During low tides, tourists can walk through the shallow waters of the Nungwi Beach and collect shells of various colors and sizes. You can ask local fishermen to help you spot the endangered hawksbill and green turtle species and learn basic Dhow boat building techniques.
Location: Northernmost tip of Zanzibar
Highlights: Swimming, sunbathing, nature walks, Dhow boat cruises, Mnarani Natural Aquarium
The beach has abundant fish species and one can even spot starfish here. Many cafes with beach umbrellas, luxury hotels with private beaches, and bars line the coastline of Kendwa and serve a good rendition of beverages. The beach gets vibrant at night with late-night parties, amazing food, and friendly tribals.
Location: Northern edge of Zanzibar
Highlights: Snorkeling, Diving, Swimming, sunbathing, nature walks, Dhow boat cruises
Paje Beach is one of the best beaches in Zanzibar for beach sports. The tides at the beach vary drastically and swimming at Paje Beach is not possible during the low tides. But the clean powdery beach sand and the tropical climate is ideal for a fun-filled game of frisbee or beach volleyball.
The constant wind at the beach makes it ideal for kiteboard surfing here. From the months of June to September, tourists can spot humpback whales easily along the coast.
Location: East coast of Unguja
Highlights: Kite surfing, Humpback whale spotting, snorkeling, beach volleyball, and sunbathing
The beach has several eateries around to get a quick bite and some cool sips of soft drinks. In the evening, one can revel in the beauty of the sun setting down behind the waves.
Location: Southeast coast of Zanzibar
You will find friendly local people traditionally dressed with whom you can catch up for a selfie. The array of Italian-run resort hotels along the Kiwengwa Beach have made this place to be known as "Little Italy of Zanzibar".
Location: Kiwengwa Tanzania
Highlights: Sunbathing, kitesurfing
The reef structures inside the waters make the place a great spot for beach photography. Alternatively, you can also visit fish markets or relish delicious seafood at the stalls around the beach.
Location: Northeast coast
Highlights: Aromatic spice tours, scenery, swimming, sunbathing
Location: North of Paje
Tourists can also dive and snorkel near the reefs and explore the underwater kingdom. There are also motorboat rides happening until the reef barrier. Spending a day reveling in the beauty of the various shades of the Indian Ocean and the white-sanded beach sipping a fresh tender coconut drink gives you a chance to live a day of Moana.
Highlights: Natural scenery, snorkeling, diving, motorboat rides, swimming
Local tour operators organize boat tours all through the year to let you watch and swim with dolphins. To watch these humongous creatures from the boat and swim with them promises a cherishable Tanzania holiday memory.
Location: Southern coast of Zanzibar
Highlights: Bottlenose dolphin spotting, swimming with dolphins, motorboat rides
During low tides, tourists can walk along the shallower beach floor and marvel at the exposed coral reefs. Water activities at the beach like snorkeling, kayaking, surfing standup paddle boarding, and diving make this place a paradise for watersport lovers.
Location: Eastern coast of Tanzania
Highlights: Swimming, snorkeling, diving, surfing, kayaking
Location: East coast of Zanzibar
Highlights: Sunbathing, beach walks