It’s time to switch up your go-to beach destination and visit some of the best beaches in the world – in Africa.

If Thailand is your chosen beach vacation, maybe consider Seychelles – a destination that offers some of the most relaxing and beautiful beaches, leaving visitors speechless. From a relaxing couples vacation to an unforgettable family trip, here are 8 beautiful beaches for your upcoming trip.

Beau Vallon, Mahé Island, Seychelles

From snorkeling and swimming to grabbing sunset views, this is a lovely beach you don’t want to skip when you visit Africa. A family and friends vacation to Beau Vallon is an ideal trip if you want to unwind and relax. Also, Beau Vallon is located in Mahé island. This island is considered to be one of the largest islands in the Seychelles archipelago.

There are very few strong currents, rocks, and corals on the beach, so it’s safe to go for a long walk on the beach barefoot. The water is also warm, which makes swimming in the beach more enjoyable. All in all, this is the perfect beach vacation when summer comes around this year.

Beau Vallon seychelles (Photo Credit - Gerard Larose)

Beau Vallon. Photo: Gerard Larose

Bom Bom Island, Príncipe

Bom Bom Island is the picture-perfect island island off the coast of West Africa. Many visitors have claimed that this lovely island is one of the cleanest they have visited, not to mention it is peppered with blooming flowers everywhere. If you’re someone who appreciates outdoors adventures, then Bom Bom Island should definitely be on your bucket list. Locals on the island speak predominately Portuguese, and it’s highly advised that you know a few common phrases in Portuguese to have better communication with the locals.

Bom Bom Principe Island

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Tofo Beach, Mozambique

If your ideal vacation consists of unwinding, night life, and water sports then consider visiting Tofo Beach. This beautiful beach is located in Mozambique, off the south east coast of Africa – a small coastal town that lies on the Indian Ocean.

Some of the activities available on Tofo Beach include diving and snorkeling. However, many visitors have expressed their concerns about jellyfishes in the water. It is highly advised that you wear a long sleeve swim shirt or swimwear when you’re in the water for safety purposes.

Tofo Beach, Mozambique

Photo by Dominic Scaglioni via Flickr

Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach is one of the leading and most popular beaches in Africa. It’s located in Mombasa, which is a seaport city in Kenya. There are a lot of water sports options and delicious food to keep you on this beach in addition to the glorious warm water.

A morning stroll around the beach is ideal for someone who wants to get their cardio for the day. Many couples and individuals have expressed that the beautiful sounds from the waves is the most relaxing part of their trip.

Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach, Kenya (photo: Beach-Inspector GmbH)

Anse Intendance, Mahé Island, Seychelles

A dream vacation consists of the beach, clear water, and soft sand. From a friend-group vacation to an unforgettable couples trips, Anse Intendance beach in Mahé Island is the perfect spot to visit this summer. With a small bar for drinks and strong waves for surfing, Anse Intendance is undeniably a beautiful beach that has spectacular views that’s Instagram-worthy. So don’t forget to get that gram-worthy snap on the beach.

Many visitors have claimed that the strong currents and waves can be dangerous. So be careful when you choose to step foot into the water.

Anse Intendance, Mahé island, Seychelles

Photo by Jean-Marie Hullot via Flickr

Legzire Beach, Morocco

Famous for its natural rock archway and stunning views, Legzire Beach in Morocco is one of the most talked about beaches in Africa. This lovely beach is perfect for sunset viewing and taking a picture under the rock archway. So enjoy your cous cous and take a dip in the gorgeous waters – making the most of your morocco vacation.

Legzire Beach, Morocco

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Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles

Anse Source d’Argent is one of the most stunning beaches in Seychelles. As most people can tell, it’s the perfect spot for sunset and sunrise viewing. It’s not too crowded in the morning, which makes a great day time date for couples. for nature lovers, you can spot some tortoises and coral fishes too. Most of all, most visitors has complimented the clear and clean water.

However, throughout the afternoon and evening time, the beach does get very crowded. It’s harder to take pictures and to enjoy the beach when there’s hundreds of people in one area. So make sure you visit the beach as soon as the sun comes up.

Anse Source D'Argent, Seychelles

Photo by dronepicr via Flickr

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

The warm waters and stunning views in Sharm el Sheikh makes it a must-visit destination this summer. From sunbathing to diving along the coral reefs, this is the best beach for your next vacation. Sharm el Sheikh is an Egyptian resort town located between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. It is filled with bars, delicious food, and palm trees.

Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt

Photo by Naamsvermelding vereist via Wikimedia Commons

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