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Watamu Beach

Watamu, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 716 296108
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Beautiful place.

The beach is quite magnificent. If we ever return I would love to stay there. We had lunch at a... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Sue S
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Watamu

Watamu is one of my favorite beaches. White sand, blue ocean with a fantastic temperature, and a... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Trine012
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Trondheim, Norway
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“white sand” (11 reviews)
“water sports” (5 reviews)
“marine park” (6 reviews)
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Watamu, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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+254 716 296108
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The beach is quite magnificent. If we ever return I would love to stay there. We had lunch at a tiny hut. The food was good but it was more about the location. There is a lot of pressure from the locals to eat at...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Watamu is one of my favorite beaches. White sand, blue ocean with a fantastic temperature, and a magnificent view. There are several restaurants and hotels and the food is amazing. I have been there several times and will for sure go back.

1  Thank Trine012
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

You want to be away from home, Watamu is the place to visit. Save some days, you wont hurry your visit to Watamu. Take a deep breath, you are going to have a great time!

Thank donkugonza
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Beautiful clean beach, one of the best! Great waters for swimming, snorkeling, dolphin watching and enjoying marine life as a whole. The town folks are very warm and welcoming, and it is very safe.

Thank wanjiru22
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We asked the locals in Malindi to recommend a nice beach to go to and they told us to go to the "private" beach at Turtle Bay Club. Since we had to pay 15€ to get in, we asked for an alternative, and someone recommended...More

1  Thank Ramblenaut
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I reviewed the beaches of Watamu back in November when I was here last. I was pretty scathing as the beaches were covered in plastic pollution. Nothing has changed. It is really depressing to see! Of the three beaches Barracuda Beach is probably worst but...More

3  Thank David V
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Full moon brings a high tide great for swimming, numerous spots to choose from. Many high end villas, lots of beach boys

Thank CM J
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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.

Thank BristolButterflyRed
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 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

Thank Gina P
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Reviewed 31 December 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.

1  Thank Linda R
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eenEthiopia
23 May 2016|
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Response from Collin F | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Actually yes! there is lots of small villages and also the beach is long. So you can always find some place there. just be careful about the tide. its changing each 6 hours.
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