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Watamu Beach

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Address: Watamu, Malindi, Kenya
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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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Stunning!

This will always be one of my favourite beaches, for its soft white sands, and hotels that dont encroach too much. Snorkelling in the Marine Park wonderful and the Local Ocean... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Bristol
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This will always be one of my favourite beaches, for its soft white sands, and hotels that dont encroach too much. Snorkelling in the Marine Park wonderful and the Local Ocean Conservation organisation make it a perfect haven for anyone interested in nature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is soo nice looks like a fairy tale not much to offer if you what to go around but for a calm week-end with small kids yes you can try it. Definitely

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

A beautiful beach....We stayed at Turtle Bay Beach Resort which had direct access. I liked the fact that you were not bothered by local tradesmen, and if approached and refused, that was accepted.

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Thank Linda R
Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Wonderful! Lots of improvement on the cleanliness of the beach. Very helpful local guides who are available for some hire - keeps them off drugs and also supports them on the community tourism

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Thank Herbert D
Diani Beach, Kenya
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54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Watamu comes across as a rustic sleepy town to me. There is a lot less going on than in places such a Watamu and Diani. That said there are a good celection of fantastic restaurants and places to have a few drinks. The beach is a let down for me. A lot of coral and seaweed though this may be... More 

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Thank AcaciaGM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

We went for one day to stay in watamu white sandy beach! Was amazing! We walk a lot...water is so blue!!!! We went to the restaurant at the beach of Sun Palm Beach Resort and had a lunch there. There's pizza and so nice food. We had a good lunch and good drinks. Definitely recommend it.

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Thank ivanastt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Watamu for a couple of weeks in during November. I was so disappointed with Watamu's beaches. Yes, the setting is beautiful, the sand white and sea blue but oh dear, the plastic pollution is awful. I have never, ever seen so many discarded plastic bottles, plastic bags and general waste. I was truly shocked. Watamu Beach and Barracuda... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Quite a bit of seaweed this time of year...and noisy construction around Hemmingways resort. But a huge expanse of beach great for walks and lots of shallows for paddling and swimming in front of Ocean Sports. A few traders on the beach selling their wears... these were fine when I was with my other half. But when alone they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

the beach is good for resting and having sea breezes with family to enjoy, take swimming gear and cameras and eye glasses

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed right by Turtle Bay Resort. Went deep sea fishing with Big John's Excursion. Phone numbet +254 727 417258 had a half day fishing trip caught some great fish. Captain kept trying new baits. He hooked into 2 sailfish at same time. Landed them both. U want to fishing in Kenya go with these guys

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