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South Africa, Cape Town, Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach is a beach with penguins being the only one in Cape Town, South Africa. The colony arose in 1982 only, but now it has several t… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (1447 votes)
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Royal Beach, north, water edge
Royal Beach is a coastline between the beaches of Nungwi and Kendwa in the northwest of Zanzibar island, Tanzania. This is the only place o… / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (175 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zanzibar island, Nungwi beach, rocks
Nungwi - the best beach in Zanzibar. Located in the north of the island. Unlike most of other beaches in Zanzibar there is no problem … / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (2296 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Bazaruto Island, Pestana beach
Bazaruto is the largest island in Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique. There are many excellent beaches and sand dunes, you can walk, rid… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (981 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Quirimbas, Matemo island, hotel beach
Matemo is an island with the best beaches in the archipelago of Quirimbas in Mozambique. The island is large enough with a variety of … / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (383 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sao Tome, Micondo beach
Micondo is the best beach in Sao Tome island. This is a wild bay with outstanding beautiful views. Swimming is also good - with smooth … / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (6 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madagascar, Nosy Be beach, Andilana Resort, aerial view
Nosy Be - the most popular tourist island in the Madagascar. There are very good beaches and the most developed tourist infrastructure … / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (976 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Bazaruto, Benguerra island, white sand
Benguerra is the second largest island in the Bazaruto archipelago. The beaches are almost perfect, but generally the same as in the nebo… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (146 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Ushongo beach
Ushongo is an excellent beach in the north of mainland Tanzania. It is almost as beautiful as Zanzibar, while prices are much cheaper, … / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (399 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Pwani Mchangani beach, palms
Pwani Mchangani is a beach in the northeast of Zanzibar island, Tanzania. Coastline is very nice and cozy - especially in front of good resorts… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (301 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zanzibar island, Kendwa beach, locals
Kendwa - one of the best beaches in Zanzibar island. This popular beach is beautiful and has no defects. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (1075 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Jambiani beach
Jambiani is a great beach in the southeast of Zanzibar island. This is quite a typical beach for the island - with strong tides, seaweed… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (531 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sao Tome and Principe, Principe island, Bom Bom beach, palm trees
Bom Bom - the best beach in the island of Principe in Africa. Shore belongs to the hotel of the same name. Palm trees bay form a perfec… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (189 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Michamvi beach, water edge
Michamvi is a beach on the east coast of Chwaka Bay in Zanzibar island, Tanzania. This place is somewhat unique. This is the east of the… / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (1417 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Lamu island, Shela fort
Lamu is an old town in Kenya featured in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It has iconic attractions, as well as the beach with dunes … / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (234 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Quirimbas, Vamizi island, beach
Vamizi is a private island in Quirimbas archipelago in Mozambique. The island is large enough with many good beaches. There are also a… / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (240 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gabon, La Pointe Denis beach, aerial view
La Pointe Denis is a popular beach near Libreville, Gabon. It is also known as Pongara National Park. You can get here only by boat from Librev… / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (141 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kilimajuu beach, south, view from water
Kilimajuu is a secluded beach in the east of Zanzibar island, - not far from Mnemba islet famous for its outstanding snorkeling. The sea … / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (127 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madagascar, Ile Sainte Marie beach, white sand
Ile Sainte Marie is the second popular beach destination in Madagascar. It is also good here as in Nosy Be, but without crowds. However, keep in… / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (351 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Kigamboni beach, tiki huts
Kigamboni is a popular beach in the southern suburbs of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In reality, it is a long coastline including areas of Ma… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (1400 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uroa beach, aerial view
Uroa is a beach on the east coast of Zanzibar island, Tanzania. This is an ordinary Zanzibar beach being good enough by the island's… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (386 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gabon, Tropicana beach, locals
Tropicana is a great local beach near Libreville international airport, Gabon. There are a lot of picturesque palms, entry into the water… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (38 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Angola, Luanda, Mussulo beach
Mussulo is a popular beach near Luanda, Angola. This is a barrier island (in fact a peninsula 30 km long) with diverse and beautiful co… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (752 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Quirimbas, Medjumbe island, boat
Medjumbe is a a small private island in Quirimbas archipelago in Mozambique. As for the advantages we may note long sandspit stretching … / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (296 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Mombasa, Shanzu beach
Shanzu is one of the best beaches in Mombasa, Kenya. As everywhere around, there is a problem of strong low tide, but sea bottom is sa… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (447 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morocco, Dakhla beach
