5 African Beaches That Will Make You Think You're in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is so 2018.
The beaches in this Moroccan city line a bay of blue-green water. Resorts and beach bars populate the town, giving it a more western feel than some of the others you may come to — but you’ll remember where you are when you see people ride past on camels. It’s known as a great spot for year-round sun, and the topography of the city blocks some of the harshest winds from the ocean. Make sure to plan time to do nothing but chill on the beach.
This island off the coast of Mozambique is part of a protected marine park, and its pristine white shores stretch for miles. The white sand separates electric blue waters from a line of lazy palm trees, home to diverse wildlife from crocodiles to great herons. Take advantage of some of the smaller lodging options on the island, and sip drinks in the sand. If you’re still, you may even see a flamingo cross your path.
In Cape Town, Clifton is home to four small, exclusive and popular beaches that will make you feel like you’re on a movie star’s vacation. There are yachts anchored on the horizon, lots of drink and food options right by the water and the chance to temper the usual heat with the cool waters. And the four beaches all offer something a little different. Whether you’re looking for something secluded or extravagant and just a touch show-offish; something private for you and your significant other or something suitable for your whole family, you’ll find it in Clifton.