Ghana’s coastline stretches 560 kilometres (350 miles) from Aflao in the Volta Region all the way to Cape Three Points in the Western Region. Along this coastline, many beautiful beaches with different sand and rock features hug the Atlantic Ocean. Here are some favourites, where you can bask in the shade of palm trees after a warm swim in the sea.
Labadi Beach is the most popular beach in Ghana, located in the capital Accra. It is well patronised by locals and foreigners for its night-time parties by bonfires. Enjoy horseback rides, delicious street food, and live band music without travelling out of town.
Anomabo Beach Resort
The Central Region is a top destination with tourists due to its historical involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. Anomabo is a small fishing community close to Cape Coast, perfect for a quick getaway. The Anomabo Beach Resort boasts some of the cleanest sands in Ghana and the best seafood menu, sourced fresh from the ocean.
La Palm Royal Beach
Also in Accra, the La Palm Royal Beach is firm favourite among travellers for its luxurious seafront and has been in operation for over twenty years. By prioritising luxury and creating a premium, relaxing atmosphere, the La Palm Royal Beach is suited for holidaymakers craving pristine, disturbance-free time in Ghana.
La Palm Royal Beach, La Road, Ghana 030 221 5100
Coconut Groove Beach Resort
Elmina is another place in the Central Region noted for its breath-taking beaches. At the Coconut Groove Beach Resort, you get more than a calm day at a beautiful beach. This fine establishment, fitted with a golf course, sauna and spa provides as excellent view of the sea, with the Elmina Castle in the distance, under the shade of palm trees for a romantic dinner.
Coconut Groove Beach Resort, Mmoframa Akyinim, Elmina, 024 433 3001
Busua Beach Resort
The Busua Beach Resort in the Western Region is a magnificent location for business trips or family vacations away from the stress of the city. At night, the true beauty of the beach is revealed in the splendidly decorated beachfront with thatch roofs, scented oil lamps, summer huts and a beautiful bonfire.
Busua Beach Resort, Elmina, Ghana 020 638 8029
This intimate beach is perfect for someone wishing to relax by the sea without having to travel too far out of the city. Bojo Beach is just 5 kilometres (3 miles) from the centre of Accra and the journey there is made all the more special as you have to cross the Densu River by canoe to get the magical beach.
Kokrobite is also another popular beach destination in Ghana located a few kilometres outside Accra. It is always teeming with expats who come to enjoy the Rastafarian culture prominent there. It is great for a party, with many seats and a calm atmosphere because of the shade of the many palm trees on the shoreline.
Ankobra is ideal for a quiet and isolated vacation where you can unplug and unwind. It is situated in the coastal village of Axim, one of Ghana’s most western points, a few kilometres away from Takoradi, in the Western Region. With few palm trees and a very tidy beachfront, the Ankobra Beach is just the place to relax with minimal distractions.
Ankobra Beach, Axim Ankobra River Rd, Ghana 031 209 2323
Escape 3 Points Beach
Escape 3 Points is an eco lodge on the most western tip of the Ghana. This hidden treasure is deep in the tropical rain forest but also close to the Atlantic Ocean. At this beach, you get to experience two climate zones in close proximity and also see the offshore oil rigs at work. Escape 3 Points is the perfect eco-friendly beach for someone looking for a rustic experience in Ghana.
Escape 3 Points Beach, Cape Three Points, Ghana 026 721 8700
Aborigines Beach Resort
Keta is a magnificent town in the Volta Region, sitting at the point where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At Abrorigines Beach Resort, you get to watch the waters of this great river empty into the sea after travelling for many miles, whilst enjoying fresh tilapia, oysters and other seafood.
Aborigines Beach Resort, Keta, Ghana 054 808 5410