11 Best Beaches in Zanzibar Island of Tanzania

There are many best beaches in Zanzibar like Nungwi Beach, Paje Beach, Kendwa Beach, Kiwengwa Beach, Jambiani Beach, Matemwe Beach, Pingwe Beach, Bwejuu Beach, Uroa Beach, Nakupenda Beach, and Michamvi Kae Beach. The beaches in Zanzibar are famous for their natural beauty, spectacular sunset, colorful coral reefs, white sand, and blue water. It is the best place for parties, snorkeling, swimming, and surfing. The best time to visit Zanzibar is from July to September which is the dry season, however, you can visit Zanzibar at any time.

Zanzibar is the main island in the Tanzanian Archipelago in The Indian Ocean. It is located at a distance of 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar is the best breathtaking place to escape from the world. The nearest international airport to Zanzibar is Abeid Amani Karume.  Tanzanian Shilling is the currency of Zanzibar with an exchange rate is TZS to USD.

Are you planning a trip to Zanzibar? Have you faced difficulties with the places to visit? Then this article will solve all your queries about the beaches on Zanzibar island of Tanzania. Here is the list of all the beautiful beaches in Zanzibar.

11 Best Beaches In Zanzibar Island

Nungwi Beach

Nungwi is a small village in Unguja in Tanzania. It is located about 56 km north of Zanzibar. Nungwi beach is one of the most beautiful, breathtaking, and top tourist destinations in Tanzania. Nungwi beach is known for its powdery sand, crystal clear blue water, and exotic flora and fauna. Nungwi is famous for late-night beach parties with Live Music, Dancing, Drinking, and Entertainment. There are many hotels and restaurants on the beach shore which offer late-night parties. The best places to visit on Nungwi beach are Dr. Baluri Galary, Barala Natural Aquarium, Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium, Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation, Kendwa Beach Gallery, and Marine Turtle Mnarani. A small difference between high tide and low tide so this is the best beach for swimming.

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Paje Beach

Paje is a small village in the Unguja region of Tanzania located in the Indian ocean. Paje is one of the most idealistic tranquil characterful places with natural beauty in Zanzibar. This village has a beautiful beach.  Paje beach is one of the beautiful beaches with clear, clean, blue colors, and warm water.  It is the best beach for kite surfing and swimming. There are top places to stay, eat, and things to do in Paje. The Paje beach has the best hotels, resorts, and apartments which offer beautiful views.  Some of the best hotels on the Paje beach are Paje Beach Bandas, Horizon of Paje Beach, Paje Palm, and Aluna Paje. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, then there is no place other than Paje beach.

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Kendwa Beach

Kendwa is a small village on the Unguja island of Tanzania. Kendwa beach is famous for beautiful upbeat music, party, delicious seafood, and drinks. The beach has many hotels, restaurants, and other top attractions making it the best tourist destination. The beach tide never leaves the shore and the glowing sunset is every day’s thrill. The best places to visit in kendwa are Kendwa Beach Gallery, Skydive Zanzibar, Blue Zee Watersports, and Mwana wa Mwana. The best hotels in Kendwa beach are Kendwa beach resort, Sansi Kendwa Beach Resorts, Kendwa Rock Beach Reservoir, and Kendwa Beach Bungalow. All these things attract travelers from all over the world. 

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Kiwengwa Beach

Kiwengwa beach is located in Kiwengwa village in Unguja, Tanzania. It is located on the northeast coast of Zanzibar at a distance of 40 km from Stone Village. It is a very long and beautiful beach with restraint serving fresh caught fish and seafood. The beach is better for walking at low tide as there are many sandbanks and better for swimming at high tide. The beach offers friendly Maasai, many restaurants, and beach resorts with stunning ocean views.  you can choose these facilities according to your choice. Kiwengwa beach is less crowded as compared to Nungwi. So you can enjoy your privacy. The beach has a smooth slope of the sea floor, deepening water slowly, and the tides are low.   

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Jambiani Beach

Jambiani is a cluster village across 6 km of the beaches on the southwest coast of Unguja.  Jambiani beach has soft powdery white sand, coconut trees, clear blue warm water, and. The uniqueness of the beach is its dramatic coral rock formations. The white sand of the beach looks snow-covered after low tide. It has an excellent view of marine life. It is one of the remote beaches in Zanzibar. The broad lagoon of shallow water is the perfect place for wading, snorkeling, kite surfing, swimming, and diving.  

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Matemwe Beach

Matemwe beach is located on the northeastern coast of Zanzibar Island. The beach is considered one of the many idyllic and coolest beaches in Zanzibar. The Matemwe beach is very peaceful and best for walking along the beach side. Matemwe Beach House – a holiday apartment in Tanzania that offers accommodation in Matemwe. The tidal range of Matemwe beach is very broad and the beach becomes very large at low tide. This beach is best for swimming. It is considered one of the most secluded beaches in Zanzibar. 

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Pingwe Beach

Pingwe is a small village in the Michamvi Peninsula of Tanzania. Pingwe beach was named one of the world’s best beaches in the ‘Special Ambience” category according to Beach inspector.com. Along with the fine white sand ashore the beach has trees and palms.  Pingwe beach has many cafes, restaurants, and hotels on the coast. The beach is calm, quiet, and not crowded.    There are many beach hotels that provide accommodation and outdoor swimming pools.

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Bwejuu Beach

Bwejuu is a town in Unguja, Tanzania. It is located in the southeast of the island, on the east coast. Bwejuu beach is the cleanest and most secluded beach in Tanzania. There are only limited shops in the village from which you can buy the thing required for you. Bwejuu has many top hotels to stay in.   

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Uroa Beach

Uroa is a small coastal village in Unguja in Tanzania. It is one of the most incredible beaches with white sand and a very quiet beach with not much population. It is the best place for snorkeling and swimming when high tide. There are many Beach Bay resorts on wonderful Uroa Beach which offer pools, bars, and restraint. Uroa beach is a colorful and distinctive beach on the east coast of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Uroa village stretches in a narrow, long line from south to north along the coastline.

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Nakupenda Beach

Nakupenda is one of the many beaches in Tanzania that has white sand and clear blue water. The meaning of Nakupenda means “I Love You”. It is the most romantic island in the world as its name suggests. The beach is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and swimming with a dolphin.  If you are looking for clear water, quiet, and the best place for romance then there is no beach other than Nakupenda. Snorkeling and diving on Nakupeda beach are the top activities on the whitest sandbank.  The famous Nakupenda diving center is located at Tsunami Village, Bwejuu, Zanzibar. There are many villas and hotels on the beach shore that provide accommodations.

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Michamvi Kae Beach

Michamvi Kae is a village in Unguja of Tanzania. Michamvi is a remote fisherman’s village with less developed hotels and resorts. But the village has maintained its charm. There are many hotels and resorts accommodation on Machamvi beach. The famous Kae Funk Sunset Bungalows featuring spacious garden restraints are situated 150 meters from the beach. It is one of the two villages located 0n the east of the island at the northern tip of the Michamvi peninsula.

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I hope this article will be useful to you for planning a beach trip on Zanzibar island of Tanzania.

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