Kikambala Beach
Kipungani Beach on the island of Lamu in the north of Kenya is a remote beach and can only be reached by a long walk or by water taxi. This has the advantage that it is very quiet here, as only a few people come to this beautiful, unspoilt sandy beach. At the rear of the beach are a few beach houses in front of the spacious dunes and there are only a few small hotel complexes where you can stay the night and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Kipungani Beach offers you the chance to spend relaxed days at the beach together with the option of excitement such as snorkelling and diving with dolphins and the beach is also one of the best insider hotspots in the world for kite-surfers.

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.

Everything you need to know

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    8/10
  • Family
    6/10
  • Water sport
    3/10
  • Party
    4/10
How did you like the beach?
Kikambala Beach 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 8 of 25
This beach is perfect for anybody looking for relaxation, but not wanting to do without amenities.
Family: 6/10 points
Place 9 of 25
Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 3/10 points
Place 17 of 25
Water-sports conditions at this beach are rather poor.
Party: 4/10 points
Place 3 of 25
Only moderate party action here, as not many come to this beach to party.

Atmosphere at the beach
7/10
Ease
6/10
Beauty
7/10
Romance
4/10
Exclusivity
5/10
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Age and nations
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Sand Castle

Offer: Food, Music, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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La Palmas Beach Garden

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks, Dancing, Music, Sun-loungers

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

Gastronomy at the beach
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • Sand Castle
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    Offer: Food, Music, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

  • La Palmas Beach Garden
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks, Dancing, Music, Sun-loungers

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

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Risks
  • Sea urchins
  • sharp stones
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