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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.
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Watamu, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

very nice beach, but only possible to swim with low tide around full moon. The rest of the days it is very choppy and not clear due to current and wind. Beach is full of salemen which can be bothersome. Temperature of water and climate...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Francesco C
Reviewed 13 August 2019

Lovely quiet beach, it was clean, i was able to jog 3km without any incident. It was very peaceful no beach boys to disturb visitors

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Beatrice V
Reviewed 13 August 2019

Wonderful place to stay, beautiful beach and so peaceful. Not over run by tourists yet. The sea is clean and unpolluted. Great with kids, or families.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank judysam2016
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Watamu has one of the cleanest and best beaches in the East African coastal line. The view is breathtaking, and people around very friendly. The Muslims, who are majority, welcome you to their culture quite nicely. You can enjoy boat rides and very likely spot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank imc0072017
Reviewed 9 June 2019

Waking up with the sound of waves crashing together. My family and I spent one week there. There ice a gelataria 1km away. A wonderful buffet every Friday. The place is really warm. The only down part was that once in a while someone comes...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SavyTailor1234
Reviewed 7 April 2019

Watamu offers many different area to enjoy the white Indian Ocean beaches. From the bay of 7 island to Mida creek. The best spot is in front of Garoda resort because the water is always crystal and the beach is ideal for as long walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Saby-Piero
Reviewed 30 March 2019 via mobile

Well but a lot of seaweed but you can enjoy the crabs on the beach in the morning and also some mokeys

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 157nk
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

The place is warmer and the climate is very conducive for all humans from any country so welcome to.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tonyclassic44
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Loved the beach... blue waters stretching as far as you can see & sand...pristine white sand...aaawesome!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank edith n
Reviewed 11 November 2018

You have to visit Papa Remo Beach Resort!!!!! great place, wonderfull people, very friendly owner, fantastic conditions on the beach and food!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank JanetDarekPoland
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23 May 2016|
Response from collintravellife | 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.