5 Best Beaches In Kenya

Kenya is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa anyone can travel to, from the Coastal region, Western part of the country, Turkana, Naivasha etc our country has a lot to offer. Unfortunately, most people when planning for domestic tours tend to think of two regions, Mombasa and Naivasha not knowing that there are plenty of places to see.

Today we feature the Coastal part of Kenya known to have some of the best beaches in the World and have been featured in various international magazines and websites.

Planning to travel soon, maybe consider one of these 5 regions with some of the best beaches Kenya has to offer.


Lamu comes with exquisite beaches, most of which are private and come with some of the best villas with breath-taking views. The old Swahili town of Lamu can only be accessed by boat from Lamu airport and donkeys are the main mode of transport. Shela beach boasts of white sandy beaches and clear blue waters all year long. Take a dhow cruise to catch the sunset or snorkel in the waters, you will not regret it.


Chale is one of the few hidden treasures in the country, very few know about this amazing place located at the Northern end of Msambweni Bay in Kwale county in South Coast. Known as a sacred Kaya, it boasts of some of the best resorts including Kenya’s only private island resort the ‘Sands at Nomads’. Looking for that perfect romantic weekend getaway? Chale is the place. Kayak around the island, discover the island mangroves or just simply lay on the beach while sipping on your cocktails.


Diani beach was once featured as one of the best beaches in the World. Located 30 kilometres from Mombasa Diani is a top tourist destination with some of the best resorts. Go paragliding, snorkelling, deep sea diving and even jump off a plane onto the beach get a beach massage are some of the things to do in Diani.


Watamu is home to the Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve where one can swim with the dolphins. With pristine clear waters and beaches stretches as far as the eye can see, Watamu is among the best places to just kick back, chill and relax.


Nyali beach located in Mombasa has got to be the most visited beach in the Coastal region of Kenya. The famous Serena and White Sands resorts are located along the Nyali beach. This scenic beach is popular with the locals in Mombasa and is perfect for swimming, beach games and sunbathing.