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Watamu Beach

Watamu, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 716 296108
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Many beach boys in the beach area. They suggest to boy souvenirs, to book an excursions. Sometimes... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Sandra P
Watamu Beach and Marine National Park

We were on this beach daily during our stay at a resort with direct access. Apart from the... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Sevin H
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“white sand” (11 reviews)
“water sports” (5 reviews)
“marine park” (6 reviews)
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Watamu, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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+254 716 296108
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Many beach boys in the beach area. They suggest to boy souvenirs, to book an excursions. Sometimes they are very pushy.

Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

We were on this beach daily during our stay at a resort with direct access. Apart from the numerous tourists, it is vibrant with locals at the weekends and many stalls selling local handicrafts. We bought colourful beach wraps and towels, bags, sandals which are...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Watamu marine park is beautiful and very inviting. It's a clean beach ⛱ with the sparkling white sand. A stay at Turtle bay beach club is the best place to experience this lovely beach. Dolphins watching, water sports and beach walks are some of the...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

After visiting Malindi and Diani, my favourite coastal town is definitely Watamu. The beaches are nicer, less crowded and less touristy. We discovered some lonely coral reefs which are a great spot for sunsets and sunrises. The town is also cheaper compared to Malindi and...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

When I went it was quite quiet so was the place to go off peak time when you don't want too many folk around.

Thank KimCambsUK
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Picturesque beaches and warm water. Feels as if you are in the carribean. Nice hotel bars accessible from the beach. Friendly local craftsmen willing to hand make souvenirs per order.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Had a wonderful meal in a restaurant overlooking the beach then wandered out to some bits of coral that are islands when the tide is in.

Thank Conquester
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A must see it's endless beach is beautiful when the tide goes out you can walk for miles to see the coral and sea life

Thank julie m
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The beach is quite magnificent. If we ever return I would love to stay there. We had lunch at a tiny hut. The food was good but it was more about the location. There is a lot of pressure from the locals to eat at...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Watamu is one of my favorite beaches. White sand, blue ocean with a fantastic temperature, and a magnificent view. There are several restaurants and hotels and the food is amazing. I have been there several times and will for sure go back.

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eenEthiopia
23 May 2016|
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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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