Ultimate Guide to the Best Beaches in Kenya

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Kenya may not initially give you an impression of calm, pristine beaches, and you may consider wildlife, exotic animals, and adventurous safaris. However, Kenya has its fair share of beautiful beaches that will take your breath away. You will want to prolong your stay in Kenya if you love relaxing at the beach.

Diani Beach, Kwale County, South of Mombasa

Diani Beach is one of the most well-known beaches in Kenya, bordering the majestic Indian Ocean. It is situated to the south of Mombasa and spans 30 kilometres. Apart from its picturesque beauty, Diani Beach is also one of the most famous diving spots in the region. It has mesmerising coral reefs and underwater biodiversity. Furthermore, it also has unique underewater sandbars. You can always lie on the beach, go for a swim, or participate in various watersport activities.

Bamburi Beach, Mombasa

Bamburi Beach is yet another well-known and popular destination for tourists. While Diani is located to the south, Bamburi Beach is on the Northern Coast of Mombasa. Much like Diani Beach, Bamburi Beach is great for scuba diving or relaxing on the soft sand. You can also go for a joyous camel ride along the beachside and soak in all the beauty, and moments the beach has to offer. Bamburi Beach has a wonderful aura, breathtaking scenery, and a unique calmness that will make you want to stay for more.

Nyali Beach, Mombasa

Another gift from Mombasa, Nyali Beach offers serenity. It is the perfect beach to unwind, relax, and live in the moment. Nyali Beach is also close to many beautiful resorts, making it an ideal walking destination for many tourists who book their stay at the luxurious accommodations in the region. Nyali Beach is also more of a private beach for tourists because it is primarily accessible to the guests staying at the resort. You can go surfing, swimming, or sunbathe on the beachside.

Tiwi Beach, Mombasa

Moving towards the southern coast of Mombasa, we come to Tiwi Beach. To reach the beach, you will need to take a ferry. The ferry is calm, enjoyable, and worth the time because Tiwi Beach is remarkable, and it is one of the most lesser-traveled beaches in the region. Apart from its relaxing ambiance and beautiful scenery, there are many activities you can do on Tiwi Beach, including relaxing in one of the small tidal pools.

Lamu Beach, Lamu Island

Moving away from Mombasa Island, we stop at Lamu Island, which offers you endless, white sandy beaches. If Nyali Beach was serene, Lamu Beach is zen.  It is the ultimate destination to sit back, relax, and take in the sun while letting yourself go to the soothing sounds of the gentle tides. Lamu Beach also has several accommodations nearby, so it can also be the perfect place to come to after a day full of adventure on the island.


You can enjoy an outstanding and action-packed safari vacation in Kenya and end your trip with one of these breathtaking beaches. It is the perfect way to complete your trip to ensure that you are refreshed before heading back home. To learn more about Kenya’s unique safari destinations, read Take The Best of Kenya Safari.


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