Mombasa Beaches: The Kenyan Coast is a distinctive part of Kenya’s unrivalled tourism attractions and is home to over nine communities whose dialects gave the basis of the Kiswahili language, Kenya’s national language.
Being the gateway to East Africa, the Kenya coast has a striking and colourful mixture of people and cultures that have defied the passage of time. It’s white sandy beaches stretch for over 480kms (300 miles) from North to South, bordered by a spectacular coral barrier reef with wonders of under water explorations. The coast has a protective coral reef, creating calm waters that are ideal for swimming and water sports. The Coast also offers plenty of aquatic adventures such as para-sailing, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing etc.
Mombasa Beaches – South Coast Beaches in Kenya
Beaches in Kenya – Diani Beach
Along the beaches are hotels catering to all tastes; from small boutique properties for the discerning traveller to larger family hotels. There are also self-catering properties where you can enjoy privacy and informality. Here guests can enjoy water-sports such as windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, water-skiing and scuba diving. Diani Beach lies 35km south of Mombasa city. The beach covers the shores for about 25km.
Beaches in Kenya – Tiwi Beach
Tiwi is a beautiful beach located north of Diani Beach. Tiwi Beach is much quiter compared to Diani and is a more preferable spot for a romantic beach getaway. At tiwi you can also enjoy a number of water sports and five star accommodation at several hotels and resorts.
Beaches in Kenya – Galu Beach
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If you are seeking even more serenity along the South Coast, then Galu Beach would be your destination of choice. Galu Beach expands it’s white sandy beach as far as the eye can see, with palm trees fringing over the tropical coastline and turquoise clear water is sheltered by a coral reef which makes it a safe swimming lagoon, perfect for a beach vacation or holiday.
Beaches in Kenya – Other Beaches in South Coast Mombasa
- Chale Island
- Funzi Island
- Wasini Island
Mombasa Beaches – North Coast Beaches in Kenya
Mombasa Beaches – Bamburi Beach
Bamburi Beach offers a picteresque stretch of sandy beach with a good number of top class hotels and resorts lined up facing the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The beach is located in close proximity several town attractions.
Mombasa Beaches – Nyali Beach
Nyali Beach offers long miles of white sandy beach, backed by private villas, hotels and gardens. They are suitable for those seeking a beach holiday with the convenience of Mombasa’s urban attractions close at hand.
Mombasa Beaches – Shanzu Beach
Shanzu Located about 20 kilometers from Mombasa city along the Indian Coast, is a town, a lovely spot, with superb beaches and many beautiful and interesting places to visit. There is a holiday market in Shanzu with lots of small shops and a Bazaar offering a large collection of local crafts at very good prices.
- Lamu Island