The 30 Best Beaches in Africa

Tack on a beach holiday to that safari for a truly memorable adventure.

Get out that sunscreen and start booking tickets—Africa’s diverse beaches are more than worthy of a visit. With over half of the continent coastally situated, beach opportunities abound. Spend time traversing the Swahili coast in Tanzania, before heading down to South Africa’s rugged garden route and Namibia’s stark Sandwich Harbor. West African beaches are equally spectacular, and just a quick plane flight away from the pristine Egyptian coast. Across the continent, regardless of location, powdery white sand, turquoise waters, secluded islands, plentiful scuba diving, rocky outcrops, and more make for truly unique getaways.