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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.
Watamu, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is warmer and the climate is very conducive for all humans from any country so welcome to.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tonyclassic44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the beach... blue waters stretching as far as you can see & sand...pristine white sand...aaawesome!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edith n
Reviewed 11 November 2018

You have to visit Papa Remo Beach Resort!!!!! great place, wonderfull people, very friendly owner, fantastic conditions on the beach and food!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JanetDarekPoland
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This beach is covered by huge amounts of plastic nearly all the time. We were told by the staff of the villa we rented that they clean the beach in front of the villa every week. Unfortunately every day the plastic of all kinds piles...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank JulietandIain
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This beach has the potential to be one of the most beautiful beaches sadly, the plastic and debris that litters this powdery beach is overwhelmingly sad. The beach lies within a Marine Conservancy, how can this be allowed to happen. The general feedback from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Annettetravel
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I love this beach it is so beautiful and quite. It is truly a gem! You can listen your soul in this beach.I advice to watch sunset. It is very romantic.It is very safe.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Murat P
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach . We went on a boat trip which included an amazing fresh seafood lunch on Christmas Day also snorkelling in pure blue seas viewing an amazing array of fish . Such a special way to spend Xmas would highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank zenap53
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed here in July. The bay itself is beautiful with clear water and a wide, sandy beach, and if it was well looked after this could be one of our favourite beaches in the world. Unfortunately it’s spoiled by factors completely within the local...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Mobs1985
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Natural large beach. Fantastic place. Fish served on the beach and landscape magnificent. Must see place

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank crisbag16
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Had a short stop inn Watamu for lunch and a quick swim. Lovely beach all to our selfe since we were here off-sesion in july. Sea was warm an all bluegreen. Only disapointment was three Kenyans that was very pushy to get us to buy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IngridK300
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23 May 2016|
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.