One of the best kept secrets of Tanzania are the beaches that are tucked away along the northern coast of Tanzania. The perfect alternative to the commercialized beaches of Zanzibar or Southern Kenya, these magical white sand beaches lined with coconut palms provide the perfect peaceful beach escape. Small villages and lovely locals add to the ambiance of this lost paradise.
A preferred nesting ground for sea turtles, the ocean life is spectacular providing for perfect snorkeling or diving. Deep sea fishing, sailing, canoeing, and other water activities can all be arranged. Several properties also have bicycles available.
There are a handful of accommodations in the area, often a fraction of the price of the equivalent in Zanzibar. One hour South of Tanga, the beaches can be reached by car or taxi. There are daily flights from Arusha to Pangani.