North Coast Kenyan Beaches-
Beaches located north of Mombasa provide sweeping view of inviting ocean.
With the backdrop of pristine palms the beaches host several world class
resorts and adventure sports.
North Coast Beaches
The coastline North of Mombasa is a
world of enthralling history and natural beauty.
The coast is lined with pristine palm fringed beaches, and the calm
inviting waters of the Indian Ocean. The beaches are broken by the wide
mouth of Kilifi Creek, whose azure waters are a popular port of call on the
international yachting circuit.
The beaches of Nyali, Vipingo, Kikambala and Shanzu are home to a wide
range of World Class resorts with fine cuisine and services.
The peaceful beach havens of Mtwapa and Takaungu offer an ideal escape from
the outside world, with endless deserted beaches.
The offshore reefs are alive with coral, myriad fish, sea turtles and
dolphins. Both outer and inner reef walls offer world class diving with
spectacular coral gardens and drop offs, and Kenya's best cave diving.
Getting ThereThe gateway to the North Coast is Mombasa,
although some visitors fly directly to Malindi. See the Mombasa section for
details of how to get to Mombasa. The Coastal highway runs north of Mombasa
all the way to Kenya's northern frontier. Driving your own car or hired car
as far as Malindi is very easy. There are regular buses and matatus along
the North coast. Many hotels and resorts in this area have Mombasa shuttles
or can arrange vehicle transfers. Private taxis from Mombasa will also take
you to the North Coast beaches for an agreed fare. Malindi airport has daily
scheduled flights to Mombasa, Nairobi and Lamu. The airport also serves
Getting AroundRegular buses and Matatus service the North
Coast Highway. Services are less regular north of Mailndi. Taxis can be
found in any town, or at most hotels or resorts.