Malindi Marine Park
Malindi Marine Park is one of the beaches in Malindi and even if beauty is a question of personal taste, this is most certainly a beach which most people would call a dream beach. The fine, white, sandy natural beach is surrounded by mangroves and palm-trees in the background and the underwater world around the conservation area of the coral reef running parallel to the beach is spectacular. Glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling and diving excursions all set off directly from the beach of Malindi Marine Park. Here you can also hire loungers, buy food and drink and there are also lifeguards on duty to make sure that everybody is safe.

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.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    8/10
  • Family
    9/10
  • Water sport
    3/10
  • Party
    1/10
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Malindi Marine Park is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 8/10 points
Place 12 of 25
This beach is perfect for anybody looking for relaxation, but not wanting to do without amenities.
Family: 9/10 points
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At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 3/10 points
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Water-sports conditions at this beach are rather poor.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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6/10
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6/10
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6/10
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