12 Famous Beaches in Zanzibar Tanzania For Snorkeling, Kitesurfing, And safari

There are many beaches in Zanzibar famous for water sports like snorkeling, kitesurfing, and safari. The famous beaches in Zanzibar are Nungwi Beach, Paje Beach, Kendwa Beach, Kiwengwa Beach, Jambiani Beach, Matemwe Beach, Pingwe Beach, Bwejuu Beach, Uroa Beach, Nakupenda Beach, Kizimkazi Beach, and Michamvi Kae Beach. Tourists from all over the world visit beaches in Zanzibar. This article will help you for finding the beaches in Zanzibar of Tanzania.

Beaches In Zanzibar For Snorkeling, Kitesurfing, and safari

Nungwi Beach

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. This beach is famous for dhow builders and turtles. Along with these, there are late-night beach parties with Live Music, Dancing, Drinking, and Entertainment. 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.

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Paje Beach

Paje is a small village in the Unguja region of Zanzibar. Paje beach is one of the most idealistic, tranquil, and natural beauty spots in Zanzibar. It has clear, clean, blue colors, and warm water.  It is the best beach for kite surfing, snorkeling, and swimming. Paje beach has a lagoon with pristine white sand. You will find the Maasai tribes selling handmade jewelry and trinkets. There are top places to stay, eat, and things to do in 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 beach is famous for beautiful upbeat music, party, delicious seafood, and drinks. It is located in a small village on the Ungunja in Zanzibar. Kendwa beach is famous for water sports like snorkeling and safari. The best places to visit in Kendra are Kendwa Beach Gallery, Skydive Zanzibar, Blue Zee Watersports, and Mwana wa Mwana. All these things attract travelers from all over the world. 

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Kiwengwa Beach

Kiwengawa beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar. 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 snorkeling, safari, and swimming at high tide. The beach offers friendly Maasai people, many restaurants, and beach resorts with stunning ocean views.  

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Jambiani Beach

Jambiani beach is a 7 km long beach with soft powdery white sand, coconut trees, clear blue warm water, and unique dramatic coral rock formations. It is one of the most remote beaches in Zanzibar. 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 has laid back and village charm. The tidal range of Matemwe beach is very broad and the beach becomes very large at low tide. This beach is best for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. 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 beach is a beautiful beach with palm-lined white sand and blue water. It is located southeast of the island on the east coast. It is one of the top beaches in Zanzibar. Bwejuu beach is the cleanest and most secluded beach in Tanzania. Snorkeling and swimming are some of the most popular activities on Bwejuu Beach. 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 distinctive and colorful beach in the small coastal village of Unguja in Zanzibar. 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 Bay Beach resort is a 4-star resort hotel on Uroa beach. 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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Kizimkazi Beach

Kizimkazi beach is located on the southwest coast of Zanzibar. Kizimkazi is a fishing village originally a walled city. The beach is famous for safari and outdoor swimming pools. The landscape of Kizimkazi is different from other areas in Zanzibar. The land is drier and has many sandy beaches. Tourists can enjoy dolphin watching and swimming with dolphins. The top activities on the Kizimkazi beach are swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

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. Sansi Kae Beach Resort is the best hotel for accommodation in Kae 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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