsa Matruh is a major tourist resort and serves as a getaway resort for Europeans as well as Cairenes. It is served by Matruh Airport. The city features soft white sand beaches and calm transparent waters; the bay is protected from the high seas by a series of rocks forming a natural breakwater.

Apparently Marsa Matrouh has the historical side covered with so many tourist attractions you could spend weeks before you finish, but today we have only one gem in particular from Matrouh.

Queen Cleopatra had a palace there that overlooked her basins, known today as Cleopatra Beach. The sky is bright blue, the sand bright white, the sea perfect, and there's not a soul on the beach. Believed to be the bathing place of Cleopatra and Marcus Antonius; Cleopatra Beach sits about a 14km drive north-west of Marsa Matrouh around the bay’s thin tentacle of land. The sea here is an exquisite turquoise hue, and the rock formations are worth a look.

Heading to Cleopatra’s Bath, a natural pool where legend has imagined the queen and Mark Antony enjoying a dip, but you can't actually swim because of the waves and rocks just offshore. The sea at Cleopatra Beach can be quite rough, so it is a popular spot for water sports.

Cleopatra's beach is both the most beautiful of Marsa Matrouh, perhaps all of Egypt.