Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach Accra- A Master Guide for AFRIMA-GHANA 2018

Labadi Beach Accra

Labadi Beach, officially known as the La Pleasure Beach, is a scenic stretch of sand situated in Labadi, a suburb of Accra. It is not to be confused with the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel or the Labadi Beach Hotel, both of which are up scale hotel beaches in the same vicinity. It is the most popular beach in Ghana, with a spacious shoreline lined with sparse coconut trees and plenty of activities on offer.

Labadi Beach

Street Food and Local Gin

There are dozens of bars littered across the place, where you can enjoy cool beers or try out locally-brewed gin and spirits like Akpeteshi or Shocker. These very potent drinks, consumed in moderation, are the drink of choice for many local beach goers. There are also hookah bars in smoking areas, for those who enjoy tobacco.

The food is also a treat although it is mainly street food. Local favourites like charcoal-grilled tilapia, spicy kebabs and Jollof rice are sold for very cheap. There are also stalls where you can buy continental dishes like French fries, Burgers and Salads.

Night Time Parties

When the waters become too dark and dangerous to swim in, visitors abandon the waves to party until very late in the night. Live bands and reggae artists, as well as disco and pop DJs play for all night raves around bonfires. You can certainly have a great time there any day of the week.

Because the beach is so popular among citizens of Accra, it is usually filled on Fridays and Saturdays, however, on weekdays you can enjoy a quiet environment perfect for reading or reflection. You can also go on horseback rides along the water for a very small fee.

Labadi Beach

Art Stores

Labadi Beach is a public space, however, you do have to pay a small access fee of about GH¢10 (US$2.30). Because of the presence of the many experts who visit, there are art stores where you can purchase various artefacts like Krobo beads, Rings, Trinkets, Wooden masks, etc.

If you are attending the AFRIMA-GHANA 2018. then you may want to take a trip to the beach, in order to enjoy the scenery around Accra. The 5th edition of AFRIMA will commence from November 21st to November 24th in Accra, Ghana.

Starting with AFRIMA Welcome Soiree on November 21; Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) on November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Accra; AFRIMA Music Village also on November 22 from 5.00 p.m. till dawn at the Independence Square, Accra; a Guided Tour of the notable sites and landmarks in the Host City on November 23 followed by 5th AFRIMA Nominees Party from 10.00 p.m.; and the main awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana.

The people of Ghana are as excited as the rest of the continent!

Voting is still on, simply go to www.afrima.org/voting2018 to see your favourite artiste clinge the  23.9 Karat Gold Plated trophy.

Source: theculturetrip.com

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