Top 5 Beaches in Somalia

1. Murcanyo Beach

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Murcanyo Beach

Murcanyo (Somali: Muranyo, Arabic: مورايو‎), also known as Bander Murcaayo (alternatively Bandar Murcaayo or Bunder Marayah) is a coastal town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia. It is situated in the autonomous Puntland region.

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Murcanyo Beach

Murcanyo is located at 11°41′34.98″N 50°27′25.34″E, in the Gulf of Aden. It lies 7 nautical miles (8 miles) southwest of Habo, 18 nautical miles (21 miles) southwest of Ras Filuk, and 38 nautical miles (44 miles) east of Qandala.

The town is situated along the beach of a long bay that borders the Gulf of Aden.

Murcanyo lies at the foot of the Jebel Murcanyo mountains (Jebel meaning mountain in Arabic), also known as Jebel Marayah.

This mountain range stretches across the Bari region to the Indian Ocean coastline at Bargal. The range consists of cream-coloured limestone, as well as sandstone, shale and quartz.

2. Jazeera Beach

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Jazeera Beach

Jazeera Beach (also known as Gezira Beach; Somali: Xeebta Jasiira or Xeebta Jaziira) is a beach which overlooks the Somali Sea near the city of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Here, thousands of people gather to relax on weekends as part of Somali seagoing culture. The Jazeera Beach just a few kilometres south of the capital has gained popularity with the returning diaspora with hotels, restaurants, and boat riding springing up everywhere. This employs hundreds of youth and stimulates both the local tourism industry and the economy.

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Jazeera Beach

International tourists mostly from Turkey, America, the UK, Italy, Germany, and Malaysia visit Jazeera Beach.

The beach offers tourists the chance to see the animal market in Jazeera where camels, cows, goats, sheep and wildlife are sold, as well as the salt mining processes located there.

The features of the beach include a small island which can be accessed by tourists by renting a boat.

The Indian Ocean coastline here features some of the most impressive beaches in the world. With pure sand, temperate waters and abundant wildlife, diaspora returnees and foreign investors are keen to develop this waterfront beach into a popular tourist destination.

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Jazeera Beach, Mogadishu

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Jazeera Beach, Mogadishu

3. Adale Beach

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Adale Beach, Middle Shabelle - Hirshabelle

Adale (Somali: Cadale or ’Adale, also El Athale or Itala) is a place in southern Somalia with about 5600 inhabitants. [1] It lies on the coast of the Indian Ocean and is the main town of the Adale district in the Shabeellaha Dhexe region.

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Adale Beach
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Adale Beach

4. Liido Beach

Liido Beach: The heart of Mogadishu

Lido Beach (Somali: Xeebta Liido) is a beach in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, which overlooks the Somali Sea. The name Lido derives from the Italian word for "beach". Lido is also very popular amongst locals.

The beach in northern Mogadishu was developed in the late 1930s for the Italian colonists living in the capital of Italian Somalia. In the 1950s it was fully developed.[citation needed]

After prolonged decades of war and anarchy in the capital, from 1991 the beach fell into disuse.

Today, hundreds of families come to relax on Mogadishu's coastline each weekend. People stay out at Lido Beach way past dusk to watch the beautiful night skyline and the deep blue ocean. This is a perfect place to get the fresh perspective of a rediscovered Somalia.

Somalia has the longest coastline in Africa with 3100 km along the Indian Ocean, which is home to attractive beaches valuable for tourism. To make Somalia one of the biggest entertaining and tourist destination spots in Africa, Lido Beach has seafood restaurants, hotels, and parks.

The Somali diaspora plays an important role in recovering Mogadishu, building new luxury downtown and beaches like the village, Ocean restaurant, Beder restaurant, Lido seafood restaurant, City Palace and many more that attract international tourists.[citation needed] There are many newly established businesses here

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Liido Beach, Mogadishu

5. Kismayo Beach

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Kismayo Beach, Jubbaland, Somalia

Kismayo (Somali: Kismaayo; Arabic: كيسمايو‎, Kīsmāyū; Italian: Chisimaio) is a port city in the southern Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose) province of Somalia. It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region.

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Kismayo Beach

The city is situated 528 kilometres (328 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, near the mouth of the Jubba River, where the waters empty into the Somali Sea. According to the United Nations Development Programme, the city of Kismayo had a population of around 89,333 in 2005.

During the Middle Ages, Kismayo and its surrounding area was part of the Ajuran Empire that governed much of southern Somalia and eastern Ethiopia, with its domain extending from Hobyo in the north, to Qelafo in the west, to Kismayo in the south.

In the early modern period, Kismayo was ruled by the Geledi Sultanate and by the later 1800s, the Boqow dynasty. The kingdom was eventually incorporated into Italian Somaliland in 1910 after the death of the last sultan, Osman Ahmed. After independence in 1960, the city was made the center of the official Kismayo District.

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