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    Kenya Coast

    Kenya-Coast.com is a source of information on Kenya's coastline.

    Dhow on the shores of Mida Creek, Watamu, North Kenya CoastThis website contains information on numerous locations along the 536 kilometres of Kenya's coastline, including towns, beaches, and islands from the Lamu archipelago in the North Coast, Malindi, Watamu, Kilifi, the island and environs of Mombasa and further down the down the South Coast including the beaches of Diani and Galu, Shimoni, Wasini Island and numerous other locations along the Kenyan coast.

    Information on our site, blog and directory ranges from holiday accommodation such as beach houses and beach hotels, through to various activities including Scuba Diving centres, Kite-surfing schools, and deep-sea fishing charter boats. Local business information, history, literature and more can be viewed here. Please contact us to add a listing to our directory.

    This website also has a growing Natural History section, which includes a range of the more commonly encountered species found along the coastline, and information about the ecosystems they live in.

    • About the Kenya Coast

      About the Kenya Coast

      The Kenya Coast has charmed many a visitor to it's shores, where the warm Indian Ocean meets equatorial East Africa. Views of dhows sailing beyond the reef evoke images of trader's centuries old. The Indian Ocean monsoon winds are as influential today as they were hundreds of years ago when the sailors from as far away as China began reaching these shores. With the arrival of foreign influence came promise of prosperity, goods and charms as well as hardships and war. Kenya's coast has an immensely interesting and rich history - with many a reminder of bygone civilisations, cultures, and historical events to be seen scattered along her shores.
      The Kenya Coast is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with brilliant sandy white beaches, coral atols, mangrove forests, lagoons, creeks, remote islands, and secluded bays. Home to a vast array of marine and land flora and fauna.
      coast_sm2The coast is a great tourism destination, in addition to the idyllic beach life, the coast also offers world class entertainment, activities and accommodation facilities catering to a wide variety of tastes from the young and adventurous, to those seeking sun and relaxation - or others keen on delving into the culture and history.
      The Kenya Coast also provides a vital contribution to Kenya's economy in more ways than tourism. The port of Mombasa is the gateway for most goods into East Africa and beyond. A thriving business community exists along the coastline. The coast has a myriad of farms from small fruit 'shambas' to vast sisal plantations. Industrial activities include mining limestone coral deposits for cement and various processing plants near the port.
      In short the Kenya coast is a melting pot of culture, tourism, industry, farming and business - set in an idyllic and exotic location on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

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