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Watamu Beach

Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Malindi
Type: Beaches
Description: 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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kampala, uganda
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This bay is stunning. Only during the nov to feb time as the seaweed is away. Do not go during june july as you will be knee deep in seaweed. There are many places to stay and good places to eat. Deep sea fishing and scuba diving are a must.

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MALINDI- KENYA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

one of the finest beach, a world renowed, its white sandy beach and crystal clear water offers one a wide range of sports, ideal for kids too! Taking a boat trip and scuba dive with the dolphins at times, makes it an experience of its own!!!

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berkshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The best place ever, we have been here 3 times and this hotel is the only place we would stay, staff so lovely and they work so hard for very little money. The beach is beautiful and the local people would do any thing for you, although they have nothing there smiles say it all. Happy times, really looking forward... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

White sands, nice resorts, great reef, nice mix of local touch and foreign-oriented businesses, easy access from Malindi

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The beach was lovely . White sands and fantastic rock pools at low tide. Lovely walking in the cool of the morning seeing all the wild life along the shore. Snorkling was fun in the warm water with plenty to see. Thanks to Nemo for showing us around.

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Nairobi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We visited Watamu beach on Christmas day and the beach is excellent. The only dissapointment was lack of good restaurants by the beach.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very nice and shallow beach. However the properties on the beach are apparently into some legal issue and have been closed down. There is a nice Italian restaurant on the beach. Be ware of corals while walking in water - they are pretty sharp!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Beautiful white sand beach with these unbelievable crabs that are constantly scurrying everywhere. This is the best beach in the area by far. We had a very relaxing day there.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

a short tuk tuk ride to us to a lovely beach with no beach boys. nice sand and a nice little beach, but once the tide was out there was little to offer except hard coral for meters and drying seaweed with brought in the flies. Time your visit well!

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w mids
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The only thing missing was a Bounty Bar.lol.....remember those ads from the 70's? Well the beach was amazing with small crabs darting across the pure white sand and diving down into their holes, and eels in the rock pools, the beach is steeped with nature and history, it would be so easy to miss out on the best bits. There... More

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