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Where to go to the sea in Kenya: the 10 most popular beaches beautiful


A holiday in Kenya is synonymous with relaxation, sunbathing and turquoise waters. If you too are wondering where to go to the beach in Kenya, here are the most beautiful beaches in this state on the equator line. And it is for this reason that whatever time of year you choose to go to the beach in Kenya, you will often find high temperatures and a fabulous sea, obviously considering the climatic changes that can affect this country. There are so many beaches where you can relax in the shade of palm trees, where to observe the seabed full of fish or simply where to walk along the shoreline and enjoy the triumph of the sunset. Here are the 10 most beautiful beaches in Kenya.



Index

  1. Mayungu Beach, Mayungu
  2. Garoda Beach, Watamu
  3. Tiwi Beaches, Tiwi
  4. Golden Beach, Mambrui
  5. Diani Beach, Diani
  6. Malindi Beach, Malindi
  7. Nialy Beach, Mombasa
  8. Shanzu Beach, Shanzu
  9. Shela Beach, Lamu Island
  10. Manda Bay, Manda Island
  11. When to go? Info on climate and best time
  12. Plan your trip: interactive map + info on flights, hotels and tours
  13. User questions and comments

1 - Mayungu Beach, Mayungu

Suitable for those who want to bask in the sun and swim in the crystal clear waters, this beach is a real oasis of peace. During low tide the white atolls emerge and the shallow blue waters allow everyone to enjoy the beauty of the sea.
Every 6 hours the area is subject to the phenomenon of the tides and this is why good bathing is guaranteed during the day.


  • Where it is: west coast, 3 km south of Malindi - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Malindi (3km) from € 20,00 per room -

2 - Garoda Beach, Watamu

This beach is characterized by the emerald sea. But it is when there is low tide that a real spectacle is realized because the unmistakable strip of sand appears that makes the place sui generis and allows you to reach the islet in front, the Mida Creek.
Furthermore Garoda Beach is surrounded by rocks and dense vegetation that make the beach a jewel set in nature.


  • Where it is: south coast, near Watamu - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Watamu (7km) from € 52,00 per room -

3 - Tiwi Beaches, Tiwi

It is another beach touched by tourism: here you can enjoy every kind of comfort thanks to resorts and many clubs present, although it is quieter than Diani Beach. There coral reef near the coast allows you to savor the rich nature of Kenya and discover its mysterious charm. Here too you can do the classic activities of snorkeling and diving, But also the jet skiing and water skiing.


  • Where it is: coast south of Mombasa; arrive at Ukunda town and drive 2km towards Tiwi - Get directions
  • Ideal for: snorkeling, diving, water skiing
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Mombasa (27km) from € 45,00 per room -

4 - Golden Beach, Mambrui

Golden Beach of Mambrui is a large tongue of golden sand surrounded by wild nature. In fact, although there are some resorts, here it is possible to know the real Kenya, the uncontaminated and natural one, therefore suitable for lovers of adventure, relaxation and nature. In addition to relaxing on the beach, here you can practice water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.


  • Where it is: north coast, 2 km north of Malindi. The way to go is smooth - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, windsurfing and kitesurfing
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Mambrui from € 24,00 per room -

5 - Diani Beach, Diani

It is one of the most popular beaches for tourists for its long and suggestive white beach.
Diani Beach is considered by many to be a true pearl of Kenya both for the beauty of its emerald waters and for the many activities that can be carried out. In this beach there are several facilities where you can do different activities, such as snorkeling, water skiing and banana boat.


  • Where it is: south coast, 30 km south of Mombasa - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation and snorkeling
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Mombasa (34km) from € 45,00 per room -

6 - Malindi Beach, Malindi

Malindi is the Kenyan city most devoted to tourism. Specifically, this beach, often also used for weddings, is golden and its several kilometers are ideal for those who want to enjoy the most beautiful sea in the country in total relaxation and carefree. Furthermore, the proximity to the city makes it ideal for those who, besides the sea, want to know the history and traditions of the place.


  • Where it is: north coast, 5 minutes from Malindi - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b from € 20,00 per room -

7 - Nialy Beach, Mombasa

Nyali Beach is a very famous beach in Kenya and, given its proximity to Mombasa, it is always very crowded. Here you will find luxurious resorts for your every comfort. But among the features of this location is the Mamba Village, to the delight of animal lovers. Indeed, inside you will see Nile crocodiles that fascinate everyone, especially children! If you come to Kenya with your family do not miss the crocodile farm.

  • Where it is: north coast, 7 km from Mombasa - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nature
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Mombasa (7km) from € 45,00 per room -

8 - Shanzu Beach, Shanzu

In the center between Mombasa and Watamu, this beach in recent years has been affected by an increase in mass tourism given the beauty of the sand and the crystal clear sea. For this reason it is the right place both for those who do not want the unbridled fun of other beaches, but not even the total and absolute relaxation that can be found in decidedly wilder places. Here too you will find resorts of all kinds for your vacation.

  • Where it is: southern coast. Via Malindi Rd / B8 takes about 30 minutes - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation and nightlife
  • Type: White sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b in Mombasa (14km) from € 45,00 per room -

9 - Shela Beach, Lamu Island

It is a beach on the island north of Kenya that still maintains its culture and architecture intact. It stretches for kilometers and kilometers along the Indian Ocean and tourists let themselves be lulled by the beauty of the place. For lovers of activities, it is possible to practice deep sea fishing and enjoy the beauty of the seabed while diving. Rest assured: it's a true tropical paradise!

  • Where it is: East coast of Lamu Island - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, deep sea fishing, diving
  • Type: White sand

10 - Manda Bay, Manda Island

Manda Bay is the perfect place for families with children. On the beach it is popular to snorkel among the wonders of the seabed, but there are also fun sports such as banana bay and jet skis. Before strolling on the beach, you can go into the mangrove forest. After the sunset show, we recommend that you stay on the beach and enjoy the African starry sky.

  • Where it is: north of Manda Island - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation and water sports
  • Type: White sand

When to go? Info on climate and best time

  • Weather: Kenya has three types of climates: warm along the coast, temperate in the mountains and torrid in the north and east. In Malindi the average temperatures are around 29/30 ° and in Nairobi 24 °. There are two rainy periods: from March to May and from October to December. Throughout the Kenyan coast, the sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round: it ranges from 25 ° in August to almost 30 ° in March and April.
  • Best time: August and September because they are the least sultry, sunny and not very rainy
  • Period to avoid: April-June on the coast because it is the wettest with risk of flooding

Plan your trip: interactive map + info on flights, hotels and tours

Kenya is the perfect country for lovers of nature, the sea and excursions. Here, in fact, in addition to the sea and the beaches, you can enjoy safaris and nature excursions. Furthermore, Kenya is safe from both a political and social point of view and this makes it even more attractive for tourists to choose it as a destination. The transport network is highly developed: there are two large international airports in Nairobi and Mombasa and the railway network is mainly developed along these two cities. Then there are urban and rural roads that allow you to go from one city to another by taxi or the minibus, called matatu. Given the strong tourist induced, there are several first-class resorts and hotels with all comforts even at high costs.

  • flights to Mombasa or Malindi from € 518,22 -
  • Hotels and b & b in Mombasa or Malindi from € 20,00 per room -
  • Recommended cards, tours and tickets: Nairobi: Elephant Park and Orphanage Tour Four Day Safari to Amboseli and Tsavo Four Day Safari to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara
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