The Emerald Coast and the Turquoise Coast are just a short distance from the capital.
Welcome to paradise
We have to admit: the inner city beaches in Algiers do need a bit of work and you even have to pay to go on some of them. However, the solution to this is simple as the capital is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. What’s more, getting to them is no problem at all as it takes under an hour by car, which is ideal for a day trip. To the east of the city you'll find the famous Emerald Coast, one of the country's flagship resorts thanks to its luxury accommodation and range of water sports on offer, such as diving or sailing; to the west, you'll find the Turquoise Coast, with crystal clear water and large holiday and leisure complexes, making it ideal for a family day out. A little further away, but just as good, are the beaches of Tipasa, around 70 kilometres away. You'll be spoilt for choice!