Beach Life

The Gambia boasts some of the most superb beaches on the west coast of Africa.

You can step out from any of the hotels which are dotted along its coastline onto a vast expanse of golden sandy beach.

No need to suffer from overcrowded beaches or look at tall buildings towering over you. All the hotels in The Gambia are built low-level to blend into the background, creating a peaceful ambience and each hotel has its own wonderful expanse of beach so you will never feel cramped or crowded.

You can walk for miles as soon as you step outside of your hotel, but if you really want to get away from it all ... Take a drive! Explore and discover some of the most beautiful sandy beaches which stretch the full length of the Gambian coastline.

You don‘t need to go far to find an idyllic spot away from it all to find peace and serenity. As you drive further from the Kombo area, where most of the hotels are situated, you will very soon come to small fishing villages such as Brufut and Tanji where life revolves around the daily catch. The view from the red rock cliffs of Tanji is surreal. The unspoilt beaches at Sanyang and Gunjur stretch for miles, dotted with the odd beach bar selling the catch of the day and a few drinks. The Gambia offers a unique serenity not found in any destination this close to Europe.

Some recommended beaches

Brufut – unspoilt sandy beaches, very natural and beautiful with small beach bars scattered along the coast.

Sanyang and Gunjur – wide white sand beaches, great beach bars – a true African beach experience.

Cape Point – well kept beaches around the hotel areas, some of the widest in The Gambia.

Kotu Beach – flat and sandy beach, good for families and ideal for visitors

Kololi Beach – sandy beaches with great facilities, bars and restaurants

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