The quaint seaport and capital of The Gambia is the ideal destination for a quiet spot of relaxation. Banjul Beach is blessed with warm year round weather and thriving nature, which is waiting to be explored. Enjoy vibrant markets, see exotic birds and wildlife, or head to the coast to see the working fishing boats dance on the horizon. A delicious meal watching the sunset makes for the perfect evening for a peaceful break away.
The remote paradise of Banjul Beach provides the ideal setting for peaceful days by the shore. Wild greenery and palm trees decorate the long stretch of soft sand that shelves gently into crystal clear waters. There’s plenty of opportunity for water sports along the coast just outside of town, where you can parasail, ride a banana boat and hire a boat. Or if you prefer to just relax, recline on sun loungers, taking shade under parasols as you enjoy the views of the glistening coast.
History and culture
Banjul Beach is a quaint seaport and the capital of The Gambia, which is one of the smallest in Africa. The beach resort can be found on the south of the River Gambia and comes alive each day with packed markets, working fishing boats and exotic species of birds. Colonial British originally established it in the 19th century who used its location as a base for important trading up the river. Trade is still a huge part of Banjul’s culture, which can be explored in its vibrant city markets selling everything from fresh fruit, fish and textiles.
Banjul Beach has a relatively low key nightlife but there is a variety of restaurants and bars to enjoy. Spend your evening dining in one of the coastal restaurants and sampling locally grown fruit and authentic Gambian cuisine such as domoda, a heart meat stew in peanut sauce. Make your way to one of the bars and pubs to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and a place to sip on a cocktail or try the iconic local beer, Jul Brew. For something more upbeat, head to one of the few open air clubs where you can dance till the early hours to music played by a live band.