NEED TO KNOW
LOCATION Busua is on the coast of Ghana, 12 miles (20 km) west of the main port of Sekondi-Takoradi
BEACH FRONTAGE About 2 miles (3 km), though there are many other beaches in the area KEY WILDLIFE Green turtles, monkeys, marine birds, dolphins
ACTIVITIES Swimming, walking, boat trips, visits to Dixcove Castle
The small Atlantic coastal village of Busua is dominated by a beautiful, sweeping beach that boasts safe swimming conditions and a laid-back vibe rooted in the hippy heyday of the early 1970s.
A favorite spot with villagers and the occasional savvy traveler, the beach remains one of West Africa’s most unspoiled spots. If you tire of the beach, take a trip to the nearby fishing town of Dixcove, which has some elegant colonial architecture, or the remote estuarine villages of Butre and Akwidaa.
Getting There The closest international airport is at Accra, the capital of Ghana. From here you can take a bus to Takoradi, then catch a small shared “tro-tro” (van) to Busua via Agona junction and Asane.
When to Go The most comfortable period covers the relatively cool and less humid months (Oct–Apr). Avoid the wettest months (May–Jun).