The Gambia is a wonderful beach holiday destination all year round with daily temperature highs ranging between 29°C and 34°C. Popular beaches have plenty of beach bars, restaurants and sunloungers and are never overcrowded, even in the height of the season. Golden sands line almost the entire coast and whatever the time of year you can easily find a secluded beach without a soul in sight.



Gambia Beach Holidays

Luxury spas to budget hotels

We have something to suit all tastes and budgets - from boutique hotels and luxury spas to more basic hotels. What you can be sure of is that they're all close to a golden stretch of beach...

Woman relaxing on beach near Coco Ocean Resort

Relax from dawn to sunset

Be it a slow morning stroll through the surf, a midday snooze under a gently swaying palm, or a cold evening drink while the sun sets across the Atlantic, the beach will be your constant companion.

Beach in South Gambia

Variety of beaches

Gambia's coastline is rich with a huge variety of beaches - from busier, closely managed beaches in the resort areas, to deserted expanses of sand that will feel like yours and yours alone...

Recommended Beach Hotels

Beaches in The Gambia


Beach outside Coco Ocean Resort and Spa


This is an unspoilt stretch of sand; and with only a couple of smaller hotels and no beach bars or restaurants it feels deserted and personal.

Replenished beach in Senegambia Beach Hotel, Kololi, The Gambia


The beach outside the Senegambia and Kairaba hotels is suffering from coastal erosion (due to be replenished during Winter 2017/18) but is still a lovely place to while away an afternoon or take a relaxing stroll.

Sandy Kotu beach at Kombo Beach Hotel


A wide sandy beach, popular with hotel guests in the area. The area outside the Sunset Beach can change quite dramatically depending on the direction of the Kotu stream. Famed for spectacular sunsets.

Ngala beach at sunset

Bakau & Fajara

This area of coastline is quite dramatic with red rock cliffs interspersed with small beaches. Care should be taken if swimming in this area.

Ocean Bay Hotel: Entrance to beach

Cape Point & Banjul

Magnificent broad and long sandy beaches that stretch into the distance, down to the Atlantic Ocean.

Brufut beach


The beach at Brufut is quiet and unspoilt - a real treat with great views along the coast to Bijilo and Kololi.

Sanyang beach


The beach here is fairly sheltered but has some rocky areas with beach bars dotted along the bay - it's a quiet place and very popular for a day trip.

Nearby unspoilt beach by White Horse Residence, Batokunku, The Gambia


The beach here is deserted and it is possible to walk for miles in either direction with only the odd seabird for company. You will find a small beach bar and some of the best sunsets in The Gambia.

South Gambia & Kartong

Further south along the Atlantic coast you can be assured of some secluded and deserted beaches. The sand is golden along this stretch, and the region is populated by local fishermen landing their boats. Be sure to find a secluded spot if wearing swimwear to avoid offending the locals.


Excellent, I have been with Gambia Experience many times and find everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

Guest – Palm Beach Hotel