The Kenyan Coast is a distinctive part of Kenya's unrivaled tourism attractions and is home to over nine communities whose dialects gave the basis of the Kiswahili language, Kenya's national language. Being the gateway to East Africa, the Kenya coast has a striking and colourful mixture of people and cultures that have defied the passage of time. It's white sandy beaches stretch for over 480kms (300 miles) from North to South, bordered by a spectacular coral barrier reef with wonders of under water explorations. The coast has a protective coral reef, creating calm waters that are ideal for swimming and water sports. The Coast also offers plenty of aquatic adventures such as para-sailing, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing etc.