Malindi Pier

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Malindi Pier | Photo by Peter Mkristo

About Malindi Pier

The Malindi Pier is an iconic landmark in not only Malindi Town, but the whole of the East African Coast. It is one of the longest piers in the region. The jetty, where boats can dock, is used by fishermen and other seafarers to load and offload cargo (mostly fish) from large vessels that dock there and is often used by residents and holiday makers to view the ocean. The Malindi pier is believed to be over 70 years old.

The Malindi Pier is a concrete bridge spanning deep into the waters of the Indian Ocean, from the road’s side. It is about 400 metres from end to end, though only half of this length is over the water and can be accessed from both the road and the beach. It stands at the golden beach known as Bunthwani, which spans for miles and ends at the iconic Vasco Da Gama Pillar. For years it has also been a major tourist attraction for both locals and foreigners, who come to take photos, enjoy the oceanic view of the resort town. At the pier people come to fish, swim, or just take a stroll over the ocean and surrounding beach. Hundreds of holiday makers, especially during weekends and festive seasons such as Christmas, throng the jetty to relax; most people tend to come early in the morning and late in the afternoon.

What to do at the Malindi Pier

The Malindi pier stands in the middle of the Northern Beach (Golden Beach), popularly known as Buntwani. This is a pristine golden beach owing to influence coming from the nearby Sabaki River. It is a nice spot for swimming. Most people tend to come early in the morning and late in the afternoon.

It is during these hours that you will find locals playing beach football. These beaches have nurtured Malindi best football talents over the years.

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