Wherever you are, you'll never be far from a beautiful golden beach in Accra. The entire coastline is dotted with beautiful sandy spots to relax in, where both visitors and locals alike can enjoy watching the stunning Atlantic Ocean waves crash against the shore.
From smaller unspoilt hideaways to urban sands filled with delicious street food vendors, great bars and local music, you are sure to find your idea of paradise here. Below, you'll find everything you need to know about Accra's must-visit beaches.
Labadi Beach, or La Pleasure Beach as it is also known, is perhaps the most popular beach in Ghana. Open to the public, you can visit whenever you please – it is particularly beautiful (and at its quietest) at sunrise.
For guests of Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, Labadi Beach can be reached in just over 15 minutes by car or taxi. Sparkling azure seas and gorgeous sands are guaranteed here, but there is also plenty to enjoy along the shore. You will be spoilt for choice for lunch or dinner with the wide range of street food available. From local delicacies to continental favourites such as salads and burgers, you are sure to find a stall that will satisfy your appetite. Meanwhile, eclectic bars offer all sorts of beverages from refreshing juices to locally-brewed spirits and beers.
As for entertainment, expect to find everything from pony rides to acrobatic performances throughout the day. There is always something going on, even during the evening. As the sun goes down, you can dance to DJs or listen to local musicians performing around bonfires.
If you are looking to unwind in a truly peaceful setting, head to Bojo Beach. Unlike any other in Accra, upon entering you will be taken away on a small boast steered by trained professionals across a stretch of freshwater to the pristine white sands in the distance. With still water on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, Bojo Beach offers an island-like experience.
Wonderfully quiet (especially mid-week) and very clean, peace and tranquillity are guaranteed here. Put your feet up on a comfortable sun lounger, bask in the sunshine and then head to the thatched shack for refreshments.
Bojo Beach is a private beach, so a small entrance fee of 8GH¢ (around €2) is required to gain access. To get here from Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, a car or taxi is required. The journey, in total, should be no longer than one hour and ten minutes and passes the Densu Delta Protected Area.
Popular with travellers and a real must-visit for anyone into reggae, Kokrobite Beach is fantastic if you are looking for something slightly different. A lively spot, it is based next to the small fishing village of Kokrobite - just over an hour's drive from Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra. Whether you wish to travel via taxi or car, the journey can be arranged for you through our concierge.
Once you arrive at Kokrobite Beach, you will quickly notice coconut trees are in abundance. Sample the delicious snack fresh, or stop off at one of the many restaurants here. Kokrobite Garden, Big Milly's and Dizzy Lizzie's are popular with tourists.
On an evening and during weekends, the bars here come to life. You will always find someone singing and playing a guitar, and Saturdays are known as reggae nights. Bands perform at various locations, and you can learn how to play the drums and dance to Ghanaian music with the Academy of African Music and Arts.
If you find yourself near Labadi Beach but want somewhere more secluded, continue along the coast until you reach Coco Beach. A 35-minute car journey from Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, it is a lovely place to spend a chilled-out afternoon.
Enjoy the sea breeze, make the most of the great weather and don't forget to explore the arts and crafts sold by locals. It is likely you will hear residents of the area playing the drums too - a soothing sound to accompany your meal at one of the restaurants nearby. Dine on local dishes and don't forget to try the seafood. If you cast your eyes out to sea, you may even see the fisherman returning with their next batch of freshly caught fish!
If you are planning a trip to Accra, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly staff. They will be delighted to help you with any travel arrangements during your stay, and our concierge will happily provide you with any extra information you need about must-see sights in the area.