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Mozambique’s best-kept secret beaches – Explore Mozambique’s natural beauty

Unperturbed natural beauty, culture and beaches are a few things that made Mozambique the destination that it is today – the country's attractions cater to any traveller who wants a bit of escapism.


Tofo Beach

Tofo is one of the premier beach destinations in Mozambique, and it is not hard to understand why. The stretch of golden sand and watersports that come with it account for the popularity of Tofo beach. The beach attracts a roaring crowd of backpackers as well as those who want to get away from the rambling chaos of daily life. The vibrant nightlife is another aspect that no one can ignore – bars throw parties every day of the week.


Benguerra Island

Situated east of Vilanculos is Benguerra Island. The strip of white sand with sand dunes, and the coral reef that stretches up to two miles are the highlights of the island. Further into the island are several lakes that invite an array of bird species. The island is bordered by numerous beaches and the turquoise waters of the ocean. As the authorities endeavour to protect the natural beauty of the island, you won't find many Mozambique resorts– due to this reason; many tourists leave the island before the day is over.


Wimbe Beach, Pemba

Located off the coastline of Pemba is Wimbe beach. The atmosphere found at the beach is high-spirited and lively. If you make a visit over the weekend, you'll find every inch of the beach filled with locals – they frolic and feast upon the freshly made seafood sold by the outlets lining the beach; so, if you want to know what it is like to be a local in Pemba, visit the beach on the weekend and join the festivities.


Inhaca Island, Maputo Bay

The island is fringed with several beaches, mangroves, sand dunes and coral reefs. The beaches found on the island are a dream come true for those who love nature. The island is home to 300 – more or less – immigrant bird species. The marine life is garnished with whale sharks, manta rays, turtles and humpbacks. The diversity of marine life and the avian world is an astonishing factor that renders Inhaca Island a must-visit. Ecologists have been frequenting the island almost on a daily basis, and now the island has caught the attention of Eco tourists as well.


Medjumbe Island, Quirimbas Archipelago

Located off the northern coast of Mozambique is Medjumbe Island, which has a private owner. Home to Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, the island is quite small with a length of 1km and a width of 500m. Fringed by a lovely coastline, the island is known for beautiful coral reefs, and watersports like windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, snorkelling and diving – another point of interest is Medjumbe Lighthouse which was built in the 1930s; the lighthouse broke down after three months and hasn't been put to any use ever since.


Vamizi Island, Quirimbas Archipelago

The island is yet to be as famous as it should be. An unexplored and undisturbed slice of natural beauty is what you find on Vamizi Island. Getting to the island is an adventure in itself that requires every ounce of your energy, but what you are going be rewarded at the end of the journey is worth the trouble. The diverse marine life is something that makes the island unique, and the beaches are a gift to anyone who loves unspoilt beauty; the coral reefs are compliment-worthy too. The island also provides its visitors with amazing accommodation – there are many beach resorts dotting the region although the cost won't be something you'd call cheap. Though exploring the beaches on Vamizi Island is going to cost you quite a lot, the experience the place delivers cannot be measured by money.