Mombasa Beach, Kenya's Coastline

Mombasa Beach, Kenya's Coastline 

The vibrant city of Mombasa is the gateway to Kenya’s tranquil coast which boasts a diverse blend of cultures, sights, and over 300 miles of palm-fringed beaches stretching from the small town of Malindi in the north to the dazzling white sands of Diani in the south. Brilliant year round temperatures coupled with azure waters make for a sensational, relaxing break or a more active one with plenty of water sports on offer too.

Mombasa is a bustling city with a rich culture dating back to the 12th Century. The city itself is located on an island connected to the mainland by a bridge, causeway and ferry. There are dozens of intricate mosques and temples, pungent colorful open air markets, mazes of narrow lanes housing Swahili houses crowded with street stalls especially in the Old town. Mombasa is mostly a Swahili town. Women chatter by in dark bui-bui or wrapped in brilliant multi-colors kangas. Its main attractions include the imposing 16th Century fort of Fort Jesus overlooking the harbor, standing watch over the traditional dhows and modern ships.

Mombasa is famous for the surrounding miles of idyllic white sandy beaches, where the warm, clear waters are excellent for snorkeling, diving and water sports including windsurfing and waterskiing.  The beaches all have soft white sand and many are backed by profusions of palms. There are offshore coral reefs which protect the beach and make superb snorkel spots. The nearest beaches from the Mombasa City are Nyali Beach, and then Bamburi, Shanzu and Kilambala stretch north. Migratory whale sharks also inhabit the waters during February and March each year. Mombasa is very popular with families and honeymooners alike, the choice of accommodation ranges from value hotels to luxury all inclusive resorts.

From June to September the beaches have a lot of seaweed washed up onto them. The best time to visit them is from October to April.


 Why Visit Mombasa Beach, Kenya's Coastline.

  • Visit Kenya's second largest City Mombasa.
  • Experience the rich Mombasa culture dating back to the 12th Century.
  • Experience the magic and the vibrancy of Mombasa's old town.
  • The idyllic soft white sandy beaches and backed by profusions of palms at Mombasa.
  • The warm, clear waters are excellent for snorkeling, diving and water sports at Mombasa.
  • See the turtles lay their eggs or The hatching of young turtles heading back to sea at Mombasa.
  • See the migratory whale sharks just off the coast during February and March each year at Mombasa.
  • The varied superior world class accommodations options on offer in Mombasa.
  • Experience the marine life in the numerous marine reserves located just off the coast in Mombasa.
  • Undertake a sunset dhow cruse off the Indian Ocean Coast that can even include a candle light dinner in Mombasa.
  • The fresh sea food delights and other culinary experiences available in Mombasa.
  • The ability to combine the beach experience with a safari experience in to East African Parks  and conservancies deep in the African bush.

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