Best Beaches in Kenya
Mombasa is a city on the coast of Kenya. It is the country’s oldest and second-largest city, after the capital Nairobi, with an estimated population of about 1.2 million people in 2016. Its metropolitan region is the second largest in the country and has a population of approximately two million people.
Watamu is a small coastal town in Kenya, north of Mombasa. It’s known for Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve, which has 3 bays: Watamu, Blue Lagoon and Turtle. Sandy beaches and coral gardens are the defining features. Seabirds, as well as green and hawksbill turtles, inhabit Mida Creek with its sand flats and mangrove forest.
Malindi is a town on Malindi Bay, in southeastern Kenya. It sits amid a string of tropical beaches dotted with hotels and resorts. Malindi Marine National Park and nearby Watamu Marine National Park are home to turtles and colorful fish. Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve harbors elephants and more than 200 species of birds.
Lamu or Lamu Town is a small town on Lamu Island, which in turn is a part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya. Situated 341 kilometres by road northeast of Mombasa that ends at Mokowe Jetty from where the sea channel has to be crossed to reach Lamu Island.
Diani is the most popular and beautiful beach in Kenya. This length stretch of beach is located on Indian Ocean coast, 30 Km south of Mombasa. The beach provides a tranquil haven where you can relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun.
Nyali beach is one of Kenya’s best beaches that offer a calm and relaxing ambiance. The beach is located in Mombasa, surrounded by magnificent beach resorts that offer deluxe accommodation.
Vipingo beach is located near Kilifi in a coastal area which consist of Swahili villages. Surrounded by greenly vegetation of coconut palms, the water is calm and crystal clear.
Tiwi, a small settlement in Kwale County, has its fair share of a beautiful sandy beach in Kenya. The beach is located north of Diani Beach, which is about 17 km south of Mombasa.
Gazi beach is located 3Km from Gazi, a coastal town in Kenya. The beach is never crowded and it is the best place to go if you are looking for privacy during your vacation.
Bamburi beach is located on Mombasa’s North Coast, it’s amazingly calm and it boasts fine soft sand and calm water, an ideal place to go experience fantastic vacation.
Surrounded by coconut palm grooves, Kikambala beach is located North of Mombasa, on the Indian Ocean. The long stretch of white beach, filled with white sands and shielded by a long coral reef is one of the best beaches of the Kenya coast.
Shanzu beach is located 30km from Mombasa, off Mombasa-Malindi Highway. The beach is surrounded by coconut palm groves and has several beach resorts and hotels, bars and restaurants, where visitors can lodge, enjoy and have fun during their holidays.