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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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Well worth a visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Garrison, United Kingdom
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Garrison, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bakersfield, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of the best beaches in Africa. The beaches are clean water is clear and warm. They have plenty of water sports like snorkeling, kite surfing, dolphin watching, deep sea fishing and paddle boarding. It has beautiful upscale resorts. They catch some of the biggest fish u have ever seen

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Nairobi
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118 reviews 118 reviews
57 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Means it's a sweet place.. I would say this is one of the best beach in kenya which is not far from civilization and has still kept itself clean and crystal .. I guess thanks to the Mida creek on the other side of it.. Lovely place do go and visit

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Nairobi, Kenya
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nothing epitomises a beach holiday destination quite like Watamu.If you want a quiet,peaceful and relaxed holiday on the Kenyan coastline then Watamu is it.

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Callaway, Minnesota
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27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Spent a day here walking the beach, swimming and then a two hour snorkel trip. It was all very nice, but to be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed as I was expecting perhaps a more spectacular beach setting. It was nice for sure, but the random layout of the various hotels and beach cafes and the such left a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

beautiful sea and white sand. Clear water. Shade and sun beds at Giorgio's and Safari's seaside resort. They prepared for us excellent and inexpensive grilled fish and lobsters. If you need a place to stay look for the nearby Kira's House

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