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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

10 Best Beaches in Africa

Longest coastline and best beaches in Africa.

Africa has a miles and miles of coastline beaches; there is obviously much more to Africa than going on safari. Explore top ten countries in Africa with the longest coastlines and the ten most beautiful beaches in Africa.

Muizenberg beach-side suburb of Cape Town, South Africa

Countries in Africa with the Longest Coastlines

1. Madagascar
2. Somalia
3. South Africa
4. Mozambique
5. Egypt
6. Eritrea
7. Morocco
8. Libya
9. Angola
10. Namibia

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Africa


Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture

Africa has a miles and miles of coastline beaches; there is obviously much more to Africa than going on safari.


Anse Source d'Argent Beach, Seychelles

Anse Source d'Argent Beach, Seychelles

Seychelles is the smallest African nation and is a small island surrounded by the Indian Ocean with a coastline of around 491 km. The constitution of the Republic of Seychelles lists 155 islands: 42 granitic and 113 coralline; by far the largest island is Mahe, which is home to about 90% of the population and the site of the capital city of Victoria.


Sharm el-Sheikh Beach, Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh Beach, Egypt


More than 2,450 km of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea, the Gulf of Suez, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Red Sea. Egypt controls Sinai Peninsula, only land bridge between Africa and remainder of Eastern Hemisphere.

Praia de Santa Maria Beach, Cabo Verde

Praia de Santa Maria Beach, Cabo Verde
The coastline of the Cape Verde Islands is 965 km located in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal some 570 km off the west coast of Africa.

Watamu Beach, Kenya

Watamu Beach, Kenya

Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. The Kenyan coastline is approximately 536 km long.

Uvongo Beach, South Africa

Uvongo Beach, South Africa

The South African coastline is approximately 2,798 km long. South Africa is located in Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa.

Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar

Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar


The length of coastline, including Zanzibar and Pemba islands, stretches along approximately 1 424 km of the Indian Ocean.

Beyin Beach, Ghana

Beyin Beach, Ghana

Ghana has over 335 miles of spectacular coastline and Beyin beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ghana.


Le Morne Beach, Mauritius

Le Morne Beach, Mauritius

Mauritius is an island located in the Indian Ocean; its coastline is approximately 177 km. The clear blue waters of Le Morne Beach in Mauritius are spectacular.


Ifaty Beach, Madagascar

Ifaty Beach, Madagascar

Madagascar is the world’s 4th largest island and is located in Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique with a coastline of 4,828 km. If you to whale watch, Ifaty beach in July and August is the best time to visit Madagascar.


Tofo Beach, Mozambique


Tofo Beach Mozambique Africa
Tofo Beach Mozambique Africa

Mozambique located in Southeastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania. Mozambique coastline is approximately 2,470 km. The Zambezi River flows through the north-central and most fertile part of the country. Tofo is a coastal town in southeastern Mozambique. It is known for the curved Tofo Beach and neighboring coral reefs.

The 10 Best Beaches in Africa are Anse Source d'Argent Beach, Seychelles, Sharm el-Sheikh Beach, Egypt, Praia de Santa Maria Beach, Cabo Verde, Watamu Beach, Kenya, Uvongo Beach, South Africa, Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Beyin Beach, Ghana, Le Morne Beach, Mauritius, Ifaty Beach, Madagascar and Tofo Beach, Mozambique. The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Africa of course are subjective there are thousands of beaches to fall in love with along the African coastline.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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