About Niyali Beach

Closest to the city of Mombasa on the northern mainland is the Nyali beach famous for its white sands and easy access to the reef at low tide. Catch the best beautiful views of the Indian Ocean at Nyali Beach one of the best beaches you cannot avoid when you visit Mombasa. Take a swim or surf or even bask in the glorious Kenyan awesome sun any time of the year,  Nyali basically has a world of its own, it is an upscale residential area, with shopping malls, cineplex, schools, banks, and post-offices so that the people don't have to cross the connecting new Nyali bridge to enter the hectic Mombasa city. Nyali beach is a part of the Mombasa Marine reserve that has a great tourist potential due to its unique white sand beaches that coast its border along with much- loved coral reefs. This beach is a good alternative to stay on Mombasa Island. Tourists can choose from the popular luxurious hotels almost on all the seaside like Nyali Beach ResortVoyager HotelReef Hotel, to Backpackers Hotel and with numerous places of entertainment and activities for the tourists from the beach, volley, windsurfing, scuba diving, kite surf, jet skiing, sailing... or visit the unique Mamba village . The Nyali is great for a stroll along the beach or for swimming in the warm turquoise waters. The exotic Nyali beach is a star tourist spot for all the attractions that are on offer and one must visit this spot on weekends for a rejuvenating time, amazing architecture, innovative layouts, and well-thought execution make the place a highly coveted point of tourist interest.

Must See

  • During low tide, grab the opportunity  to take on a sea safari to see amazing red starfish and other sea creatures 
  • Breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset.
  • Watch the attractive .strip of white sand that seems to disappear at high tide.
  • The Mamba Village which houses the biggest crocodile farm in Africa, the sporty Nyali Golf Club,  spiritual Dwarikadham Hindu temple, numerous embassies and some of the most prestigious academic institutions of the coastal province.
  •  numerous modern facilities and amenities including a theme park, malls, and hotels
  • Nyali beach also has good Camel rides to enjoy the beach



How to reach

By taxis or through tuk-tuk or Matatus.

6.7 km from the city center, the place is easily accessible by road. 

10 min (5.3 km) via Links Rd by taxi.

These Bus lines stop near Nyali Beach: 111, 33NG, 8

The closest stations to Nyali Beach are:
Uchumi is 549 meters away, 8 min walk.
Ngumo Stage is 835 meters away, 11 min walk.
Masadukuni is 959 meters away, 13 min walk.
Daystar is 974 meters away, 13 min walk.
Kenyatta Market Flyover is 1053 meters away, 14 min walk.

The price for a tuk-tuk ride is Ksh 50-100 and boda-boda around Ksh 50. . A matatu ride starts from Ksh 20 just to go 500m 



  • Carry an extra pair of clothes.
  • A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • A picturesque beach, do take cameras along.
  •  some hassle from vendors selling trips, sarongs, safaris, cravings, etc. Prepare to bargain!
  • This beach is a good alternative to stay on Mombasa Island.
  • Nice beach but a lot of seaweed in the sea
  • Good spot for snorkeling, there are several beach boys that will try to sell you a snorkeling boat trip, discuss with several before you make your choice.
  • Take a beach tent if possible as it’s crazy hot. 
  • Massages and beverages/snacks available on the beach.
  • Wear shoes in the water so you aren’t injured by stepping on a sea urchin.
  • Try various water activities available
  • Boat trips, snorkeling and diving excursions are available.

Visit Time

Monday: 5.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday: 5.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Wednesday: 5.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Thursday: 5.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Friday: 5.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Saturday: 5.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m

Sunday: 5.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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3-4 hours.


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