Coco Beach

Coco Beach, Dar es Salaam: Hours, Address, Coco Beach Reviews: 3.5/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Diana S
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Awesome the place to relax, refresh mind and exchanging ideas with team. We enjoyed the beach sand and population was great to us. It is friendly to all the of people from children then
Written 25 May 2022
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Linah Lazaro
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Amazing clean beach . Best restaurants. Water was very clean and warm . Truly idyllic. The sand was also very soft, and the water temperature perfect!
Written 24 May 2022
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Stefan83
Lubeck, Germany39 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
The scenery would have been nice and the location close to downtown is attractive. Looking at older pictures it seems as if the place had deteriorated with the construction of the new highway along the beach. They must have cut down all the palm trees in the process.
Now, it's a long stretch of sand with no shade, rubbish, milky waters for obscure reasons and a line of local vendors and very modest beach bars. No showers. Desperate vendors walk up to you wherever you go and we were met by drunks and prostitutes.

If you are looking for a local beach I suggest you take a boat to one of the islands or go to Mbezi Beach north of the city (about 30mins of the city centre). Or you take the catamaran ferry to Sansibar (90mins). Dar may serve as a hub for your travels of Tanzania but it's not exactly inviting to stay.
Written 28 March 2022
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Timothy M
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Very beautiful place by the support of bisech company limited....they have awesome services for both customers
Written 16 August 2021
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1 443 contributions
Jul 2021
This beach is really quite lovely for a beach so close to downtown. There are several "hut" restaurants but no real facilities for changing or showering. There are quite a few hawkers that are bothersome.
Written 24 July 2021
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Wandi
12 contributions
Jul 2021
I met a friend at Coco Beach for dinner and watching her children frolic in the water. I was pleased with the fried fish dish that I ordered. It was both tasty and promptly delivered. Plenty of locals enjoying the gentle waves, made for good entertainment.
Written 11 July 2021
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Munir D
Toronto, Canada528 contributions
Dec 2020
When visitors arrive in Tanzania they will be told about this beach. Unfortunately it is not the best beach in Dar es Salaam as it has a lot of rubbish, plastic bottles, tyres, old clothes, fishing nets, different flotsam and jetsam.

The other problem is that the beach gets overcrowded. If at all you want a little bit of social distancing (during the pandemic) this is not possible unless one goes at odd hours when I am told it can be a little dangerous.

The ocean has some waves, the scenery is good but the management needs to greatly improve the facilities.

If you have three days in Dar es Salaam (with a few more days in Zanzibar) I suggest:

Day 1] Spend time at one resort (suggest Ramada in Kunduchi) just for a night with a sea facing room;
Day 2] Spend one day visiting Mbudya and Bongoyo - you will get your best quota of Sand and the Indian Ocean. Boat Rides can be arranged by Ramada. We had an excellent snorkeling guide for Mbudya by the name of Mohamed and hadlunch here with fresh Red Snapper and fries (inform them in advance). We covered Bongoyo on the same day.
Day 3 (take a city tour of Dar es Salaam to know more of the city and end the day watching a beautiful sunset from Msasani Slipway which by itself is a vibrant place with many restaurants, saloons, stores etc.). You can also by souvenirs here.

Also do try to have a light lunch at Karambazi Restaurant in Sea Cliff Hotel which offers a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean.
Written 6 January 2021
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msafrica
Maryland116 contributions
Oct 2020
I enjoy sitting by the ocean, particularly after work on Friday or on the weekend. There are a couple of very basic restaurants that it's nice to sit and have a drink. There don't seem to be any menus but the mishkaki and chips are very good. There are a bunch of vendors that will sell you anything from cassava chips to sunglasses to a pedicure. Plus people that want to serenade you for a few shillings. They're not aggressive and generally move on with a no, thank you. There are so many families out on the weekend. It's a nice place to gather. There are also a lot of stalls along the beach. It's not attractive but it certainly feels local. You can see the Maasai out doing jumping contests or hear pop music from DJs. Lots of people will say that it's too dangerous but I think it's a great way to spend the day. It also doesn't look like the cleanest beach to swim in. I don't think I would get in but there are plenty of people who do.
Written 12 October 2020
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Alfredy Jackson
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania166 contributions
Aug 2020
It's nice beach to hangout with the local people from around Dar es Salaam, but the challenge comes it's not well maintained in terms of cleanness, safety and too much crowded during the weekend or in the evening etc..this can be a huge challenge to the tourist.
when you go with your kids, must be very careful taking care of your kid, special when it's too crowded.
The best time to enjoy the beach is morning from 10am to 3pm where by it's not very crowded.
but it's nice place to enjoy the view swim as well as trying the local food. especial cassava cripes, chips etc.
Written 4 October 2020
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Hussam S
Cairo, Egypt439 contributions
Feb 2020
- Not V. Clean Sand B. with Some Ocean Water Waves ... Not Interesting + No Activities + Semi Empty.
- Around is Priv. Area so No Public Transportation?
Written 31 March 2020
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