Kikambala Beach – Sleepy dream beach
Kikambala Beach is a 12-kilometre long beach north of Mombasa. This dream beach has fine, white sand and is very peaceful. It is not easy to get to though, as the road ends several hundred metres from the beach and you need to walk the rest of the way and this is one reason that the beach is so quiet. There are only a couple of bars at Kikambala Beach and the northern part has been completely left to nature. Nearby is an old-established Kenyan village.
Kikambala Beach – reef walks and beach parties
Kikambala Beach is ideal for long walks and at low tide you can even walk out to the coral reef to observe numerous sea creatures such as sea worms and starfish. As everywhere on the Kenyan coast, you should be aware of the tides, because at high tide the water comes in unbelievably quickly and the rocks then divide Kikambala Beach into different areas. Although at low tide you can stroll along the wide beach area, at high tide the water is up to your waist.
You can walk out to the reef on your own, but if you want to find out more about the plants and creatures you should book a tour with a Beach Boy.
\r\nKikambala Beach is very quiet during the morning but gets busier in the afternoon, particularly with locals. At high tide the water is great for swimming and splashing about, but it is mostly too warm to be refreshing.
A small beach bar offers drinks and fresh sea food and loud music blasts from the large speaker boxes. In and around this wooden bar the local beach life gets going in the afternoon. It is a brilliant place to watch the people and because of the Kenyan hospitality, it is easy for holidaymakers to join in the fun. Quite often there are also beach parties with bands and DJs.