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Address: Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
Description: The coastal village of Watamu is known for its wonderful white sand beach...
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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I note from a recent reviewer that he did not find much to do outside his hotel. Only because he didnt make the effort to go and LOOK!!!!!!. It is essential that you make the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I note from a recent reviewer that he did not find much to do outside his hotel. Only because he didnt make the effort to go and LOOK!!!!!!. It is essential that you make the effort to tour the area and you will find a great many very interesting place and people.If you expect Blackpool,dont bother, if you want peace... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The beach is one of the best i have enjoyed in Kenya.Very white and enjoyable.You can ride the waves in the mid morning

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Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have many and varied demands of a holiday, I am a bird watcher and animal lover, my family are all active water sports enthusiasts and we love white beaches and warm seas. This beach H's everything. We rented a house on the beach close to the main facilities and from our terrace I could watch osprey, terns and pied... More 

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Spicewood, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited April 12th through the 14th. This time of year is the natural time when seaweed starts to come ashore. It was not an issue. We had great long walks on the beach in the white sugary sand. Our resort provided chair and coffee for some of the most spectacular sunrises. It starts the day with a happy feeling... More 

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MALINDI- KENYA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is indeed one perfect white sandy beach, and its crystal water of the indian ocean, offers one many beach activities a part from swimming, this is the place to be while on the coastal seas side of Kenya

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Garrison, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you are looking for a tranquil place to spend your day than this is it. This is one of the most beautyful beaches I have been, away from all the hastle and the beach boys, who are a common nuisance on the beaches near the resorts. Definitely a must is the Hamingway near by for a nice meal and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Most beachfront resorts are good... depends on your wallet as they're not cheap. I would have given Turtle Bay beach 5 stars but spoilt by the litter (mainly plastics washed up) and beach-boys who have no idea how they put tourst's off returning!!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Beautiful and no people hassling one on the beach or in the town. We just spend the day there and had a wonderful lunch at Hemingways.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I really enjoyed the beach (especially the south part aka 'British Beach' - noo beach boys!). The sand is really white and fine. Had some problems remembering the tides time, so I missed water few times - ha ha... I will come back!

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Cavallino-treporti
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Wonderfull wite beach with wite sand very thin, every bay different one fro the other and all deserving a visit. A must in Africa!

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