The Best Beaches In Africa
1. Tadjourah – Djibouti
2. Cape Vidal, KwaZulu-Natal – South Africa
3. Swakopmund Beach – Namibia
4. Nungwi Beach – Zanzibar
5. Indigo Bay Mozambique
6. Hammamet – Tunisia
7. Banjul – Gambia
Sitting at the mouth of the stunning River Gambia, Banjul offers the African city break experience within easy reach of some of the beautiful beach resorts boasted by the Gambian coast.
Fantastic beaches where you can chill out on the sand or swim the Atlantic or chill with a cocktail knowing you have other beauties like Gunjur, Sanyang, and Kartong Beaches only a short ride away. Where to stay in Banjul.
8. Beyin Beach – Ghana
Ghana as a country is peaceful and its people warm and friendly, possibly to do with the fact that Ghana boasts one of the worlds best beaches. Beyin Beach is among the best beaches in West Africa.
Tall soaring palm trees line the beaches perfect for people watching or lounging. You can also mingle with the locals as this beach is frequented by local fishermen who pull in larger than life nets for the daily catch. Where to stay in Ghana.
9. Banana Beach – Sao Tome
10. Boa Vista – Cape Verde
11. Abidjan – Ivory Coast
12. Sierra Leone
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13. Diani Beach – Kenya
14. Casamance – Senegal
15. Trou aux Biches – Mauritius
16. Likoma Island Beach – Malawi
17. Mahé Island – Seychelles
18. Ifalty – Madagascar
Where in the world can you combine sunbathing with whale watching without having to lift a finger or the hustle of getting on a boat? Here that’s where! If you’ve always longed to relax on a white stretch of beach where shade is provided by lazy palm trees, not striped umbrellas, Ifaty, on the southwest coast of Madagascar, could be your answer. Flanked by a coral reef, which you can explore with goggles and a snorkel or on the surface from a colorful dugout canoe.
19. Coco Beach – Kribi – Cameroon
20. Calabar – Nigeria
When most people think of Nigeria, I doubt the pictures of stunning beaches are coupled with those thoughts of 419s. Well, think again! Tucked into Nigeria’s southeastern corner, the capital of Cross River state has a rich history and is well worth a trip. The Calabar Beach is located at the mouth of the Calabar River.
Visitors will feel like they’re walking into a mirage. Calabar occupies five kilometers of space on the coastline, giving the illusion of total privacy.Very few locals actually go to the beach except for the fishermen. It is not uncommon to see a fishing hut on the beach. Visitors come for the serenity to be found on the beach.
The Blue Lagoon on the beach provides more gentle water for weaker swimmers. The climate in the area is tropical so there is high humidity, which in turn heats the water. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant, relaxing swim. They are encouraged to try and explore the shoreline through the water instead of walking. The view from the swim is memorable and will not be forgotten anytime soon.
Swimmers can go snorkeling by the coral reefs and see the fabulous aquatic life. Originally a cluster of Efik settlements, Calabar was once one of Nigeria’s biggest slave ports, and later a major exporter of palm oil. A popular stopover for travelers heading to Cameroon. For places to stay in Calabar check out this list of hotel options.
21. Cliffton 4th Beach – Cape Town – South Africa
While there are plenty of things to do in Cape Town beyond the beaches, there are many beautiful and popular beaches to check out. Among the 13 best beaches in Cape Town are Silwerstroomstrand, Clifton 4th, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Mnandi Beach, Strandfontein Beach, Bikini, Muizenberg Beach, and Fish Hoek. Clifton 4th Beach is a blue flag beach and one of South Africa’s most popular and sought-after beaches. South African game parks are among the most visited in Africa but many also visit for the beaches. Visited by stars and the famous, 4th beach at Clifton is the in-scene. One of a series of small coves, 4th beach is on the Atlantic Ocean side of Cape Town. With all the beautiful beaches to check out in Cape Town make sure you venture off to the many cool day trips from Cape Town.