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

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

Malindi Beach is a beach in Kenya. The water temperature around Malindi Beach changes slightly during 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 Malindi 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 Malindi Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Malindi Beach is approximately:
27°C (81°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Malindi Beach. A spot that might be worth checking out is Nungwi, which is 170.8km (106.1miles) away from Malindi Beach. Click here for more information on Nungwi and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Coco beach, which is 241.5km (150miles) away from Malindi Beach. Another fun surfspot is Coco beach, located roughly 241.5km (150miles) from Malindi Beach.

Are there any other beaches located close to Malindi Beach?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches in close proximity to Malindi Beach. The nearest one is Kilifi Beach, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Malindi Beach. Another beautiful beach near Malindi Beach is Watamu Beach, which is roughly 0.3km (0.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Malindi Beach?

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

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Malindi Beach?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar during the year. The waters at Malindi Beach are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Malindi Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Malindi Beach...

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