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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit. The first in February with white sand, this time in august there was white sand and seaweed. It did not detract from the beauty of this paradise it indeed gave the beach another dimension. To walk on the seaweed was like a soft spongy carpet. We were still able to swim and snorkel , just... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beach is like a paradise but that beach have a another face also. Italian hotels owners treat local people as a slaves! They don't pay them salary enough. Just 2-4 € / day and they working long hours. No complain becouse they will loose their job. There is entairment for example acrobats. And to them they pay less than 20... More

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kampala, uganda
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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