With a coastline of 560 kilometres stretching from Aflao in the Volta Region all the way to Cape Three Points in the Western Region, there are enough beaches in Ghana for all activities – relaxation, partying, surfing, and more relaxation. The general rule is, the further you go away from the capital, the cleaner and less crowded the beaches in Ghana are, so take a beach trip to get a break from the hustle and bustle of Accra and other big cities – you will certainly feel more relaxed as soon as you arrive!
Here are our top 5 beaches in Ghana:
Bojo Beach, a private beach located about 30 minutes outside Accra, is known for its beautiful beach, strong waves, and powdery sand.
Notably, Bojo Beach is located on a sandbar that is accessible via a short but thrilling canoe ride over the tributary of the River Densu. Hence, it’s a great place to sunbathe, eat, drink, play, and relax in a clean restful environment. The entry fee is 15 cedis per person for adults and 5 cedis for kids (includes the boat rides to and from the beach), and renting a beach umbrella will cost you an extra 10 cedis.
However, Bojo is not the most ideal swimming beach in Ghana as there can be strong currents, but there is a lifeguard on duty should you feel so inclined. The lifeguards can also show you the best and safest swimming spots.
Beautiful Ghana Tip: Bojo Beach on weekend mornings is great for a quiet meditative experience.
Labadi Pleasure Beach
The name ‘Pleasure Beach’ is not a misnomer. In fact, Labadi Pleasure Beach is easily the most popular beach in Ghana and a guaranteed good time. The 3km long beach front is dotted with bars, restaurants, beach chairs and at popular times such as weekends and public holidays, horseback riding, frisbee, football, and beach volleyball. The entrance to Labadi Pleasure Beach is between the Labadi Beach Hotel and La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. It costs 2 cedis to enter on weekdays and 5 cedis on weekends.
Beautiful Ghana Tip: Weekend nights at Labadi Pleasure Beach are a great way to experience Ghana’s vibrant night life.
Kokrobite Beach (Big Millie’s)
Kokrobite Village is a small fishing village approximately an hour outside Accra. The beach is home to the popular Big Milly’s Backyard hostel, a laid back hostel with an open bar that has become somewhat of a backpacker’s classic. Additionally, there is also Kokrobite Gardens, a great option for good pizzas, pastas and salads. These establishments make Kokrobite Beach very popular with expatriates.
Notably, Kokrobite Beach is absolutely the best beach in Ghana for surfing and for bonfire nights. Because of its popularity as a tourist attraction, it is not the quietest beach – it’s full of hawkers,
Beautiful Ghana Tip: Visit Kokrobite Beach at dawn on weekday mornings to watch the fishermen arriving and unloading their fresh crabs, lobsters, and other seafood. It’s possible to buy some of this produce and have it prepared right in front of you.
Gomoa Fetteh Beach
Gomoa Fetteh is located in the Central Region, about 50 km west of Accra, on the Accra-Cape Coast road. Certainly, its are the most iconic beaches in Ghana because of their lush palm trees and tropical feel. Additionally, the strong winds and long stretches of beach at Gomoa Fetteh also make the beach popular with wind surfers and kite enthusiasts.
There are 2 main accommodation options for overnight stay – Till’s Beach Hotel and White Sands Beach Resort. White Sands is a high end and exclusive resort, whereas Till’s is more popular with families and backpackers.
Beautiful Ghana Tip: Planning on visiting Gomoa Fetteh Beach more often? Become a member of White Sands Beach Resort for discounted entry fees.
“The best is in the West” is a universal saying, but it’s especially true when it comes to beaches in Ghana’s Western Region. The beaches are sparkling clean, untainted, and not crowded. Moreover, the water is calm and clear making it ideal for snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming.
Similarly to Gomoah Fetteh, there are a number of accomodation options for every budget. They include the truly stunning Lou Moon Lodge, and the budget Axim Beach Resort. There is also Escape 3 Points Eco Lodge
Beautiful Ghana Tip: The best way to enjoy these pristine beaches is to do away with modern day distractions. Leave your phone behind and take a nature walk down the beach for a fully relaxing experience.
What’s your favorite beach in Ghana? Let us know in the comments!