Where’s your favourite beach spot in Ghana?
As we enter into the summer period in the UK many people will be thinking about where they will be going this summer. If Ghana is indeed your destination, you will surely be tempted to go to the beach to soak up the sun and get taste of the quintessential atmosphere that is Ghana. It’s especially refreshing for us British-born Ghanaians as the beaches of Blackpool, Brighton or Kent, but somehow these places don’t compare to the sandy beaches of Ghana. In and around the capital Accra we are spoilt for choice with many smaller beaches and the more populous beach resorts.
Labadi Beach also known as La Pleasure or La Palm Beach is the busiest beach on Ghana’s coast .It is one of Accra’s few beaches and is maintained by the local hotel. An entrance fee to those not staying the hotels is charged. On holidays and weekends there are often performances of reggae, hip life , and cultural drumming and dancing. It’s a real tourist haven and you’re likely to see a more international mix of people as opposed to strictly Ghanaian.
Coco Beach is another beach hotel resort located on the Atlantic coast of Ghana in the Teshie-Nungua district in Accra. Like Labadi it is also twinned with a hotel so it guarantees tourist visitation. On weekends and public holidays the place comes alive with a live band. The music is complemented by colourful performances by cultural troupes from different ethnic groups in the country. They treat you to a variety of rhythm and dance giving you a picturesque insight of their cultural heritage
Bojo Beach is another alternative although not a very big beach; it is a great place to hang out with your friends as it is compact and has a community vibe. It is also good if you want
to have abundance of beach life and sneak away from the busy city of Accra. The beach is about 20km from west of Accra and its becoming a very poplar beach destination for many tourists in Ghana. Bojo Beach is the only beach where you experience the rich “Island” experience on a sand bank with one side being fresh water and the other side being salty. This beach is sandwiched between a lagoon and the sea shores.
Kokrobite is a funky beach town and its beach is home for all reggae lovers and Rastafarians as well. It’s a place I first visited in 2007 and was taken in by its unique atmosphere.Kokrobite is a small fishing village located on the long stretch of “beachlets” lined on the Ghana coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 25km west from Accra and is a popular beach destination for beach lovers seeking rich tropical paradise and pristine beaches. There are huts built with palm or coconut branches, creating a cool habitat when the sun is scorching and also to keep your personal belongings.
There are many beaches, hotels and bars lined up on the entire coast of Ghana. Some of these beaches are “quiet”, thus making them ideal private spots for tourists in groups, schools and families. You can almost choose a beach to suit your mood.
So where’s your favourite place to unwind in the sun? Get in touch and let us know which beach is your beach of choice. Maybe there is a local beach you like that I haven’t mentioned.
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Ben Jk Anim-Antwi (Kwesi)