Dakhla is an iconic kite beach in the Western Sahara - de facto the south of Morocco. It's not as comfortable as similar Sotavento bea… / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (657 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sao Tome, Sete Ondas beach
Sete Ondas is a beach in the east of Sao Tome island. The beach is almost wild and very beautiful. However, there is a bar with some ameni… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (5 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kigomani beach, palms
Kigomani is a beach in the northeast of Zanzibar island, Tanzania. The killer feature of this place is its proximity to Mnemba island (b… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (599 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Angola, Benguela, Baia Azul beach
Baia Azul is a good beach in the suburbs of Benguela, Angola. In fact, this is just a south (and more quiet) of the urban beach of Morena… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (222 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sao Tome, Santana beach
Santana is a beach in the east of Sao Tome island. There is a wild tropical forest around. It is beautiful. But on the other hand, it i… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (9 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Diani Beach
Diani Beach is a popular beach to the south of Mombasa in Kenya. The beach is very long and rather heterogeneous. While there are palms and… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (975 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Kilifi, Bofa beach, aerial
Kilifi is an excellent beach in Kenya, located far away from the crowds. Kilifi creek offers many places for a secluded beach holiday.… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (180 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Manda Bay Resort, beach
Manda is an island near Lamu in Kenya. For most tourists this is just a place where Lamu airport is located. However, there are good … / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (304 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zanzibar island, Paje beach, white sand
Paje - beach in Zanzibar island. As everywhere in the east coast beach is not suitable for swimming at a low tide. However this plac… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (3319 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Pingwe beach, white sand
Pingwe is a beach on the east coast of Zanzibar island in Tanzania. There is fine white sand ashore, as well as trees and palms. Of co… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (747 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comoros, Grande Comore (Ngazidja), Mitsamiouli beach
Mitsamiouli - is the best beach in Grand Comore island. In fact, it is rather a group of small bays, which makes it possible to find a secl… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (370 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Quirimba island, beach, children
Quirimba is an island in the archipelago of Quirimbas in Mozambique. It is inhabited by some locals, so don't expect that privacy as on … / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (84 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equatorial Guinea, Playa La Ferme beach, view to north
Playa La Ferme is a private beach club located to the south of Bata city in Equatorial Guinea. It has a great restaurant, a swimming pool, sun… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (57 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Sunshine beach, boats to Mnemba
Sunshine is a beach located right in front of Mnemba islet - in the northeast of Zanzibar island, Tanzania. It is also known as Muyuni -… / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (60 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Mbudya island
Mbudya is an island near Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The beach is beautiful with clear water and without any trash. There are a lot of … / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (471 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gabon, Port-Gentil beach, white sand
Port-Gentil is a popular beach resort destination in the northwest of Gabon. Please note, that no one swims in the open waters of Atlantic … / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (76 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Mombasa, Nyali beach
Nyali is an upscale suburb of Mombasa with great beach. During the low tide sea water goes far away making the swimming impossible. B… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (288 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Watamu beach
Watamu is a popular beach resort area in Kenya. This is an extremely diverse place. There is Mida Creek, a lot of bays, sandbanks, roc… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (350 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mnemba island, aerial view
Mnemba is a small private island near the coast of Zanzibar in Tanzania. Despite of some rewards, the beach is rather mediocre, even b… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (2158 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melia Zanzibar beach, pool, aerial
Melia Zanzibar is a beach of an iconic resort in the east of Zanzibar island, Tanzania. While everything is clear with the hotel, the beach it… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (51 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Coco beach
Coco beach (Oyster Bay) is the central beach in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Sea water is dirty, and it becomes very shallow during the low ti… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (516 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Mambrui beach, Angel's Bay Resort
Mambrui is a beach in Kenya, famous as a great spot for kitesurfing. There are also a lot of sand dunes, which can be rarely met in the… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (153 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenya, Takaungu beach
Takaungu is a coastal village in Kenya. The ocean beach is rather typical for this region - with white sand and shallow water during the… / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (67 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Bazaruto, Magaruque island, sand
Magaruque is a small private island in the Bazaruto archipelago in Mozambique. There is a great snorkelling near the island, but beaches … / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (358 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Maputo, Macaneta beach
Macaneta is a popular beach in the north of Maputo, Mozambique. This is a scenic wild coast with sand dunes - with the exception of few … / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (566 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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