"Enjoying the beach at Mombasa" Top 5 Page for this destination Kenya Things to Do Tip by Myndo

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Kenyas beaches are white sand and are shadowed by many palms. Normally there is also a steady wind blowing.
This makes one easily forget how fast you can get sunburned here. The sun is strong and if your skin is cooled by the wind, you donīt feel how fast you get red.

In front of the beach (maybe 200 m out) is the reef, that breaks the incoming waves. It also makes a faint background noise you can hear day and night.

The water itself is very shallow and you can walk almost out to the reef when the tide is low.
It is a good idea to bring snorkel and mask and go exploring the sea in front of the hotel. It is still surprising how much you can see there: firefish, murray, etc.

There is at times quite a lot of seaweed in the water, so it can be not so nice if you want to go smimming.

Directions: walk out of your hotel room ... and there it is!

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2006
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