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

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

Watamu Beach is a beach in Kenya. The water temperature around Watamu Beach varies 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Watamu 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 Watamu Beach?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Watamu Beach. A good spot nearby is Nungwi, which is more than 170.5km (105.9miles) away from Watamu Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Nungwi and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Coco beach, which is ca 241.1km (149.8miles) away from Watamu Beach. Another fun surfspot is Coco beach, located ca 241.1km (149.8miles) from Watamu Beach.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are more gorgeous beaches in proximity to Watamu Beach. The closest one is Malindi Beach, which is just 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Watamu Beach. Another fun beach near Watamu Beach is Kilifi Beach, which is ca 0.6km (0.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Watamu Beach?

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

How is the diving and fishing near Watamu Beach?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very constant throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can often be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Watamu Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Watamu Beach...

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