Weather Averages for Hammamet in June
Averages for Hammamet in June
June is the beginning of summer in Hammamet and the temperatures suddenly soar. The weather suddenly gets far hotter than in preceding months, with hours of sunshine each day and mainly dry weather.
Summer in Hammamet can mean an occasional thunderstorm, so the weather can be hot and humid, making for a sauna like climate.
The average daily temperature in Hammamet is 27°C (80°F) and this can reach highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C.
The average temperature of the sea at this time of the year is 22°C (70°F).
There is on average 10 mm over 3 days of rainfall seen throughout this month.
Hammamet sees on average 13 hours of sunshine each day throughout this month.
Dates for the diary
"What Da 'FEST" is a popular electronic music festival bringing together some of the best Tunisian talents for a period of two fun-filled days. The location? Buddha Beach.
Things to do
There are plenty of water sports to be done in the area, with water skiing, jet skiing and parasailing just a few of the activities you can try out. With the weather this hot, a dip in the sea may be just what you need.
Alternatively, a camel ride along the beach is another popular activity to try while on holiday and is bound to be a unique and memorable experience to try out while you are in Hammamet.
Enjoy a camel ride along the beach in Hammamet.
Don’t let the name fool you; Carthageland Hammamet is anything but ancient. This historically named area is actually an amusement and water park. The park is themed after the ancient empire of Carthage, which is a few hours’ drive away from Hammamet. There are several roller coasters and water rides throughout the park and they will have many of the same height and weight restrictions that parks in Europe do. Carthageland can be a fun afternoon for the children but if they are still quite small, they will not be allowed to ride on any of the features in the park. If you have any concerns about the restrictions, your hotel can assure you of what they are before you buy tickets or make the trek.
Carthageland Hammamet. Anything but ancient.
Hit the beach
With the beautiful weather in Hammamet, June is the perfect time to hit the beach. With miles upon miles of golden sand, there will be plenty of space for your beach towel. If you want to spend your holiday lazing in the sunshine on beautiful, golden sand then Hammamet is the place to be.
The obvious beach choice when you’re travelling to the area is Hammamet Beach. This long stretch of shoreline is readily accessible by many of the popular hotels in town. Most of these hotels have private areas on the beach reserved only for their guests but there are public areas as well, so lay your beach towel down and mark your spot. So, if you’re staying in a budget hotel that doesn’t have beachfront access, don’t worry; there are still parts of Hammamet Beach that you can enjoy without any hassle or fees.
Hammamet Beach has fine golden sand and warm, shallow waters. It’s a great beach to bring children, as it’s clean and safe. During the busy season from May to October, there is often a lifeguard on duty, so you can sit back and relax with peace of mind. The beachside hotels will often have parasols and lounge chairs set up for their guests for free or a small charge, and many businesses will rent these amenities to customers on the private stretch of beach. Although thanks to the beach’s soft sand, a beach towel will definitely suffice. Depending on where you are on Hammamet Beach, there are water sports and other activities to enjoy. There is sailing, horse riding, volleyball and parasailing on different stretches for active types. The beach is within a short walking distance from Hammamet itself so there is plenty of vendors walking on the beach, if you want to be left alone, just politely – but firmly – say no thank you.
Where to eat & drink
La Bella Marina Restaurant is a small eatery that specialises in Tunisian cuisine. Open from the early morning into the late evening, breakfast through dinner is available. La Bella Marina is located quite far from the majority of hotels in Hammamet, so it is advised to take a cab arranged through your hotel. You can sit inside or outside in this restaurant as long as the weather obliges. As its name suggests, La Bella Marina restaurant specialises in seafood fished from the Mediterranean Sea with local spices and techniques.
Time Out Restaurant is extremely popular is a great eatery with a varied, affordable menu. Open from the early morning into the late night, you can get anything from breakfast to dinner at this small restaurant. Time Out has a menu that has a wide range of options from Tunisian classics to meals influence by many other cuisines. If you’re looking to explore local culture and others, Time Out is an opportunity to immerse yourself while on holiday. Best of all, the owners of Time Out speak English fluently so you’re bound to get great service without any language barrier.
If you’re in the mood for dancing, the Latino Hammamet is a popular nightclub. The Latino plays a wide range of music but primarily focuses on Latin dance music and with the balmy nighttime weather in Tunisia; you’ll feel like you’re in the Caribbean or Central America. The club does have a dress code so be prepared to pack heels or a smart shirt.
NOTE While Hammamet is a resort town that caters to tourists, it is still important to remember that modesty and traditional values are prevalent among locals. If going out at night, erring on the side of modesty in terms of what you’re wearing is recommended. Hammamet is by no means dangerous for tourists but use your common sense and stay safe.
Where to stay
The Vincci Flora Park is an intimate budget hotel that is in a part of Hammamet that is less dominated by tourists but still within walking distance of the beach. There is a small spa and a large restaurant located within the hotel so there are ample activities to plan if you want to spend a day inside unwinding. The restaurant serves local and Mediterranean favourites but will cater to individual tastes and intolerances.
The Iberostar Chich Khan is slightly smaller than its counterpart but just as family-friendly. Both of the resorts sit on a private stretch of beach and have a large series of pools. The children-friendly entertainment is not as highly rated at the Chich Khan but it will not disappoint. The décor of each hotel varies slightly. The Iberostar Chich Khan has more traditional Tunisian or Moorish style where the Belisaire is more Western in design. For photos that show off that you were in Hammamet, the Chich Khan may be the more appealing choice.
Vincci Flora Park. Photo courtesy of Muslim World.
June events in Hammamet
Yasmine Hammamet Festival
12th June 2015
The Yasmine Hammamet Festival is one of the most awaited and well-attended festivals in the tourism calendar of Tunisia. Arabian art will be displayed across the town. Arabic artists, musicians, and writers will showcase their talents and crafts in this yearly festival.