When it comes to Watamu I can never say enough, it is my perfect destination wherever and whenever I need a break from my hectic life. Watamu is a small town located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, known for its wonderful white sand beach. One of the reasons I love Watamu is the tranquility and laid back culture which does wonders for a weary soul.
Here are some of the pictures and reasons I love Watamu, you can also read a previous post on Watamu here.
I love Watamu for for its long (mostly) deserted sugar white sandy beaches
My partner in crime aka my brother
The extreme low tides, waters recant up to a mile at different times of the day. You can walk to the coral reef Islands which are a few meters from the beach.
The warm shallow waters and tranquil seas …
I also get to stay in cool resorts …
One of my favorite moments are the mornings and evenings where I get to enjoy the magical sunrise and sunsets.
I also get to do my jumpshots …
I visit Watamu at least once every year and love every time I get the opportunity to chill out there!
This week I have linked up with;
1. Chasing the Donkey’s #SundayTraveler
2. Nancie’s Budget Travelers Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday.
Be sure to head there and check them out.
Aaahhh…paradise! Take me there now! Your photos are gorgeous as always.
I love that boat with the pirate flag! And the sunsets are spectacular. I can see why you keep going back.
I love Watamu too, it is not crowded unlike the beaches in Mombasa,so you can enjoy some privacy. Simply one of the best beaches along the Kenyan coast.
What a gorgeous paradise – and I love those jump shots!
Until I get my travel groove on in a few years you won’t see many travel posts from me. But, the biggest group I follow are travel bloggers and I love them and their posts for many reasons. Taking me on whimsical journeys to another place. Making a note if I may want to visit there. I’m a Bing Maps freak and I enjoy looking up all of the places everyone goes to on satellite. I like looking at the menus of restaurants and hotels sites too. True story…like tonight…when I’m at work I often leave your posts up and use your pics as “wallpaper”. Thank you for that! I keep meaning to ask you. What camera and lens do you two use, Rachel? This was amazing and so was the link to the other post as well! 🙂
Thanks a lot Mike, such encouraging words! I currently use a point and shoot Sony DSC TX55 or in the case of this post, I used my brother’s Olympus TG-830. Some photos like the ones of Lake Nakuru wildlife, I was given by the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Hope you get your travel groove soon 🙂
Yeah, I’ve always wondered what camera you use… as asked above.
Am spoiled, because I live 20 min. from the beach:) But your captures are beautiful!
Looks like a magical spot and the sunsets are breathtaking.
These are gorgeous photos! I can see why you love Watamu so much. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler 🙂
I love all of these shots. Especially the sunsets. Beautiful photography and star jumps 🙂
It’s obvious why you like Watamu, Rachel. It’s absolutely beautiful and looks pretty empty.
I love your sunrise and sunset photos but really, all your photos are fabulous. I see Watamu isn’t that far from Mombassa so I’m definitely going to put it on my list for when I make it to Kenya, hopefully soon.
Thanks for the intro to a new place!
Look at this place, everyone would FALL IN LOVE with it at FIRST SIGHT!
What a gorgeous photos! I can completely understand why you love Watamu so much. I’ll go there myself anytime :). Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler.
Wow..what a gorgeous place. I don’t think I’d want to leave if I ever make it to Watamu. I don’t see many travel posts of the Indian Ocean so this was such a welcome read. Beautiful photos and always adore your jump shots 🙂
You just gave me one awesome reason (the only one I need) to visit Kenya. Amazing photos and what a gorgeous beach! I’d be there everyday if I could.
No wonder you like Watamu. It’s gorgeous! That water is so calm and blue,and the sand looks soft. I want to go there right now, and I’m saying this as a person who has a beach right outside her own door.
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Wow wow wow, pictures are absolutely fantastic, and this place is a paradise for sure.
I can hear the beach calling my name…looks like paradise found. Great pictures.
i am also hearing the same
I’m so jealous right now looking at these gorgeous photos, I so wish I was on a paradise beach like that right now.
Well, it’s very easy to see why you love Watamu… everything looks gorgeous in there!!
i had my december holiday at watamu and it was perfect the water was clean, pwith white sand not mentioning the dolphin experience and marine park. Going again in august.