Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, Watamu

#6 of 7 in Beaches in Kenya
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Join turtle monitors at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, a long, wide stretch of white sand gently sloping into Watamu Bay. A well-known turtle hatching area, some 99 percent of the beach enjoys protection for the endangered sea turtles that nest here. Observe green turtles, hawksbill turtles, and olive ridley turtles on the beach, or snorkel past leatherback turtles and other marine life in the national park's offshore coral reefs. Take a canoe or a boat trip to explore mangrove forests nearby. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Spiaggia delle Tartarughe by using our Watamu road trip planner.
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  • Watamu is a peaceful little gem, a hidden secret of white beaches, sweet local people, safe and so far mostly undiscovered, but certainly now attracting the luxury tourists in droves with a finesse...  more »
  • Slow service, menu in Italian, not geared to English tourists, probably great if you are Italian, not worth leaving Turtle Bay for.  more »

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