The beach bum's guide to Mozambique
Mozambique is peppered with miles and miles of pristine, palm-fringed beaches which make it an irresistible destination for the eloquent beach bum looking for an escape from the concrete jungle. Whether you’re embarking on exciting diving trips in Mozambique or simply looking forward to a week of sun, sand and frozen cocktails, there’s an incredible range of beaches to visit.
Famed as the gateway to the tres romantic Quirimbas Archipelago on the northern coastline of Mozambique, Pemba Beach is world-renowned as one of the top beach destinations for water sports and diving enthusiasts. Hawaii – eat your heart out.
· Ponta De Ouro
The bustling town of Ponta do Ouro is located at the Southern tip of Mozambique and is without a doubt one of the best scuba diving locations in the world. The sparkling waters teem with a variety of marine life including dolphins and manta rays while schools of tropical fish fill the colourful coral reefs. Ponta De Ouro is the prime destination for a number of spectacular diving trips in Mozambique and provides a tranquil, secluded holiday spot for beach bums and glitzy guests alike.
· Inhambane and Praia do Tofo
Inhambane Bay lies just 470km northeast of Maputo and offers safe swimming and easy boat launching in warm, clear waters. Apart from being a good fishing spot, there are a number of vibrant coral reefs nearby for adventurous swimmers to explore. Right next door, the pristine beach at Praia do Tofo is celebrated as the most popular surfing beach in Mozambique. The powerful right point break and warm water attract professional surfers from all over the world.
Located 160km north of Maputo, the picturesque village of Bilene is home to a sweeping 27km-long lagoon with bright, white stretches of sand for beach games, and warm, shallow water for safe swimming. This is a popular resort destination for families and water sports enthusiasts who enjoying non-motorised (quiet) water sports such as paddle-skiing and windsurfing.
Now that you’re aware of the sandy Shangri-La that awaits you, head down to one of Mozambique’s stunning beaches and make some summer memories under the warm African sun.