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Watamu Beach

Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
+254 716 296108
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It is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! you can take boats out to the coral... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2013
SarahHart
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Gloucestershire
One of the best beaches in the world

Seven kilometers of sugar white sand, shallow waters with a nice temperature, and it is not even... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2012
PHR67
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Mumbai, India
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The coastal village of Watamu is known for its wonderful white sand beach. The region is protected as part of the Watamu National Marine Park.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“white sand” (11 reviews)
“water sports” (5 reviews)
“marine park” (6 reviews)
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Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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+254 716 296108
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

It is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! you can take boats out to the coral reef or sip a cool drink in the bar at Ocean Sports!

2  Thank SarahHart
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Reviewed 25 December 2012

Seven kilometers of sugar white sand, shallow waters with a nice temperature, and it is not even crowded. This has to be one of the best beaches in the entire world. Don't miss the "Short Beach" at the very south end, by the KWS HQ....More

1  Thank PHR67
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Now this beach is beautiful with the views of the Indian Ocean. It has extreme low tides at different times of the day. I was staying at a house for three weeks in November so saw a lot of seaweed on the beach area and...More

1  Thank 10,356
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Safe to say probably Kenya's most beautiful beach. Numerous things to do, and Ideal for watersports. Tribe Watersports operate from this beach providing a world class water sports experience in Kitesurfing and Paddle Boarding. could not recommend a better place than to spend your holiday.

Thank benkelliher
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

The beach is really clean, which is great. There are few visitors so you can enjoy some privacy. Simply one of the best beaches along the Kenyan coast.

Thank Otiende
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Much nicer than Malindi beach, Watamu beach is absolutely beautiful, especially as you go further south down it

Thank Louise M
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

My family loved Watamu beach. If you are looking for a fun and exciting adventure during your stay, I highly recommend booking a day trip on one of the colorful boats that pass by the shore. We had an amazing day on one of these...More

2  Thank Ioana T
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Excellent white sand.....no hasslers......waters receant upto a mile in the morning.....beautiful smell of the ocean....the works!

3  Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

My rating is based on what I saw, that time of year. I've read somewhere that at one time it was considered a top 10 beach in the world. When I visited in May, every beach was covered in seaweed, LOTS of it. The water...More

Thank Zulusafari
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Its a beautiful place with clean sandy beaches and a wow place to watch for turtles and have a swim. It has a wonderful hotels and resorts around for accommodation and restaurants. Its easily accessed both by road and air.

Thank mwas
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Response from Collin F | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Actually yes! there is lots of small villages and also the beach is long. So you can always find some place there. just be careful about the tide. its changing each 6 hours.
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