Kenyatta Beach – A lot to see and do!
Kenyatta Beach is the only beach without hotels in the Mombasa region. On this wide beach with its fine sand there are only a few privately owned properties which blend into the attractive setting. This makes Kenyatta Beach a beautiful, unspoilt natural beach which is especially popular with the locals. In contrast to other beaches in this region, it can be reached via a nice, wide path where you can also park your car.
Kenyatta Beach – Authentic beach atmosphere with few tourists
It quickly becomes clear at Kenyatta Beach that this is a beach which is mainly for the locals. These beaches are legally determined as such by the Kenyan government for each region. However, this does not make this beach unattractive for tourists - quite the opposite!
Watching the locals and their activities at the beach in itself provides entertainment, and this begins with the lively road to the beach, along which there are numerous colourful stalls where you can find a whole range of things on offer, from food, arts and craft to clothing. It is a real spectacle!
At the beach itself you get the impression that you are in a huge amusement park. Particularly in the late afternoon, when it gets a bit cooler, hundreds of people of all ages make their way here. They eat together, chat, laugh, play on the beach and splash in the water. The predominantly Islamic character of the beach is illustrated by groups of young Koran students in uniform. Lethargic camels, which you can ride on, just round off the exotic, oriental and lively atmosphere.
Kenyatta Beach – For water-sports enthusiasts and swimmers
Kenyatta Beach has an offshore coral reef where the water is quite shallow, making it interesting for surfers and kite-boarders. At high tide it is also great for snorkelling and several of the suppliers here also offer diving tours.
Also very popular are trips on glass-bottom boats where you can experience the colourful underwater world without getting wet.
The differences between high and low tides at Kenyatta Beach are very obvious. At low tide you can walk towards the coral reef, but you have to be careful as the tide comes back in very quickly. The very warm water in the small pools which form at low tide is ideal for a dip.
As is generally the case in the region around Mombasa, you can hire everywhere here swim tubes which you can have fun in the water with and because the water is shallow for quite a distance into the sea, it is safe for children to splash about in.