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The good thing about Africa? There’s no shortage of incredible beaches here. The bad thing about Africa? It’s unlikely – although not impossible – that you’ll be able to visit them all in your lifetime. This amazing continent is home to some of the world’s most impressive beaches, with soft white sand, warm azure waters, and postcard-perfect settings.
While some beaches here are designed for days spent tanning with a cocktail in hand, others are for the more active beach-goer, complete with surfable waves, rainbow-colored coral reefs, watersports options, and more. It doesn’t matter where you find yourself in Africa as you’ll find wonderful beaches dotted across every side of this continent.
Not sure where to visit first? Read on for all of the best beaches in Africa, from South Africa to Zanzibar, and some of the most beautiful islands in between.