Kyela is most popularly known for Matema Beach, a beautiful beach on the coast of Lake Nyasa located about 45 km from Kyela town. This is where German missionaries established a hospital in the late nineteenth century that is still running today. The beach is busy during Christmas and Easter holidays, but otherwise is quite peaceful. Nearby attractions are the Nakyala ritual cave, Mwalalo falls, and the Lyulilo pottery market. Traditional dances can be organized on request. Options for accomodation include the Lutheran Guest house, the Matema Lakeshore resort, and the Crazy Crocodile Campsite. Other cheaper options are available in the nearby Matema town.