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Bamburi Beach

Malindi Road, Mombasa, Kenya
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Ranked #11 of 20 Attractions in Mombasa
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Mombasa, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Situated at the North Of Mombasa, its arguably the largest, popular and populous beach in Mombasa. A wide range of coastal delicacies , African attire and African art are sold there. The Counties effort in maintaining security and its cleanliness is quite impressive.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful beach, warm white sand, gentle ocean, pleasant bars. Just watch the beach boys and vendors.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

along the beaches pirates beach and bamburi beach are next to each other, and at the beach you will find dozens of jobless crooks who will greet you in a very friendly way and then insist on you trying their boat rides or photo shooting, just avoid them because they will charge you according to your colour and race :)

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Romford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

just come back from bamburi beach, which to us is our favourite beach on the north coast of mombasa, we have been there many times and when there we walk either way from our hotel every day to exercise after eating and drinking all day, not so many beach boys / sellers now because of the travel advisory from the... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice beach common with tourists although I personally preferred Kenyatta beach as it is where Kenyan families go and it was fun talking to Kenyans. Also less touts as they were busy with the tourists in Bambury

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Leicester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Amazing fun here, this beach is always a must! Spend time on the glass bottomed boats, go for a dip in the reef n swim amongst the fishs, take a camel ride on the sand or simply sip coconuts and eat fresh food whilst soaking up the sun. And if u dont wanna leave... dont! Simply wait for the sun... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed at one of the resorts in Bamburi beach mid April-beginning of May which happened to be their low season and therefore the beach wasn't crowded with tourists. However, due to the low amount of tourists as soon as one tries to stroll down the beach or go for a swim, one is hounded by people selling all kinds... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What a wonderful beach but spoiled by crowds of locals trying to sell you things. be very careful about giving money to people without seeing the goods. you can bargain with people for the goods on offer but be careful not to pay too much. beautiful beach with excellent scenery if you can survive the crowds.

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west yorkshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

the uk visitors don't excist any more how the sellers survive we don't know really think if prices of holidays don't come down soon Kenya wont be on peoples list to go too any more

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Cape Town
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Go to one of the beaches south or north of this. Too many beachboys/ girls, hustlers and sellers. You won't be left alone, except in your hotel. And the beach is not that clean. Il Covo is an alright place to party though, and Kahama popular among the Nairobians who come to Mombasa (can watch sports there as well). Some... More

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