Zanzibar Beach

Zanzibar isn’t one specific beach, but rather an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania known for its many stunning beaches. Each beach has its unique character and offerings, so the “best” beach for you depends on what you’re looking for in a beach vacation.

Here are some of the most popular beaches in Zanzibar:

  • Nungwi Beach: This lively beach on the north coast is known for its beautiful white sand, turquoise water, and vibrant nightlife. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops along the beach, making it a great choice for those who want to be in the heart of the action.
  • Kendwa Beach: Another popular beach on the north coast, Kendwa is known for its stunning sunsets and excellent kitesurfing conditions. It’s also a great place to go for diving and snorkeling, as there are several coral reefs just off the shore.


  • Matemwe Beach: This quiet beach on the northeast coast is perfect for those seeking a more relaxed and secluded experience. There are a few luxury resorts here, but otherwise, the beach is largely undeveloped. It’s a great place to go for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.
  • Pongwe Beach: This beach on the east coast is known for its calm, shallow waters and beautiful coral reefs. It’s a great place to go for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. There are a few small resorts here, but the beach is generally less crowded than some of the other beaches in Zanzibar.


  • Paje Beach: This beach on the southeast coast is known for its long stretch of white sand and excellent kitesurfing conditions. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops along the beach, making it a great choice for those who want to be in the heart of the action.
  • Jambiani Beach: This beach on the south coast is known for its laid-back atmosphere and traditional fishing villages. It’s a great place to go for swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the local culture.

No matter which beach you choose, you’re sure to have a relaxing and enjoyable time in Zanzibar. Just be sure to do your research and choose a beach that matches your interests and preferences.

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