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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kilifi Beach, Kenya

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kilifi Beach...

Kilifi Beach is a beach in Kenya. The water temperature around Kilifi Beach has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 25°C (76.9°F) in August up to 29.4°C (84.8°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Kilifi Beach is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Kilifi Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Kilifi Beach is approximately:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Kilifi Beach. A good spot nearby is Nungwi, which is almost 171.1km (106.3miles) away from Kilifi Beach. Click here for more information on Nungwi and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Coco beach, which is ca 241.7km (150.1miles) away from Kilifi Beach. Another surfspot is Coco beach, located roughly 241.7km (150.1miles) from Kilifi Beach.

Are there any other nice beaches located close to Kilifi Beach?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches in proximity to Kilifi Beach. The closest one is Malindi Beach, which is only 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Kilifi Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Kilifi Beach is Watamu Beach, which is 0.6km (0.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Kilifi Beach?

The average water temperature at Kilifi Beach is extremely warm, around 27°C (80°F), with very little changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Kilifi Beach. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Kilifi Beach can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Kilifi Beach?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Kilifi Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Kilifi Beach...

Do you know what the the city Aurich in Germany, the city Broska in Ukraine, and the city Busana in Italy have in common with Kilifi Beach? Click on the links to find out...