Africa is home to at least 30,500 kilometres of coastline which means it comes with an innumerable array of spectacular beaches. If you, like me, are a beach lover, choosing a beach vacation spot can sometimes be a daunting task with all the beaches out there in the world. For most people, the first place that comes to mind for beach vacations is the Caribbean. But how about considering a fresh scenery? Why not think: African beaches!
From the North to the South, I’ve done good research and based on guest reviews and feedback, I’ve curated some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa!
These African beaches should be at the top of your next vacation list because, why not? No, seriously, these beaches will make you not want to go back home.
Here are 5 of the most beautiful beaches in Africa…
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
This is a sheltered town on the edge of the desert offering some of the best beach fronts, diving trips and all the amenities of some of the most upscale resorts in Egypt. The best part is that you get to have a view of the Red Sea.
Cap Skirring, Senegal
The beaches here are usually empty and have a way of making you feel like you’ve landed in a deserted paradise, albeit one with luxury amenities. The calm aquamarine waters can be enjoyed on kayak or sailboat. If you love fishing, then you can easily find a fishing guide and boat.
Nungwi beach, Tanzania
This is one of the most beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. Formerly a simple fishing village, it has now become a popular holiday destination. It is located on the northern tip of the island. There is no coral on the beach and the shallow sea makes this place an ideal place for swimming.
Banana beach, São Tomé and Príncipe
This is the country’s most famous beach – perfect for swimming, with white sand curving in a banana shape around turquoise waters – hence its name. Banana beach, the jewel of the region, has no beach resorts and is mostly untouched. The only settlement is a small fishing village 10 minutes away and there are a good number of hotels not too far awat from this jewel.
Paternoster beach, South Africa
The laid-back fishing village boasts of one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in all of South Africa. The beauty of the beach lies in its white sands, spectacular sunsets, stunning west coast vegetation, charming fishing boats and friendly residents.
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