With its coastlines washed by the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean the African continent offers some of the warmest beaches with the most beautiful coral reefs and marine life. So if you are thinking about places to go for your next vacation, visit one of these beaches in Africa.
Elmina Beach, Ghana
If you are a lover of architecture, history, and beaches then traveling to Elmina Beach in Ghana will be an out of the body experience. The beach lies at the end of the town of Elmina. The Elmina Castle and other buildings that tell the stories of yesteryears line the beach. Play around the in the surf before trekking sand in the castle and fort to explore its tragic history. Feel the sun beating down on you, smell the salty air of the beach, and think about the experiences of those who once past through the buildings. Could life get any better?
Belle Mare, Mauritius
The beauty of Belle Mare is more than words can describe. Belle Mare has sands as white as snow and waters in the shade of all the blues on the color wheel. Trees with swaying limbs lie on the fringes of the beach adding to the relaxing ambiance of the beach. You can never run out of activities to do on this beach. You can go choose to snorkel, dive to go on glass-bottom boat riding. Watching the sunset will be sure to leave you in awe. A vacation here will refresh and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.
Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
The Anse Source d’Argent beach is located on the island of La Digue. La Digue does not even have an airport so your only access is by boat. What a way to enter paradise? The Anse Source d’Argent is indeed one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa with its crystal clear waters and sand so white it looks like salt. Adverts, films and tv shows often feature the stunning views of the Anse Source d'Argent beach. The beach is perfect for a family vacation as the waters are shallow and the smooth boulders that line the beach are perfect for exploring. Mind you, this beach can be very crowded as more tourists continue to discover this little paradise.
Anse Soleil, Mahé, Seychelles
The Anse Soliel Beach is located on the island of Mah, one of the many islands in the Seychelles archipelago. Stepping onto the beach, the intensity of the picturesque beach, the smell of the salty sea spray, and the fresh oxygen provided by the lush vegetation is sure to be overwhelming. These characteristics are what make it one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. Tourists travel from far and wide to swim in its clear waters, relax on its golden sand, and dive to explore its never-ending depths.
The Chitimba Beach in Malawi is paradise. This beach has golden sand, yes golden sand, and intensely blue waters. During the day, the sun smiles down onto the beach and the sand sparkle and glint announcing to travelers that a jewel lies here. What makes it special is that it not overrun by tourists. Visitors to the Chitimba Lodge and Backpackers find heavenly respite in the shade of the banana and papaya trees that grace the beach.
Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Visitors to Tanzania’s Nungwi Beach describe it as breath-taking and magnificent. The stretch of white sand gradually changes to light blue water, then aquamarine, then to turquoise, and finally to a very dark blue in its deepest parts. Above, the deep blue sky helps to give the feeling that you are cocoon in paradise. If you are not content with relaxing on the beach then you can go scuba diving and the more adventurous can take to the skies in the form of parasailing. Be sure to stick around to watch the sunset as a more beautiful sight you may never find.
Diani Beach, Kenya
Diana Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kenya and Africa. Its gleaming white sands, playful surfs and crystal waters offer up a temptation that is just too hard to resist. You can swim in the water or relax under the shade of the palm trees that hug the beach. You can do some scuba diving to explore the vivid world beneath the surface that possesses marine life and coral reefs breathtaking in their beauty.
The Watamu beach lies right at the edge of the small town of Watamu in Kenya. Its white sands and jewel-toned waters are perfect for frolicking. A day in the waters of Watamu will leave you lax and languid. Its warm waters will have the stress and the tension evaporating through your pores. Home to the Watamu Marine National Park, the diverse marine life and long stretches of coral reef is a feast for the eyes and a balm to the soul. Just looking at it, we can see why it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa.
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
They say Sidi Bou Said is a tourist trap but its beach could keep me ransom any day. The calm blue water of the Mediterranean bordered by the whitest of sands is known for its beauty worldwide. The beach and the little town that lie above it inspire artists to capture the quaint charm of Sidi Bou Said.
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Sharm el-Sheikh used to be a haven for fisher folks but now it is a haven for tourists from all over the world. However, in recent years, tourists have been flocking to the beaches of Sharm el-Sheikh and we cannot blame them. The white sands and the turquoise waters provide a picture-perfect scene for the camera-toting tourists. Taking a plunge into its depths and the variety of marine life, a beautiful expanse of corals reefs present a kaleidoscope of color making it one of the best places to scuba dive in Egypt. Remember this list is a subjective list. What you think should be at the top of the list may not be at the top of the list here but feel free to share your favorites.