Zanzibar beaches are the major attraction on the island which brings many tourists to the destination. The white sand beaches of Zanzibar island are found on different parts of the island and there a many activities which are carried out around the island and the beaches. Some of the beaches found around Zanzibar island include the following;
Nungwi beach is among the beaches of Zanzibar and it is found on the north western coast of Zanzibar island. It is said to be among the lively beaches on the island.
The beach is also popular among tourists during their holidays in Zanzibar and it has also been recognized by trip advisor. A wide range of activities are carried out around Nungwi beach which is lined with beach resorts, restaurants, hotels and bars.
Some of the activities which are carried out around Nungwi beach include snorkeling, swimming, traditional dhow cruises in the morning or evening. Dolphins as well as turtles and other marine species can be seen when visiting the beaches.
Another beach which can be visited during a tour to Zanzibar island is Kendwa beach. This beach is found on the northern coast of Zanzibar and it so known for beautiful sunsets and also a tide that does not fluctuate.
Kendwa beach is also good for swimming, snorkeling and diving and it is also a popular beach in Zanzibar. When visiting Kendwa beach, tourists can also enjoy the nightlife and beach parties.
The western part of Kendwa beach is peaceful and there are many hotels and resorts as well as palm trees to relax under when in Zanzibar.
Pongwe beach is another place to visit when in Zanzibar and is found on the southern part of the island.
When relaxing along the white sand beaches of Pongwe beach, it is an ideal getaway spot when visiting Zanzibar island. The beach is located about 1 hours’ drive from Stone town.
Activities carried out around Pongwe beach during holidays around Zanzibar island include swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing among others. From Pongwe, many other activities around the island can also be carried out during the year.
Jambiani is another white sand beach to visit when in Zanzibar and it is found on the south eastern coast of the island.
This beach is remote and along the beach, there are white sands as well as palm trees as well as souvenir shops. Jambiani beach is located about 55 kilometers from Abeid Amani Karume international airport which is the only airport on the island.
Activities carried out around Jambiani beach include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, beach walks as well as visiting the local village, kite surfing among others.
Jambiani beach is small in size as compared to other beaches found around Zanzibar. The beach is about 7 kilometers long and it is not as crowded as other beaches. Jambiani is also a fishing village which is a good place to interact with the locals and also enjoy walking around the village.
Kite surfing is also carried out when visiting Jambiani beach and it is good for swimming due to the low tide and it is also a good place for taking beach walks.
Mnemba beach is found on the north eastern part of Zanzibar island and it is a good spot for honeymoon holidays during holidays around the island.
The beach is part of Mnemba island and it is surrounded by beautiful corals and it is also among the best dive spots on Zanzibar island. This island is exclusive and offers privacy for tourists during their tours on the island.
Beach walks can be carried out around Mnemba island and it is located about 3 kilometers on Unguja island and it is located about 1 hour and 40 minutes away from Abeid Amani international airport.
Activities carried out around Mnemba island include snorkeling, swimming, diving, deep sea fishing, wind surfing, cycling among others. Various marine species are also found around the island including green turtles, humpback whales, dolphins among others.
Paje beach is another white sand beach to visit when in Zanzibar island and it is found on the north eastern coast of the island.
Activities which Paje beach is best known for include kite surfing, diving and many other water activities. Various marine species are also found around this beach which also has offshore reefs.
Michamvi beach is another place to go to when visiting Zanzibar island and it is known for being a remote coral lagoon. The beach is found on the central east coast of Zanzibar island and it is a remote beach which is also uninhabited with a lot to explore.
Activities which are done around Michamvi beach include swimming, snorkeling, kite surfing, kayaking, surfing, beach walks among others. The beach also has private pools, beach side resorts restaurants among others.
Kiwengwa beach is another beach which can be visited when going to Zanzibar island holidays. The beach is found on the north eastern part of the island.
The beach is long and it is located about 40 kilometers from Stone town. Kiwengwa beach is another favorite spot for tourists on Zanzibar island and can be visited by families and different types of tourists.
The best time to visit Kiwengwa beach is from July to March and also the dry season. Kiwengwa is also a fishing village in Zanzibar where village tours can be carried out and you can also go to the restaurants, souvenir shops among other places around the island.
Matemwe beach can also be visited when on holiday in Zanzibar and it is also the longest beach on the island. The beach is also known for the local culture and it is good for scuba diving.
The beach is also a good place to experience the local island of Zanzibar and Matemwe beach is also a good place for snorkeling, diving, kite surfing and also sailing.
Matemwe beach is lined with palm trees and is found on the northern parts of Zanzibar island.
Another beach to visit when in Zanzibar is Kizimkazi beach which is on the south western part of the island. Some of the activities to do around this beach include dolphin tours.