Nyali Beach

  • Nyali Beach - Kenya
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A short distance south along the coast from Mombasa Beach, Nyali Beach is located on the peninsula of mainland which drops down beside Mombasa Island. Curving around the southern coast of the peninsula in a north-easterly direction, its beautiful white sands stretch in a wide ribbon for several kilometres.

Relatively uncrowded, Nyali Beach is incorporated into Mombasa Marine Reserve. Its waters are not only protected, but also very calm, providing ample opportunity for swimming as well as snorkelling and diving.

Located within walking distance of several high-end hotels and a plethora of restaurants, at the southern end of Nyali Beach there is also a natural cavern known as Lord Shiva Gombeshwar Caves, said to improve the fertility of women who visit it.

Nyali Beach is busiest on weekends and public holidays, when families leave central Mombasa to enjoy time on the coast.

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Dogs allowed

Lifeguard service



  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing


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