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Paje Beach

Paje, Tanzania
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Paje, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous beach. No sun set as we are in the east side of the Island (and I love sunsets). The difference when low and high tide is amazing. Best place for kite surfing.

Thank AneNemro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for kiting and swimming. When the tide is low the water is very shallow and safe for kids. Beautiful, quiet beach and much more pleasant than Nungwi.

Thank Nrch1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Paje Beach in September. The weather was lovely and I could get a good swim during high tide. Advice: ■ There are nice kiosks and restaurants on the beach, so take some money. ■ Do not go to deep into the water as...More

2  Thank Johan B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It is an incredible beach although the very low tides in the afternoon limits bathing time to the morning. There are a lot of sea urchins (which tend to open in the afternoon) in many places so you have to be extra careful where you...More

2  Thank isol93
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

There were not too many beach vendors when I was there. Take your camera, swimsuit and maybe beach shoes. You won't believe how far the tide goes back during the day. The beach dries out and becomes a road.

Thank _cornishpixie7_mk
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Michambi for 14 days in may. Rain season. Most of the locations are closed, starting with 6 days only rain all roads changed into mud streams and the beach full of seaweed. Nevertheless the sand is soft, the sea is warm and when...More

Thank Bulamu
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Amazing kitesurf and relax beach. 1 of the best beaches ive ever seen. Everything you need and really good vibe!

Thank Ute_Aloha
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

For people who look for a secluded beach with nothing on it, this one is perfect. The problem is that the locals always come to disturb the peace and quiet and try to sell stuff to you. Also, there are not much restaurants to eat,...More

Thank LevyShahar
Reviewed 14 April 2017

"NEW Teddy's Place" should better change its name to "Pardies"! It's an amazing place for backpackers. I spend 10 days there just relaxing at the beach, at the bar or in the hammock. Rooms and restrooms are clean, staff is very friendly and in case...More

Thank thomas922017
Reviewed 11 April 2017

one of the most beautiful beaches i've seen so far. Blue water and really good vibes! Also some nice restaurants with good food.

Thank vanderpaljurre
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Gary H
Hi all. I'm hearing several different and conflicting reports about the swimming conditions at various beaches around the Island. So can someone please confirm (or not) that when the tide is out, or at it's lowest, swimming is a no-no at Paje ?. I get the impression that the beach is really only swimmable at high tide..?..or basically for a few hours a day,... and that goes for most East coast beaches. I have also heard that the beaches at Nungwi in the north are swimmable all day, regardless of tide levels....is this correct,?..this could seriously alter my choice of resort on Zanzibar.!! Basically, where is my best beach rewsort option for maximum swim and time.? Many thanks
12 August 2016|
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Response from Nametx2 N | Reviewed this property |
You are absolutely right. Only Nungwi and Kendwa are swimmable all day long. Eastern beaches are swimmable at high tide hours only. The specific times are announced daily by the hotels. At other times, you can walk in the... More