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The Most Beautiful Beaches in Africa

Here we have shared the list of 10 amazing beaches in Africa that you must visit once in your life.

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You might be thinking that Africa is a place where water is significantly less, but that is not true. It is a paradise of hidden beaches that can blow your mind out. To help your search, we have gathered the top hidden beaches in Africa that you should visit once in your life.

10 Beautiful Beaches in Africa That Will Make You Believe in Paradise

1. Lamu Archipelago, Kenya Coast

The perfect instance of a historical Swahili city is Lamu town. It has an appealing factor with palm trees, dunes, no cars, and Swahili designed homes. This place doesn't have any modern-day equipment and facilities. For example, to reach from one place to another, your only option is to walk. The slow lifestyle and sheer ease of the site make it more magical. This potion of hidden island helps you to find yourself.

Time to visit: September to March

How to reach: Take a flight from Nairobi to the Manda airstrip and hire rental agencies to Lamu.

Where it is: Shela Beach, Lamu Island, North Kenya Coast

2. Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

Quirimbas is a group of coral islands in the Indian Ocean, ringed by white sand and translucent seas. This Archipelago is a part of the largest marine protected area in Africa. It has a rich biodiversity, including whales, dolphins, turtles, other sea species, elephants, lions, leopards, and hundreds of bird species. The stunning colors and mesmerizing sights are nothing less than a magical picture.

Time to visit: April to October and June to August

How to reach: You can take a flight from Johannesburg to Pemba or Dar-es-Salaam and Nairobi.

Where it is: Northern Coast of Mozambique

3. Likoma Island, Malawi

An island lying 7km from Mozambique offers sandy beaches and secluded coves. With some of the best snorkeling, diving, and other water sports that will keep you busy for almost a week. The island is covered with rocky slopes, sandy bays, and swamps include baobab and mango trees. The baobab tree is hollow and sometimes used as a storeroom. You only have to enjoy the beautiful beach destination and marvel at the colonial infrastructure.

Time to visit: May to October

How to reach: You can take a direct flight to Likoma as well as a boat.

Where it is: Lake Malawi, East Africa

4. Curralinho Beach, Boa Vista, Cape Verde

Curralinho Beach is a lovely and best place for windsurfing. It is famous as a surfer's paradise because the breeze remains constant. This beach is almost untouched by humans, and the sand is the softest. It gives you perfect chill-out vibes. Moreover, you can also go for some trekking in case you're an adventure seeker.

Time to visit: July to November

How to reach: You can take a direct flight to Boa Vista International Airport.

Where it is: Boa Vista, Cape Verde

5. Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles

The Seychelles beaches are unique, but the most amazing is Anse Source d'Argent in La Digue Island. It highlights the breathtaking scenery and picturesque beaches with shallow, clean, and turquoise water and golden sand. You can rent the kayaks and enjoy your ride in the turquoise water. These beaches also hold the title of "most photographed beach in the world."

Time to visit: May to September

How to reach: You can take a direct flight to Seychelles International Airport and reach the beach via road.

Where it is: Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles

6. Watamu Beach, Kenya coast

Watamu beach is a peaceful village located between the pristine beaches and lush tropical rainforest on Kenya's coast. This place is known as the haven of peace and tranquility because it is a unique, relaxed, and laid back way of life village. This beach is a hidden gem at high tide with a fantastic Watamu Marine National Park. You will also see dolphins playing while you surf in the water.

Time to visit: July through October

How to reach: You can take a direct flight to Mombasa or Nairobi and then travel via road.

Where it is: Indian Ocean coast of Kenya

7. Mafia Beaches, Tanzania

The Mafia archipelago lies in the south of Zanzibar. It is an untouched eco-friendly beach, hidden in Tanzania, providing the perfect back-drop for ultimate relaxation. There is an isolated sandbar beach which is breathtaking. There are many coral reefs, wildlife such as whales, sharks, and sea turtles.

Time to visit: July to October

How to reach: You can take a flight from Dar es Salaam or a ferry.

Where it is: Mafia Island, Tanzania

8. Seaforth Beach, Cape Town

Seaforth beach in Cape Town is a small pretty beach with mild water. It is also known as the home of Jackass Penguins. You will spot penguins playing with the waves and baking on the rocks. It's an excellent beach for kids. It is a narrow and sandy beach located in Simon's Town in Western Cape. There are local hotels, restaurants, and other accommodation options to choose from. 

Time to visit: July to December

How to reach: You can reach to Seaforth Beach by Train or Bus.

Where it is: Simon's Town, Western Cape, Cape Town

9. Noetzie Beach, Knysna

Noetzie is situated just outside the Knysna endpoint. It is a small and pristine cove. It is an annual holiday site for all the locals and a top attraction place for tourists. When visiting the beach, you will see a rare African Black oystercatcher home. The sunset is fantastic and surrounded by Mother Nature.

Time to visit: August to Mid-October

How to reach: You can take a departing flight from Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Where it is: Noetzie Beach, Knysna, Garden Route

10. Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be is an island off Madagascar on the northwestern coast. The island itself is surrounded by other beautiful and pristine beaches that offer various paradisiac beaches and activities. The air smells sweet, heavy, and fruity floral scent. Despite many visitors, the island still looks more charming and worth visiting. You can opt for scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, and learn some ancient culture.

Time to visit: Mid-May to October

How to reach: You can fly to Fascene Airport.

Where it is: Northwestern Shore of Madagascar


So, take out your sunscreens and pack your bags to visit Africa's diverse beaches that are more than worthy of a visit. Half of the continents are located on the coastal line gives you the best beach opportunities abound.

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