8 Most Beautiful Beaches in Kenya
8 Most Beautiful Beaches in Kenya: Kenya is a remarkable and incredible safari destination in the world, Kenya is mostly famous for wildlife including the big five “lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and rhinos” and the great wildebeest migration. The great wildebeest migration is the world most spectacular wildlife migration involving millions of animals including wildebeests, gazelles and zebras migrating into Masai Mara national reserve crossing Mara River on their way from Serengeti national park in Tanzania.
Kenya receives millions of tourists who visit the country for various safari activities such as wildlife viewing safari, birding safaris, mountain climbing safaris and many more. Kenya is more than wildlife and birds, Kenya has many beaches perfect for beach holiday safaris and vacations. Beaches in Kenya are located along the Kenya’s coastline which is dotted by beautiful dazzling tropical beaches, there are many beaches in Kenya and this article lists the 8 most beautiful beaches in Kenya.
Diani beach is one of the best beaches on planet earth and in Kenya surrounded by breathtaking Indian Ocean, Diani beach is a perfect spot for a relaxing retreat featuring soft white sands, lush greenery and striking shades of emerald blue emerging from the clear waters.
Diani beach is of 17 kilometers made up of white sands and coral reefs protecting the beach from heavy surf thus creating perfect conditions for swimming, floating and snorkeling. Dian beach comprises of a wide range of resorts, hotels, restaurant, bars offering services and facilities best fit for any kind of travellers (from backpackers to luxury travellers).
Diani beach offers many adventurous activities such as skydiving, swimming, deep-sea fishing, kitesurfing, spotting whale sharks, diving with dolphins and sea turtles and a great nightlife. Diani beach is a perfect stopover while on a safari from Shimba hills national reserve and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, these two destinations are situated in about 1 hours’ drive or a little more.
At Diani beach there are a range of hotels and resorts offering accommodation to travellers visiting the beach, these include Diani Reef beach resort and spa, Swahili Beach resort limited, PrideInn Express Diani, The Villa Luxury Suite hotel and may more.
Chale Resort Island
Chale Resort Island is a private island resort and the only private island resort in Kenya, this resort beach is surrounded by coral reefs and covered in thick tropical vegetation. Chale Resort Island comprises of one main beach with white sands, chale is a habitat for several marine species such as endangered sea turtles.
Chale Resort Island offers many exciting activities such as beach bumming, snorkeling, scuba diving in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine national park. Kayaking in nearby mangroves, catamaran sailing, deep-sea fishing and excursions to Diani Beach.
Watamu and Turtle Bay
Watamu beach is one of the popular gateways comprised of a series of beaches set around cerulean coves on a sandy peninsula separating Mida creek from the Indian Ocean. Watamu beach is located in a distance of 10 miles south of Malindi, this beach is famous for having best restaurants along the Kenya coast offering chic retreats.
Watamu and Turtle bay features enormous coral reef making it a perfect spot for snorkel and scuba diving, there is also a sea turtles nest on a stretch of the beach near the reed. Watamu beach offers activities such as scuba diving, swimming with whales, snorkeling, kite and windi surfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing.
Malindi beach is an amazing beach situated adjacent to Watamu beach, Malindi beach is referred to as little Italy by the locals due to large population of Italian tourists noticed at the beach.
Malindi beach is a perfect spot for water sports enthusiastic travellers, the beach offers activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, waterskiing, deep sea fishing and many other activities.
Lamu Island is a full wonderland of white sand beaches such as Manda Bay and Shela beach the most popular beaches in Lamu, these beaches have picturesque views and peaceful environment. Lamu is known as land of dhows the sailing nature of the cultural people and an annual dhow competition is held on this island, dhows are used to transport people to Lamu beach, Shela beach and Manda beach.
Lamu island offers activities such as sailing in the traditional dhow, exploring the streets of Lamu town, walk along deserted beaches, visit Sheila village, sunset gazing on Manda island, visit the ruined city of Takwa and many more.
At Lamu Island accommodation is got from the manjis Lamu hotel, Peponi hotel. Msafini hotel, The red pepper house and many more.
Tiwi beach is an incredibly fascinating beach and a precious hidden gem, Tiwi beach is one of the most preferred beaches in Kenya partially because of its proximity to Diani beach. Tiwi beach is situated in Kwale County north of Diani beach and about 17 kilometers south of Mombasa.
Tiwi beach has become an ideal destination for beach safaris in Kenya because of the thrilling activities it offers such as snorkeling, sky diving, visit to Shimba hills national park and Mwaluganje elephant reserve, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, Kayaking, scuba diving, reef walking, sunbathing and many more.
Accommodation at Tiwi beach is got from Amani Tiwi beach resort, Hillpar Amare resort, Sand Island beach cottages, The cocnut beach boutique lodge and spa and many more.
Shanzu beach is a secluded beach situated on the north-coast, this beach is an extensive length of beach sparkling like a million tiny jewels under dazzling sunlight. Shanzu beach is dotted with coral reefs starting right at the shoreline and coconut palm trees creating a magnificent backdrop of the beach.
Shanzu beach is an ideal destination for passive beach holidays such as excursions to Fort Jesus, unfortunately, there are no adrenaline adventures at this beach which is a reason to why it is favored by many tourists from German and Swiss.
Nyali beach is a fascinating beach located in a short distance from Mombasa close to Mombasa Marine Park, Nyali beach is the most metropolitan beach in Kenya characterized of a long white strip, sea grass meadows and coral reefs.
Nyali beach is an ideal destination for a holiday vacation and while at the beach you can participate in glass-bottomed boat for marine life viewing, snorkeling at Mombasa Marine Park, visit Haller Park, visit Mamba village centre and Nguuni Sanctuary.
While at Nyali beach accommodation is got from Nyali beach holiday resort, Nyali Sun Africa Beach resort, Ayodya Suite Nyali, Ocean View Nyali Boutique hotel, Pinebreeze holiday resort, Bliss resort, Favor Nyali Studio Apartments and many more.