The Gambia is the perfect destination for winter sun holidays. With temperatures reaching around 32 degrees from November to May, you can relax by golden sands and enjoy the sunshine all day long. 


Gambia Winter Sun Holidays

Tiered pool at Coco Ocean Resort & Spa, Bijilo, The Gambia

Luxury spas to all-inclusive hotels

We have something to suit all tastes and budgets - from boutique hotels and luxury spas to all-inclusive and 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 during winter holidays.

Sandy beach at African Princess Beach Hotel

Variety of beaches

The 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 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.

The beach at Senegambia Beach Hotel, Kololi, The Gambia


The beach outside the Senegambia and Kairaba Hotels is suffering from coastal erosion but is still a lovely place to while away an afternoon of your winter holiday in the sunshine.

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.

Cape Point beach

Cape Point & Banjul

Magnificent broad and long sandy beaches that stretch into the distance, down to the Atlantic Ocean. Definitely two of the finest beaches in The Gambia.

Brufut beach


Despite the presence of the Sheraton hotel, the beach at Brufut is quiet and unspoilt - a real treat with great views along the coast to Bijilio 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.

Fishing boat at Gunjur beach - Glenn EdwardsGlenn Edwards


Gunjur beach is ideal to watch local fisherman when the boats come in. For sunbathing you may need to move away from the activity to avoid upsetting the locals.

South Gambia & Kartong

Further south along the Atlantic coast you can be assured of some secluded and deserted beaches. The sand is golden with 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.


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Guest – Palm Beach Hotel