Mozambique’s 2,500 km of Indian Ocean coastline is mainly made up of empty, palm-fringed, sandy beaches where luxury hotels and lodges in Mozambique cater for the most discerning traveller. Here are details of just some of the mainland’s best beaches.
Although Inhaca Island may be considered the major attraction, the mainland also has a number of fine beaches in Mozambique. Surfers, in particular, will be drawn to the big waves of Praia da Macaneta which can be reached by boat from Maputo. The 117km journey to the golden sands of Ponta do Ouro requires a 4×4 vehicle while just 5 km north from there is the beautiful beach of Ponta Malongane.
A wonderful beach of endless white sand, Praia de Zalala is reached from Quelimane by 45 km of good road. The beach is lined by dense and leafy casuarina trees. Praia de Pebane is another white sand beach north of Quelimane.
The palm-lined beach of Praia do Wimbe is noted for its white sand and clear blue waters. On holiday in Mozambique visitors can walk along Wimbe beach to reach the lighthouse and nearby Praia do Farol beach. Mecufi and Mocímboa da Praia beaches are also recommended. Ibo Island and the Quirimbas Archipelago may be reached by boat from Pemba.