Top 5 Beaches in Kenya

Last updated Jun 15, 2022 , 1 year ago
Top 5 Beaches in Kenya

The Kenyan coast has vast stretches of white sandy beaches with clear turquoise waters, waving palm trees and a tranquil ambiance. Vacationing at the Kenyan beaches is always as fun as it sounds, it's no wonder millions of vacationers flock to these amazing beach destinations year in year out. 

Whether you love relaxing on the sand, snorkeling in clear warm waters or taking part in exciting water sports, the beach always offers an activity that suits everyone. 

Here are some of the top beaches in Kenya.  

1. Diani Beach 

Diani Beach is the most popular beach in the Kenyan coast owing to its tropical vibes and the fact that the beach is open to everyone. It is located on the south coast and is easily accessible from Mombasa. It has the best amenities and infrastructure. 

Diani Beach offers vacationers lots of exciting activities such as Kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, deep-sea and fishing excursion. If you love marine life, there are glass-bottomed boats that one can hire to experience the under-the-sea-life in real life.

2. Watamu Beach

Watamu Beach is known for its pristine white sand beaches. It's also part of Watamu National Marine Park which gives vacationers plenty of activities to keep them busy such as scuba diving and snorkeling. For marine life die-hards, there is a spot where humpback whales and dolphins can be spotted. 

3. Lamu Beaches 

Those who might not know, Lamu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an Island with some of the oldest towns and the home to original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa. It is such a beautiful beach destination with a rich history and culture.  

To enjoy the views, vacationers can enjoy dhow tours and explore the island as they sample the tasty treats sold by the locals along the beach.  

4. Malindi  

Malindi as a beach destination is popular for its amazing climate, beautiful views and the wonderful hotels. It's the perfect getaway destination to not only enjoy the sun and the views, but for sailing, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing and snorkeling in the coral reef south of the town center.

5. Tiwi Beach   

Tiwi beach in Kwale county is located North of Diani beach. This beautiful mellow yellow sandy beach has the most amazing views with beaches lined with shells and coral caves. Tiwi Beach is a perfect place for snorkeling and diving. 

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