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“You have to visit Watamu”
Review of Watamu Beach

Watamu Beach
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Malindi
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Malindi is a great place because it is a city with access to many amenities like banks, supermarkets etc, but the beach can sometimes be polluted by the flooding nearby Sabaki river. The beach then becomes full of leaves and the water is brownish. Not so in watamu. The sand is clean and the water clear throughout the year.
My only problem was the many beach boys, who assume everybody to be Italian. They have no respect for privacy.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We made the taxi trip to this beach as in past years it has been in spectacular condition with some interesting local crafts and items of interest. The beach was covered in huge quantities of dense seaweed,the shops have been knocked down so as not toobstruct a yet again unfinished building site which is just rubble and the whole area resembled a run-down area.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We were staying in Mtwapa but had to come all the way to Watamu for it's beautiful white-sand beaches. There sort of "island" isolations which are a few meters from the beaches and u can walk through the ocean to them (on low tides.. which is awesome) or take a boat ride service offered by locals. From Mombasa, it's about 1.5hrs drive

1  Thank Davie M
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

It is probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! you can take boats out to the coral reef or sip a cool drink in the bar at Ocean Sports!

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Seven kilometers of sugar white sand, shallow waters with a nice temperature, and it is not even crowded. This has to be one of the best beaches in the entire world. Don't miss the "Short Beach" at the very south end, by the KWS HQ. It is a hidden gem.

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