Kuruwitu Beach
There are only a few hotel complexes and privately owned houses at Kuruwitu Beach. The fine sandy beach has been left to nature and is very well maintained by a local initiative which also looks after the underwater world, clears away any rubbish and watches out for overfishing and other environmental threats. All this means that visitors to the beach find here an idyllic beach lined with palm-trees and a great colourful underwater world at the coral reef which is near to the beach. Snorkelers and divers will most certainly get their money’s worth here. Back on land you can enjoy delicious food and drinks in the especially friendly atmosphere at the very cosy beach bar which also offers comfortable beach beds.

Kuruwitu Beach – natural, sandy beach with palm-trees and beach bar

Kuruwitu Beach is a sandy beach about one and a half kilometres in length situated north-east of Mombasa. At the south-western end of Kuruwitu Beach is Vipingo Beach. At the rear of the beach are some private houses, beach hotels and a beach bar with a large garden. The beach itself has been left to nature and the fine, light sand is mixed with coral pieces, small shells, dried seaweed and branches. The surrounding area of Kuruwitu Beach is dominated by dense forests, and palm-trees and other trees line the beach.

Diving and snorkelling at the coral reef of Kuruwitu Beach

Kuruwitu Beach is part of a Marine Sanctuary, a sea and nature conservation area. The beach and the surrounding coastal area are protected and maintained by a local initiative and the underwater world especially benefits from this. The offshore coral reef is in good condition and in the clear water you can discover the impressive, colourful variety of flora and fauna while snorkelling and diving, or from a glass-bottom boat. There is also a good chance that you can even spot dolphins and sea turtles here. Also on offer are trips on a Dhow, a traditional fishing boat, as well as angling excursions. At low tide when the water goes right out and swimming is almost impossible, you can instead join a guided walking tour to the reef.

Fantastic beach bar with comfortable beach beds

There are no amenities directly at the beach apart from a very basic shower at the Marine Sanctuary base. Loungers, parasols and particularly comfortable beach beds can be found in the garden of the perhaps cosiest and nicest beach bar in Africa. As well as cold drinks, delicious snacks and great food, you will find here plenty of space and a very welcoming, homely atmosphere.

Everything you need to know

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    8/10
  • Family
    6/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    1/10
How did you like the beach?
Kuruwitu 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 10 of 25
This beach is perfect for anybody looking for relaxation, but not wanting to do without amenities.
Family: 6/10 points
Place 10 of 25
Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 25 of 25
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 22 of 25
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
4/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
9/10
Romance
7/10
Exclusivity
1/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
Age groups
< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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Beach usage
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Water sports
Also available:
Boat, Sailing
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
The Beach Bar Map icon
The Beach Bar

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

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary Map icon
Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary
Offer:
Diving, Glassbottom Boat, Snorkeling, Fishing, Dhow-Tours, Dolphin Watching

www.kuruwitukenya.org
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • The Beach Bar
    The Beach Bar To map Map icon

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

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

Direction to beach
Risks
  • Jellyfish
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