Top Ten Best Beaches in Kenya

Kenya is mostly known for its wildlife safaris and game reserves; however, Kenya is home to some of the world’s best beaches. This article discusses some of the top ten best Kenyan beaches you can visit.

Kenya has similar geographic characteristics with some of the globe’s top sun, sea, and sand vacation spots. Kenya has latitude with Seychelles, Maldives, Bali, and the northern part of Brazil, all tropical destinations.

Most of Kenya’s stunning beaches are found in the southeast, roughly north and south of Mombasa. From various activities to pristine beach resorts and exhilarating water sports to isolated locations, these top beaches provide something for everyone, including spectacular vistas.

Top Ten Best Beaches in Kenya

1. Diani Beach

Diani Beach, located on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast, is known for its powder-soft sand and saltwater, a rainbow of colors. Colobus monkeys in black and white swing over the trees and climb over the beach mansions’ rooftops. Aerial skydivers and kitesurfers are floating over the beach. Aside from that, there are some spectacular sunrises over the Indian Ocean if you get up early enough.

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2. Nyali Beach

Nyali, Mombasa’s most popular northern beach neighborhood, is an excellent alternative to Mombasa Island. Due to its proximity to the city, Nyali is an ideal place for a day trip. With several hotels located directly on the shore, however, it is also an ideal location for a beach vacation.

Nyali is one of the greatest spots in Kenya to attempt surfing since it is seldom crowded. Some of these popular beach activities are surfing, sunbathing, and swimming.

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3. Watamu and Turtle Bay

Watamu Beach, situated approximately 16 kilometers south of Malindi, is one of Kenya’s most popular coastal destinations. Its expansive coral reef makes it an ideal location for snorkeling and scuba diving. A stretch of sand near the reef is home to nesting sea turtles.

Watamu is a succession of beaches arranged around cerulean coves on a sandy peninsula between Mida Creek and the Indian Ocean. Depending on the time of year, you may be fortunate to swim alongside whale sharks. If not, go on a safari in the Arabuko Sokoke forest.

4. Malindi

Malindi beach is one of the most famous beaches on this list. It is famous for several reasons. One, it is where the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrived in Africa. Secondly, it offers an amazing climate, a vast of hotels, crystal clear water and beautiful views. You might go sailing, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, or snorkeling south of the town center on the coral reef.

5. Lamu Beaches