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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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Turtle watching

Its a beautiful place with clean sandy beaches and a wow place to watch for turtles and have a swim. It has a wonderful hotels and resorts around for accommodation and... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2012
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Its a beautiful place with clean sandy beaches and a wow place to watch for turtles and have a swim. It has a wonderful hotels and resorts around for accommodation and restaurants. Its easily accessed both by road and air.

Thank mwas
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

White sand beach, great for relaxing or for the more energetic there is snorkelling or diving in the clear blue waters where there is an abundance of marine life. There are also numerous other sporting activities such as kite surfing, kayaking sailing or big game fishing. The local people are really friendly and helpful and will advise you on the... More 

1 Thank Shazeyre
Larvik, Norway
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

nice and quiet. We will probably stay there next time around.

Thank highlander666
Oslo, Norway
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20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

Came down for a day during holiday at Malindi, asked around and found a hotel which welcomed day visitors: The Aquarius Beach Resort. They let us park the car in a safe area by the hotel entrance, showed us to the restaurant/pool area by the beach, where we were welcome to spend the day for a small charge. There were... More 

Thank Nohmad
Trieste, Italy
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103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2012

the wind was quite strong, so you don't feel very hot! ;) it's possible to take children the beach boys don't stress you so much

1 Thank Marco R
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2011

really liked the beach and the vasco pillar plus iwent to the star dust night club it was awesome

Thank colloNairobi
Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

I visit Watamu all throughout the year and love every time I get the opportunity to chill out here! The beach is really pretty and feeds into Meda Creek which is another fantastic spot. The Marine Park ensures the waters are kept clean and free of annoying JetSki's etcetc Water sports enthusiasts will really appreciate this place, fishing is great... More 

Thank Jamie H
Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2011

Spent 10 days diving with Aqua Ventures at Watamu Beach Resort and had a wonderful time. Diving was just fantastic - a very professional dive operation, personel were all extremely serviceminded, dinner was incredibly delicious. Snorkeling off the beach wasn`t that great, though. I spent a day ( and some night hours) birdwatching in a big forest nearby, very nice,... More 

Thank Pipsano
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2010

Hello everybody. This is for anybody reading thats travelling to Watamu and hasn't booked a safari in the uk. BOOK WHILST YOU ARE THERE. IT'S CHEAPER, AND YOUR PUTTING YOUR MONEY WITH LOCAL PEOPLE .... NOT IN THE TOUR OPERATORS POCKETS. We went with KINGI SAFARI'S. It was amazung. Ray was brilliant. Friendly, honest and sincere. Will defo be going... More 

6 Thank suzanne020
Birmingham UK
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2009

Watamu beach is incredibly beautiful but the main beach at the village has suffered as a result of the fire at Watamu Beach Hotel. The hotel is just a burned shell and the beach looks neglected - so go round the corner to Turtle Bay and you will see it in its original beautiful state. After the fire my partner... More 

6 Thank TrishaBirminghamUK

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