Agiba means ‘miracle’ in Arabic, and Agiba Beach, about 24km west of Marsa Matruh. It is a small, spectacular cove, accessible only via a path leading down from the clifftop. The water here is a dazzling clear turquoise. It’s packed in summer and near empty the rest of the year.
About 1km to 2km east of the hilltop above Agiba, there's a long expanse of accessible beach with fine sand and deep blue water, which is far less crowded than the cove. Confusingly, this stretch of shore is also known as Agiba Beach.