8 best beaches in Ghana

written by Dre Roelandt

updated 31.01.2024

Ghana is blessed with beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches that offer visitors a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences. From bustling and popular destinations to hidden gems, the country has a range of beaches that cater to various preferences Here is our pick for the best beaches in Ghana.

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1. The lively Labadi Pleasure Beach

Best beach in Ghana with a lively energy

Labadi Pleasure Beach, also known as La Pleasure Beach, is a lively and popular destination situated in the heart of Accra, Ghana's vibrant capital city. This beach buzzes with energy and offers a range of activities to keep you entertained.

Saddle up and enjoy horseback rides along the coconut tree-lined shore. Or, simply relax and soak up the sun while sipping a refreshing drink from one of the beachfront bars.

Don't miss the chance to witness young locals showing off their impressive equestrian skills. Labadi Pleasure Beach is undoubtedly the most easily accessible beach in Ghana but be warned it is also the busiest.

Labadi Beach in Accra, Ghana © Shutterstock

Labadi Beach in Accra, Ghana © Shutterstock

2. The sandy beaches of Ankobra Beach

Best for: hikes and birdwatching

If you're seeking a laid-back vibe and a chance to connect with nature, Ankobra Beach is the place to be. It's one of the best beaches in Ghana. Located in the Western Region, this beach offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere that will wash away your worries.

Take leisurely strolls along the golden sands, explore nearby hiking trails, or try birdwatching as you immerse yourself in the area's natural wonders. For a taste of local culture, make sure to visit the nearby Ankorba community. Here you can find locally made handicrafts and jewellery, supporting the local artisans and their vibrant traditions.

Ankobra beach in Axim, Ghana © Shutterstock

Ankobra beach in Axim, Ghana © Shutterstock

3. The serene Awangazule Beach

Best for: secluded bliss

For those in search of solitude and a colourful ambiance, Awangazule Beach near the coastal village of Axim is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This lesser-known beach offers a serene and peaceful escape from the crowds.

Awangazule Beach offers a truly unique experience away from the beaten path, where you can bask in the untouched beauty of the Ghanaian coastline. Enjoy the white sandy beaches and coconut trees at this tidy beachfront.

Beach in Axim, Ghana © Shutterstock

Beach in Axim, Ghana © Shutterstock

4. The well-connected Sakumono Beach

Best for: beach volleyball and more

Located near the bustling capital city of Accra, Sakumono Beach offers a convenient coastal retreat for both locals and tourists. This is one of the best beaches in Ghana for swimming and playing beach volleyball.

When you're ready for a break from the sand and surf, head to the nearby Nungua Junction mall for some shopping or a bite to eat. Sakumono Beach strikes the perfect balance between accessibility and a vibrant beach atmosphere.

 Accra waterfront © Shutterstock

Accra waterfront © Shutterstock

5. The waves of Busua Beach

Best Beach in Ghana for luxurious seafront surfing

Venturing to the Western Region, you'll find the breathtaking beauty of Busua Beach. With its thatch-roofed beach resorts, white sandy beaches, and swaying palm trees, this picturesque coastline is a paradise for beach lovers.

Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a novice looking to catch some waves, Busua Beach offers excellent surfing conditions that cater to all skill levels. Dive into the inviting waters for a refreshing swim, or simply relax and soak up the sun while taking in the captivating natural beauty. It's no wonder that Busua Beach is renowned for being one of the cleanest beaches in Ghana.

A beach in Busua, Ghana © Shutterstock

Beach in Busua, Ghana © Shutterstock

6. Ada Beach — one of the best beaches in Ghana

Best for: nature lovers

For a quieter and more intimate beach experience, Ada Beach is a hidden gem worth exploring. This lesser-known beach is teeming with sea birds and turtles, creating a serene environment for nature lovers.

Whether you're into yachting, water sports, or sport fishing, Ada Beach offers a fantastic setting for beach goers. Take a break from the bustling crowds and discover the tranquil beauty of this off-the-beaten-path destination.

Freshwater beach at Ada Foah, Ghana © Shutterstock

Ada freshwater beach, Ghana © Shutterstock

7. The funky beach town of Kokrobite Beach

Best for: funky party atmosphere

If you're seeking a beach experience with a funky beach town twist, Kokrobite Beach is the place to be. Located near Accra, this vibrant beach town embraces the spirit of reggae music and Rastafarian culture.

Enjoy the festivities as bonfire celebrations and oceanfront parties light up the night. Experience the lively nights filled with song, dance, and drumming that will have you grooving to the rhythm of the beach.

Kokrobite Beach offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and celebrate life on the Ghanaian coast.

Kokrobite beach views , Accra - Ghana © Shutterstock

Kokrobite beach views © Shutterstock

8. The off-the-beaten-trek Cape Three Points

Best for: eco-friendly travellers

For the intrepid traveller seeking seclusion and adventure, Cape Three Points is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. Located at the southernmost point of Ghana, this beach offers secluded white sands and a sense of serenity that is off the beaten path.

While the water may be rough for swimming, it presents excellent opportunities for thrilling water sports. Embrace the spirit of eco-tourism and stay in one of the eco-lodges that are nestled in the surrounding natural beauty. Cape Three Points is a true haven for those seeking an eco-friendly and adventurous beach experience.

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Dre Roelandt

written by Dre Roelandt

updated 31.01.2024

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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