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Most Fascinating Kenya Beaches/Kenya Coast Beaches

At some point, you have heard of the beautiful Kenya Beaches. If not, don’t worry I will take you through them and you will have a perfect picture in your mind.

They are magnificent each with unique characteristics and a different representation.

Kenya Beaches are divided into two, the South Coast Beaches and the North Coast Beaches in reference to Mombasa.

I find it also important to mention that Kenya Beaches also largely attract sex tourism and this is very popular.

Diani Beach

Diani Beach is about 30 km from Mombasa along Indian Ocean on the south side.

It is the most popular beach and is surrounded by other popular Kenya Beaches such as Tiwi Beach, Galu Beach, Gazi Beach, Msabweni Beach and Mwanzaro Beach.

Diani Beach is characterized by white powdery sand and clear turquoise water. The water is shallow near the shore which allows walking through the water.

It has extensive vegetation inland from the beach.

The climate is wet and warm. Visiting Diani beach is best between the end of November and mid-March.

During rainy season which is from April to June is the worst time to show up.

Accommodation is abundant check out Beach resorts and hotels.

Watamu Kenya Beaches.

Watamu Beaches are one of the most scenic Kenya Beaches

They are made of white fine sands beaches and they include:

  • Turtle Bay
  • Mapango Beach
  • Garoda Beach
  • Papa Remo Beach

Watamu village is close and is very popular for sex tourism.

Malindi Beach

Malindi Beach is close to Watamu and is the first you get to from Mombasa. It is scenic too but not a spectacular as the Watamu beaches due to the brown silt that comes with River Sabaki.

It has world beach resorts and Hotels.

It is most popular with Italian tourists.

Lamu Beach

Lamu Beach combines African and Arab Culture.

White sands and clear turquoise water dominate everywhere in this Kenya beach.

It is free from cars but Dhows are the most popular here sailing everywhere. They are part of the local community traditions and a dhow competition is held annually.

Using a dhow, you can go deep sea and enjoy spectacular views.

Tiwi Beach

Tiwi Beach is beautiful in whichever way you look at it.

The white sands, skinny palm trees and brilliant coral reefs offer a spectacular view.

Due to its closeness to Diani Beach, it is usually overlooked.

However, it is one of the best Kenya Beaches for snorkelling and has a great coral reef.

Nyali Beach

Nyali is popular for its close proximity with Mombasa City about 5 km away.

This beach is quite quiet and calm. It allows privacy as people are few here. No such huge crowds.

There are many beach resorts and hotels here just a walking distance from the beach.

Shanzu Beach

This white sand beach is also a great place to be.

On the shores of Shanzu Beach, there are those beautiful thin palm trees.

It is surrounded by world-class beach hotels and resorts making your stay memorable. Bars are also in plenty and where they are, sex tourism is there too.

Vipingo Beach

Vipingo Beach is near Kilifi.  It is surrounded by green vegetation, white sand and turquoise water.

It is less crowded but very peaceful and scenic. This is a place to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.

Gazi Beach

Gazi beach is in the Gazi town, coast of Kenya.

It is also less crowded and it is surrounded by world class luxury beach hotels and resorts.

Bamburi Beach

Bamburi beach is in the Northern Coast of Mombasa.

For those who enjoy walking and relaxing on soft sand while watching the calm waters just visit this Beach.


Kikambala Beach is surrounded by coconut palm groves. It has white sand with brilliant coral reef.

This beach, like Bamburi Beach, is in the Northern Coast of Mombasa.

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