Discover Watamu Beach

Watamu is a small town located 105 kilometers north Mombasa and 15 kilometers south of Malindi on the Indian Ocean Coast of Kenya, it lies on a small headland between the blue lagoon and Watamu Bay, from its main economic activities is tourism and fishing.

Watamu town has a population around 1,900 and it is a part of Kilifi County.

The Shoreline of the area features white sand beaches and offshore coral formations arranged in different bays and beach like Garoda Beach, Turtle Bay, Blue Lagoon Bay, Watamu Bay, Ocean Breeze, and Jacaranda beach, they are protected as they are a part of  Watamu Marine National Park.

The Marine Park is considered as one of the best parks in snorkeling and diving in the coast of East Africa, and its also rated as the third best beach in Africa, the Park has a crystal clear water and silver sand beaches.

Watamu is a home to the Bajuni People who trace their descendants to the intermarriages between the locals of Girama and the Arab Traders, various tribes from inland Kenya such as Luo, Kisii, Kamba have immigrated to the area to work in the hotel industry, this movement has led to an increase in the population of Watamu.

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