Tiwi beach is approximately 20 kilomteres south of Mombasa. A coral track off the main Mombasa road leads 3 kilomteres towards the ocean though coconut groves, and small coastal 'shambas'.
Tiwi is popular with budget travllers - and has attracted overlanders and backpackers for many years. In addition to budget accommodation, Tiwi also offers a range of tourist accommodation.
The beach is relatively quiet - and leads to the estuary of the Mwachema river to the south of the beach. Beyond this estuary is the beginning of the expanisve Diani beach.