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“Beautiful Beach on the Indian Ocean”
Review of Bamburi Beach

Bamburi Beach
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Mombasa
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Lillestrom, Norway
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25 reviews
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“Beautiful Beach on the Indian Ocean”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is one of the best beaches on the Mombasa Coast. Very clean for the most part. Nice to take walks on the beach in the morning or at night. It is also very safe.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very nice location”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Very nice location, easy distance from Mombassa Airport which is quite important once you see the state of the roads and the driving there!
It is a shame that they don't do something about the amount of seaweed everywhere and you need to be prepared for the amount if hassle that you get from the "beach boys" all trying to sell you something or to entice you to swap your clothes, especially socks, for their wares
An interesting place indeed

Visited June 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
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“Public beach with a private feel”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

All visitors to Mombasa have to take the plunge or at least 'taste the ocean water'. The problem is that at times not everyone will afford to access the private beaches. So, if you find yourself in that situation, have no fear thanks to the public beaches, you can still taste the ocean.
I prefer the Mombasa or bamburi beach over Kenyatta beach popularly known as 'pirates'.
It is surrounded by many hotels which clean the beach every morning making it a clean and private place to take a swim.
Go on take the dip when you are there.

Visited May 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“Slightly spoilt”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The beach is absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous white sands, shallow turquoise waters, bobbing fishing boats in the distance catching fish and palm trees... all spoilt by constant nagging from the beach boys offering you safari trips and boats trips! Feel a bit let down we couldn't spend a few hours by the sea but we would have just been bombarded. They are very polite and friendly the 'Beach Boys' but not the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere we would have liked!

Visited May 2013
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Romford, United Kingdom
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“our favourite beach”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

our hotel, bamburi beach hotel is on bamburi beach, you can walk either way for exercise and also chat to the beach sellers and enjoy a bit of banter with the locals

Visited April 2013
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