Bay is a stretch of beach about 5 miles (7kms) long, which is quite safe for swimming,
walking and sunbathing. It is situated 140kms North of Mombasa on the Kenyan Coast
in East Africa.
It is part of the Watamu Marine National Park and is under stringent protection
from exploitation. This means that there are no high-rise hotels, alomost no sea-walls
and there is a natural barrier between the beach and property developments, the
Long walks, swimming and sunbathing are a few of the activities you could do.
You could explore the rock pools at low tide and find lionfish, brightly coloured
crabs and see some of our coastal birds such as the whimbrel.
You could, of course, simply laze in the shade and read a novel or two, have a
few siestas, dip your toes in the sea, and then after a long hard day like that,
come back to your residence for a cup of tea and some home-made cake.
At its southern end is the mouth of Mida Creek, a large mangrove
edged saltwater creek ideal for birding (See "Birding" page). At its northern
end there are several small and medium sized hotels such as Ocean Sports, Hemingways,
Turtle Bay Beach Club and Blue Bay.
WHY IS WATAMU BEACH SO SPECIAL?
Because it is the most quiet, peaceful
and safe beach in Kenya. Because there are fewer Beach boys, fewer moneychangers, hawkers,
and... less HASSLE!!!