There is no doubt that Africa is home to some of the most amazing beaches on the world. And, with literally hundreds of stunning beaches to choose from, African beaches have become a luxurious destination for vacationers for decades. From beautiful white sand to lush bushes, from mountains to canyons, the natural beauty of Africa will literally take your breath away and leave you in awe. Here are our top picks for the most luxurious beaches in Africa.
#1: Clifton Beach, Cape Town Central
Lying at the northwestern tip of South Africa’s Cape peninsula, Clifton Beach doesn’t just top the list of beaches in South Africa; it is actually ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This sprawling, clean beach is actually made up of four beaches. It features endless white sand, with the mystique of Table Mountain looming gorgeously in the background. Though the Atlantic Ocean temperatures are often cool, most go to this beach to be seen – not to swim. In a word, this beach is sexy – just like the people who sunbathe there.
#2: Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles
Yielded as ‘The World’s most photographed beach’, Anse Source d’Argent beach is as picturesque as they come. It is located on tropical La Dingue, which is one of the principal islands. This beach has pink sands offset by gigantic granite boulders, smoothed and worn by time and weather. The beautiful ocean provides calm and shallow waters, sheltered by an amazing reef which is perfect for snorkelling. You can spend hours and hours exploring the tropical coastline at this lovely beach. In fact, this beach is so alluring you may not want to leave it!
#3 Diani Beach, Kenya
If you’re looking for an exclusive beach, look no further. Diani Beach, located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya (and 30 kilometers south of Mombasa), is a 10-kilometer pristine coastal paradise. The pearly-white sands of the beach blend into the spectacular turquoise warm waters of the Indian Ocean, creating the perfect backdrop of tranquility for a truly memorable beach day. Blessed with regular passing winds, you can soak up the host sun and stay cool with a constant breeze all year round.
#4: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Head to the north of Africa into Egypt for this gem-of-a-beach. Situated on Na’ama Bay in the Sinai Peninsula along the shore of the Red Sea, Sharm el-Sheikh beach is a swimming paradise. If you are a sun-lover and want to turn bronze, then Sharm el-Sheikh beach is perfect as temperatures soar all year round. Acclaimed for scuba-diving, snorkeling, diving, and swimming, this beach has it all. Your dreams of swimming in crystal-clear water and viewing breathtaking corals and rare tropical fish come true when visiting Sharm el-Sheikh beach.
#5: Dolphin Beach, Jeffrey’s Bay
Situated of the picturesque seaside town of Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Dolphin Beach is world-renowned for surfing and thanks to ever-constant waves from the Indian Ocean. You can spend a day on this picturesque beach with lush, soft white sand dolphin- and whale-watching. With spectacular views of Table Mountain and Robben Island, nothing beats watching the gorgeous sunset over the sparkling waters on this beach. Plus, you can feel safe at Dolphin Beach, as it has the international Blue Flag status – an award for meeting stringent safety and environmental standards.