Malindi Marine Park – natural, white sandy beach with a fascinating coral reef
Situated in the village of Malindi in Kenya, Malindi Marine Park is especially popular with beach holidaymakers because of its long, sandy beaches and its beautiful underwater world. The beach is centrally located in a bay which it shares with its neighbour, Silversands Beach. It is easy to get to, but there is an entry fee for the beach which does include car parking. For your money you will get an especially beautiful and well maintained natural beach, with all necessary comfort, safety and leisure activities. There are public toilets, showers, changing rooms, lifeguards all year round, a small shop and restaurants to suit your budget, some of which belong to the exclusive beach hotel complex. Otherwise, there are only a few buildings at the beach.
The fascinating underwater world at Malindi Marine Park
Malindi Marine Park is spectacularly beautiful. The background to the white sandy beach area is formed by mangroves and palm-trees. If you are looking for solitude and privacy, you can also find that here and swimming is great fun at high tide. At low tide there is a large area which is ideal for mudflat walks. Malindi Marine Park is the oldest national sea park in Africa. It is a UNESCO biosphere conservation area and it is accordingly rigorously protected. The coral reef which runs parallel to the beach benefits from this and is therefore in good condition. Here you will find numerous colourful fish and also dolphins and sea turtles can be spotted with a bit of luck, which is a real bonus if you are snorkelling and diving. Nearby are diving schools which also hire out equipment and offer diving sessions at the reef. In addition there are glass-bottom boats which set off directly from the beach.