Africa

Best beaches in Africa

  • Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles Iakov Kalinin / 123RF

    Anse Source d’Argent // Seychelles

    Located in the North of La Digue island is Anse Source d’Argent beach, a little slice of tropical paradise. Powdery white sand is offset by towering granite boulders worn smooth by the passage of time. Palm trees sway gently in the breeze and the water is clear and blue. Protected by an offshore coral reef the sea here is always calm making it... read more »

  • Anse Lazio, Seychelles Iakov Kalinin / 123RF

    Anse Lazio // Seychelles

    Anse Lazio in the Seychelles is the archetypal tropical beach that sets the standard for all others. Set in Chevalier Bay on the north western tip of Praslin island, Anse Lazio is a broad swathe of soft white sand flanked by granite boulders at each end and a thick fringing of palm and takamaka trees behind. The inviting clear blue water is... read more »

  • Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa jborzicchi

    Camps Bay // South Africa

    Camps Bay is without doubt Cape Town's premiere beach. Located in an upmarket suburb of this South African city, the beach here is as spectacular as it is popular. The palm fringed stretch of white sand that make up Camps Bay sits between the towering Lion's Head and equally imposing Twelve Apostles. This is the Atlantic coast and the ocean here... read more »

  • Clifton Beach, South Africa Philip Massie

    Clifton Beach // South Africa

    Sitting right next door to Cape Town's other premiere beach (Camps Bay) is Clifton beach. The backdrop here is equally stunning with one of Cape Town's best known mountains, Lion's Head, rising up directly behind and the Twelve Apostles looming to the south. The sugar-white sand that forms Clifton is dived up into four, just about distinct,... read more »

  • Hout Bay Werner L

    Hout Bay // South Africa

    Hout Bay (in English, it means 'Wood Bay') is a picturesque resort and fishing port that lies 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of the city of Cape Town. Surrounded by magnificent mountains on all but one side, Hout Bay backs onto the famous Table Mountain National Park to the north and majestic Chapman’s Peak range to the south. The dramatic... read more »

  • Coffee Bay, South Africa matejh

    Coffee Bay // South Africa

    Coffee Bay is situated on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape and the beach's name in a way reflects this. The story goes that in 1893 a ship carrying coffee beans was driven ashore here during a storm. Somehow a fair few of these beans managed to take root and so the bay was named. Unfortunately you'll be wasting your time looking for said plants... read more »

  • Boulders beach, Cape Town

    Boulders Beach // South Africa

    Situated on the western side of Cape Town's False Bay is the delightful sheltered cove of Boulders Beach. Crystal clear water meets soft white sand in a series of little "covelets" between enormous, weather worn granite boulders which date back half a billion years.

    Boulders is undoubtedly one of Cape Town's finest beaches, but that isn't why... read more »

  • Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth, South Africa Michael Jung

    Hobie Beach // South Africa

    Port Elizabeth's Hobie beach is considered one of the best on the so-called "Sunshine Coast", which sounds like a glowing endorsement to me! Apparently, along with mild winters, there are more sunny days over this way than anywhere else in South Africa.
    Whilst Hobie beach doesn't have the Blue Flag award some of its neighbours do, it has... read more »

  • Llandudno beach - Cape Town Gorillabutter / CC BY

    Llandudno Beach // South Africa

    Set between Hout Bay and Camps Bay on Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard, Llandudno Beach is only about 15 minutes from the city centre. Unsurprisingly, this is one of Cape Town's most popular beaches and is a particular favourite with families.The pretty little crescent of white sand that forms Llandudno beach is flanked by giant, weather-... read more »

  • Noordhoek Strand - Cape Town Abspires40 / CC BY

    Noordhoek // South Africa

    Located at the foot of Chapman's Peak at the base of the Cape Peninsula are the expansive sands of Noordhoek beach. This picturesque stretch of sand runs for eight kilometre (5 mile) between the suburb of Noordhoek towards Kommetjie lighthouse.Given its wide, open and exposed nature it is often quite breezy at Noordhoek. This makes it a good... read more »

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