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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3.5
214 reviews
Excellent
30
Very good
72
Average
80
Poor
25
Terrible
7

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, Canada510 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, Egypt400 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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CFEIII
Austin, TX4,540 contributions
Jan. 2020
We were at Coco Beach a couple of times while I was in Dar es Salaam. It is mostly a local spot with a few scattered tourists. Really nice beach, a bit trashy, but tolerable, good seafood and cheap drinks. You are definitely out of the tourist zone when you are here.
Written 9 January 2020
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Daniel K
Angers, France149 contributions
Dec. 2019
I enjoyed this beach walking, mingling with the local population. There was a beach soccer tournament and I guess I must have been the only foreigner there!
Written 6 January 2020
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Andrew Briggs
Tanzania24 contributions
Dec. 2019
Its a place which locals use so you get a good African feel. Lots of cafes along the sea shore selling local types of food.
Written 5 January 2020
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