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The Rock, a 'tidal restaurant' on the beach at Pingwe

Pingwe is a village on the Tanzanian island of Unguja, which is part of Zanzibar. It is one of two villages located in the east of the island at the northern tip of Michamvi Peninsula. It lies immediately to the east of the village of Kae. In 2018, Pingwe Beach was named one of the world's best beaches in the "Special Ambience" category, according to[1] The beach's restaurant, called The Rock and situated on a massive rock only connected to the beach at low tide, has been called "painfully postcard-perfect."[2]


  • Finke, J. (2006) The Rough Guide to Zanzibar (2nd edition). New York: Rough Guides.


  1. ^ Planet, Lonely. "Experts reveal the best beaches in the world". Lonely Planet News. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  2. ^ Court, Jay (2016-07-01). "How to Run a Restaurant in the Middle of the Indian Ocean". Munchies. Retrieved 2018-12-23.

Coordinates: 6°09′S 39°31′E / 6.150°S 39.517°E / -6.150; 39.517