Best Beaches in Africa

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Looking for the best beaches in Africa?
Sun, sand and water…the three elements that make the perfect holiday. That said, if you are looking to spend your well-earned vacation under Africa’s sun here are the best beaches in Africa in no particular order.

Best Beaches in Africa

1. Diani Beach -Kenya

Diani beach is located on the south coast in kwale county. The pristine beach is kept clean and free of see weed by the coral reef on the off shores. As a matter of fact, the Kenyan coastal gem was recently voted by TripAdvisor as the 7th best beach in Africa.

Some of the fun activities that are found here include: snorkeling and deep-sea fishing and kite-surfing.

Diani Beach has different hotels and facilities where travelers can stay which include :Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort, Baobab Beach Resort and Spa and Afrika Pearl & Spa.

Best Beaches in Africa

A sunny day at Diani Beach

2. Watamu Beach- Kenya

Watamu Beach is located roughly 105 km North of Mombasa and 15 km south of Malindi on Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is the most popular destination in kilifi county.

Some of the activities at Watamu Beach include visiting the Marine Park which has the best snorkelling and deep-sea diving and one can take a walk and explore the Gede Ruins.

Visitors to Watamu beach can stay at the Hemingways Watamu Resort among many other fantastic hotels.

3. Nungwi-Zanzibar

Nungwi beach makes it to the list of the best beaches in Africa.The Zanzibar beach is the perfect place for a honeymoon and off course for all other kind of visits.

Here, in the most enchanting beach, travellers can spend endless time swimming in the clear blue waters and walking on the white sandy beaches not to mention busking under the sun watching the sunset.

Other popular activities that travellers can partake in include: Scuba dive, sunset cruise on a dhow down to Kendwa and back, visiting the Mnarani Aquarium/Sea Turtle Conservation area

Travellers can find variety of accommodation at Nungwi beach which include: DoubleTree Resort, The Z Hotel, Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa.

Best Beaches in Africa

Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar

4. Marsa Alam Beach – Egypt

Marsa Alam Beach is found in Egypt and is 60 km south of Marsa Alam town. The crystal clear white sand beach has even been described as the Egyptian Maldives by some travellers which is why touring this Red sea paradise should be in everyone’s bucket list.
Here are some of the best hotels at Marsa Alam.

5. Belle Mare-Mauritius

Belle Mare Beach is located on the East Coast of Mauritius near Mahebourg town. The long beach is surrounded by exotic nature and turquoise clear sea and large trees. The beach is considered to be the most beautiful beach in Mauritius.

Ideal activities on this beach includes swimming and getting involved in diving sessions. Belle Mare beach also has the best golf course on the island.

While at the beach some of the best place to stay are; the Residence Mauritius, Beau Rivage Hotel & Villas, Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

There you go, these are just but a few of the best beaches in Africa. Let us know some of your best beaches.


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