Mozambique Coast

Mozambique is blessed with a stunning, picture-postcard coastline. Long, quiet beaches; tall, swaying palms; the warm waters of the Indian Ocean; you get the picture.

  • Fishing boats on sandy beach at Tofo, Mozambique © Aqua,Shutterstock

    Fishing boats on sandy beach at Tofo, Mozambique

Nestled between Tanzania and South Africa, Mozambique is blessed with 2,500km of stunning pristine coastline. With idyllic beaches, some that stretch for miles and beautiful warm Indian Ocean waters. From Pemba in the north down to the lively capital city of Maputo in the south, wherever you choose to go, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

  • Pemba:  Pemba is the main coastal town of the north. A former colonial outpost and important port city with wide avenues that line the bay. Today tourists tend to favour Wimbe Beach, about 5km east of town.
  • Tofo and Barra beaches:  These fine beaches form part of Inhambane province. Tofo has long been popular for diving. It’s quite vibrant with a party atmosphere and popular with budget travellers. Nearby Barra beach is quieter.
  • Vilanculos: A small coastal town and popular getaway. Vilanculos is considered the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago which lies just offshore. Diving and fishing can be arranged from here along with dhow cruises and whale watching in season (July and October). Watch the fisherman as they bring in their catch, this will be on tonight’s menu no doubt. Visit the bustling markets or enjoy horse riding on the beach.
  • Maputo: A Dynamic and vibrant coastal city. Wide avenues are flanked by beautiful colonial buildings and striking jacaranda and flame trees. Lively markets are fun to explore and there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Mozambique Island:  This is another gem. Once an important bustling trading centre under Portuguese rule it is now a quiet and atmospheric island with UNESCO World Heritage Site status. There are some beautiful historic buildings, ones to note are the elegant neo-classical hospital, Fort Sao Sabastiao and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte. The island is just 3km long and between 200 and 500m wide and linked to the mainland by a 3km bridge.
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Mozambique Coast

Fishing boats on sandy beach at Tofo, Mozambique

Mozambique is blessed with a stunning, picture-postcard coastline. Long, quiet beaches; tall palms; warm waters of the Indian Ocean, you get the picture.

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