Is the beach 'swim-able"? Looking through the albums, I see a lot of pictures of the beach but no one is in the water. I also notice a lot of algae and sea weed. Everything looks beautiful. I just want to know will I be able to get into salt water while I am there.
Staying a week in the hotel we swam once in the ocean because of low tide at 10 in the morning. We had to walk really far to swim actually. and I was scared to step at the sea urchins. So we prefered swimming in the hotel swimming pool to in tbe ocean.
Yes you can swim. However the access to sea is not always easy, it depends on the tides. If you want to enjoy the best beach in pongwe it's just two minutes from the lodge, at pongwe hotel. It's a free access beach and it's beautiful. Yes there are algae ad in the whole East cost of zanzibar. You don't feel them when it's hight tide, and when it's low tide the colors look beautiful to me.
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