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Watamu Beach

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Address: Watamu, Malindi, Kenya

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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Beautiful beach!!!

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... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 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.

Thank ivanastt
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 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 

3 Thank David V
Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 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 

Thank hmf5863
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

Thank Maiyo T
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 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

Thank mikepatti2013
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Any time i visit this destination, i absolutely feel complete, i have experienced sky diving and its one of the thrilling experience, clean and not crowded beach with white sands, awesome creek and adventures by the board walks.

Thank Suburbs01
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went to watamu beach on recommendations of guest I went via a matatu stayed the day beach was amazing with beautiful views

Thank NelsonLancslad
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Beppe is a very good safari guide and have very nice sun beds on the best beach of watamu. He is very reliable guy and he is very good to organize different kind of activities .

1 Thank karin helena A
Ripon, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I am told the BBC ran an article on TV that was very derogatory to the east coast and Kenya in general. Well my wife and I have been visiting KENYA twice a year for 10 weeks each time for many years now. I can say we both feel much safer there than we do here at times. Kenya is... More 

5 Thank John W
Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful white sand. Warm water incredible blue sky. I went for deep sea fishing from Hemingway resort. That was great!

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