Zanzibar is famous for its white sand beaches. Some of them are excellent for running — wide, with firm sand. One thing to know about beach running on Zanzibar is that there’s a dramatic difference between high and low tide. The beaches below are great for running around low tide, but most of the beach gets eaten up at high tide. Here are our recommendations on the best beaches for running on Zanzibar. TIDE CHART
Public Beach, Zanzibar City. About 1 km of decent beach for running.
Nungwi Beach. This white sand beach at the Nyngwi Village at northern end of Zanzibar is lovely for running. There’s about 1 km of fairly wide beach, and another ~1 km of narrower beach where running is more tidally dependent. This beach is only really decent for running at low ride.
- Depends on beach chosen. Kiwenga Beach is the longest and most continuous