Beach Trip Ideas for Kenya

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One of the world’s top safari destinations, Kenya, has many other charms to it. For example, its sunny beaches are totally worth a visit on their own. It’s especially great for those hoping to escape the chilly weather and bask in the warm winter sun. Besides, you can never go wrong with a little sea, sun and sand.

Lamu Island

Lamu Island lies about 150 miles off-shore from Mombasa and has preserved much of the ancient Swahili settlements. Although the two main attractions would be the Lamu Fort and Lamu Museums, its beaches, especially Shela Beach, are worth a visit.

Lamu Island

Lamu Island, Image Source: RoughGuides.Com

Diani Beach

Diani Beach is one of the best and most beautiful beaches of Kenya. This long stretch of beautiful white sand rests near the southern tip of Kenya. 
You could laze around on the soft sand with overhanging palm trees providing shade, or go snorkeling or scuba diving to see the magnificent vibrant corals that the water around this beach is famous for. The waves beyond the reefs are great for surfing. There are various restaurants and beach bars lining the area for a quick refreshing drink while sunbathing or playing on the beach with family and friends.

Diani Beach

Diani Beach, Image Source: AudleyTravel.Com

Chale Island

Sitting of the southern tip of Kenya is this magnificent private island. Although it is a bit close to the mainland, it still seems far enough away to feel as if you have your own world to live and relax in.
There is even a mangrove forest, accessible via a canoe. Enjoy the pleasant weather and the amazing backdrop of lush green vegetation.

Chale Island

Chale Island, Image Source: TimbukTutravel.Com

Watamu Beach

Facing the eastern side near the bottom of Kenya’s coast is the Watamu Beach. Not only does the soft white sand also feel satisfying to walk in with the cool water splashing against your ankle, but this beach also has spectacular coral reefs so you can go snorkeling or scuba diving in the blue depths contrasted with the vibrant colours of the tropical fish. You might even get the chance of swimming with the friendly giants of the sea, the majestic whale sharks. Don’t miss the sea turtles nesting on the Turtle Bay.
With an array of resorts and hotels just a few steps away from the sand, you can easily get a beautiful view of the sun rising over the vast Indian Ocean, hundreds of colours breaking through and pulling off the chill of the dark soft blanket of night and opening the windows to the warm pumped up energy of day.

Watamu Beach

Watamu Beach, Image Source: NaturalToursandSafaris.Com

Shanzu Beach

Shanzu beach is a white sandy shore walled by beautiful turquoise waters on the east and big coconut palms lining the west. The beautiful scenery on the surface is complemented on low tide, since you will be able to walk on the coastline for a long time while enjoying the pleasant feeling of water teasingly splashing your feet as you walk on the comfortable soft sands. This place is ideal for relaxing, calming your mind and pulling away from the stress of city life.

Shanzu Beach

Shanzu Beach, Image Source: Facebook.Com

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Kenya and have a great vacation at the beach! 
Don’t forget to check out these 8 relaxing retreats in Kenya while you’re there!

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