Watamu Beach is located at 120 km/74 mi in the north of Mombasa and 28 km/17 mi in the south of Malindi, the nearest big town. The shoreline of this area consists of white sandy beach and offshore corals forming three bays, namely Watamu bay, Turtle bay and Blue Lagoon. The bay is protected by a coral reef almost 0.5 km/546.81 yd off the shore.
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Kneeboarding in Bamburi Beach, Mombasa, Coast Province Kenya
The calm crystal clear waters provide with an overwhelming sea experience.The beach is calm due to an offshore reef and during high tides, it can get narrow at places and also seaweed infested. The natural coral reef which is between 0.5 and 2 km / 546.81 yd and 1.2 mi, makes it a more safe place for knee-boarding within the reef.
Given that the best months to visit the spot is from January to March, where days are dry and humidity at very comfortable levels, that is why knee-boarding at the Bamburi beach is an all year round activity. Knee-boarding at this spot can be an amazing experience on both small and medium size tides, but mostly it would depend on ones experience.
Most importantly though, is to make sure that one does not go beyond the reef. All in all, the spot is suitable for both experienced and amateur knee-boarders. Knee-boarding is conducted on daily basis depending on tides and winds suitability.
How to Get to Destination
Mombasa Railway station is located at the city centre. From the station, one can hire a taxi or board on the public means( matatus) to Bamburi Beach side.
If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.
Tuesday to Saturday the charge is 13$ for 100 balls per head. On Sundays we give a discount whereby the charge is 10$ for 150 balls per person, which is inclusive of the protective gears and all the equipment used in the game.
We also have lunchbox packages that go for 20$ and salad packages for 15$ inclusive of the game. Each game session goes for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
We are open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.