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Address: Watamu, Malindi 80200, 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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Really nice views. Hawkers are a bit annoying and deeper water would've been nice. We went to papa remo beach club which is pricey but class.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach was and could be amazing. However it suffers from serious erosion and litter problems. The medina hotels has huge sandbags on the beach front. See photos. The authorities seem to do nothing about the litter and the illegal fishing in the reserve

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1 Thank david l
dublin, ireland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice views. Hawkers are a bit annoying and deeper water would've been nice. We went to papa remo beach club which is pricey but class.

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1 Thank i4detail
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good experience. Really enjoyed it. Though was there for only a night , but definitely will go there again. Quite n relaxing. Good place to go.

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Thank Burhanuddin M
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The village of Watamu, along with its many beaches, is an amazing place to visit. Our family of 5 spent a week there is July of 2016. There are multiple beaches to visit during your stay (turtle bay beach, blue beach, watamu bay beach, garoda beach) all of which can be accessed within a 10 min tuk-tuk ride. As many... More 

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boston
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Great food and beautiful beach to walk around. We also had good ice cream and bought fresh fruits and veggies. People are friendly and assumed we were Italian tourist.

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Thank SanPABosDC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Watamu Beach is a truly beautiful beach! Low tide is by far the best time to visit because erosion and development have taken over a fair amount of the shoreline. The low tide time has amazing tidal pools and soft white sand to explore. Do be wary of young locals who walk the shore with you then ask for money.... More 

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Thank Morgan B
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Simply fantastic for a number of reasons; beautiful sand for walks or a run in the morning or afternoon when the tide is low. Excellent dive sites with a rich coral barrier and an incredible variety of marine fauna with good dive centers along the beach. Small shops along the beach where you can buy souvenirs. On offer include beaded... More 

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1 Thank josorb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing coral beach and blue water. Better when the ocean is flat. The beachboys will annoy you as crazy if you let them talk. Get a fresh coconut and drink it in the water. Nice experience

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1 Thank Alessandro D
Ripon, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The town of Watamu is located on Kenyas east coast about 90 km north of Mombasa. It is an ideal place for those who prefer to be away from the commercial centre of Mombasa. The beaches are superb. My favourite place to stay is Turtle Bay Beach Club. There are many attractions to visit nearby such as Arabuko Forest, a... More 

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2 Thank John W
Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This is beautiful white sand beach which unfolds its true beauty once the tide is low. Then the water reveals beautiful white sand bottom full of small holes trapping small fishes in there and forming crystal water lagoons where people usually sit or lie down and enjoy warm water and white sand mini swimming pools. There are lots of locals... More 

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