One of the most incredible destinations for any beach holiday, it goes without saying that beaches in Zanzibar are truly magical. If you have been daydreaming about powdery white beaches, warm azure waters, swaying palm trees and exotic spices, Zanzibar is sure to tick all of your boxes.

Wondering which beaches in Zanzibar are best for relaxing, snorkelling, socialising and generally having fun? Let’s take a look…

In Search of the Finest Beaches in Zanzibar

Some of our top picks for the best beaches in Zanzibar include the following:

Ras Nungwi

Situated on the northern tip of the island, this beach has fairly level tides that make it excellent for swimming. This beach is also known for its festive atmosphere. Unlike other party beaches however, the vibe is still as laid back as you would expect from this African island nation, with relaxed beach bars and a few night clubs to be found.


Next door to Nungwi, a short walk way, you will find Kendwa. This beach is ideal for relaxation and downtime. If you are longing for a full day at the beach, spent lazing around, having a swim now and then and simply soaking up the sun, this is a great beach.


In the southeast of the island, you will find Paje. This is the best beach to enjoy swimming and socialising. At this beach, you will find a variety of restaurants and beach bars, along with plenty of opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kitesurfing and other water sports.


To the north of Paje lies the fishing village of Bwejuu. While not always ideal for swimming, due to its large amount of seaweed, this beach is truly spectacular from a scenic point of view. If you are looking for a quiet, off the beaten tracks beach that feels far removed from everything, this is a good pick.


On the northeast of the island, you will find Kiwengwa. This beach gives you the quintessential tropical beach atmosphere, with endless stretches of sandy beach. A number of upmarket Zanzibar resorts are found in this area, making it ideal for luxury travel or honeymoons.

Ready to start planning the holiday of your dreams? With so many things to do in Zanzibar, this East African island is a must-visit. Browse our range of Zanzibar travel packages, or get in touch today to experience the breath-taking beaches in Zanzibar for yourself!

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