Accra’s numerous beaches offer an opportunity for some scenic, enjoyable running, with the added bonus of being away from the city’s congested, often un-runnable roads. Some of the best beaches for running in Accra are below. Note: they can get crowded, so best to go early.
Labadi Beach. Wide, sandy beach with compact sand near the water. ~ 1 mile long. Centrally located and very popular.
Kokrobite Beach/Kusum Beach/Bojo Beach. These three beaches, located 25 km west of central Acccra, are contiguous, and altogether feature nearly 5 km of excellent beach running. Wide, with compact sand near the water. Note these beaches are not connected to each other by road.
- Labadi Beach is 1.5 km; Kokrobite Beach/Kusum Beach/Bojo Beach are up to ~5 km