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Watamu Beach, Malindi

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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Observe the vibrant marine life or simply unwind amidst the palms and silver sands of Watamu Beach, a set of beaches near a fishing village. With offshore coral formations lying within a marine national park, the beach has some of Kenya's best snorkeling and diving spots, revealing a wide array of multicolored species. Alternatively, you can take a glass-bottomed boat trip to witness the reef. Keep your eye out for sea turtles, and during low tide, explore countless pools with an abundance of creatures. Put Watamu Beach into our Malindi trip itinerary maker app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Malindi.
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  • Expansive sandy beach with long stretch deep into the sea when water recede. Great stretch of raised island cutting across. A bit of dumping of waste by beach users. 
    Expansive sandy beach with long stretch deep into the sea when water recede. Great stretch of raised island cutting across. A bit of dumping of waste by beach users.  more »
  • Went snorkeling, it's very safe and very friendly guides. even if you can't swim, go for the ride, well worth it 
    Went snorkeling, it's very safe and very friendly guides. even if you can't swim, go for the ride, well worth it  more »
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  • Was beautiful, enjoyed snorkeling and watching the dolphins.I loved feeding the eels in the mornings too.The beach guides can help know the places to visit around.
  • Watamu has a very unique and interesting beach experience. A large portion of the coast is covered tall rock cliffs. This lends itself to some every unique exploring and some cool stuff to see. High tide is beautiful with the waves crashing over the rocks. The beach portions are predominantly white sand and are great for sandcastle building or beach sports. The wildlife is less than some other parts of the coast and the sunrise/sunset can be hard to see because of the coves, however it's a gorgeous place to live or vacation.

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