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Watamu Beach

Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Malindi
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner 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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Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Watamu Beach is my favorite along the peaceful Kenya coast. Nearby hotels are reasonably priced and comfortable. The underwater park is a highlight. Don't miss it.

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Eldoret, Rift Valley, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

walking around the white sand beach was a lovely experience it was so refreshing feel the breeze from the ocean. had a memorable experience will definitely plan for another visit soon away from bara

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Watamu has a marine park where we took part in snorkeling. After that we tasted the night life of Watamu which was very vibrant.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

walking on the beach and picking shells was very exciting. Walking bare feet was tricky coz the ground was prickly. We also saw crabs and were even able to hold some in our hands. The ocean had gone away to the other side so we could easily walk on the dry land without fear.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is largely uninterfered with and has turtles that come to the beach to lay their eggs and return to the sea

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Thika, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It speaks of itself.. paradise on Earth. I and my daughter really had fun. I loved the clean sandy beaches and the fresh air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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Helsinki
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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