The Gambia, known to be the smiling coast of Africa for a good reason.
In Gambia you'll find the most beautiful beaches accompanied with the perfect temperature of the sun.
Directly on one end of Gambia is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with it's waters run through the whole of Gambia.
As it was discovered, Gambia is in fact one of the closest countries to the sun (with about 60 M miles).
Luckily the temperatures are mostly constant from 26° to 34°C and can sometimes get very hot (up to 40 °C).
But not to fear anything for there are enough places to cool off and enjoy the weather.
From Gambia you'll reach the next beach from nearly every town in just 10 to 30 minutes drive or biking, even walking will get you there.
First stop Fajara Beach
Accompanied by beautiful white sands, a couple of elevated areas and hills aiding in a spectacular overview of the horizon.
Surrounded by elegant Hotels direct on the banks of the beach.
In the high summer seasons mostly from April to September it is often visited and the perfect place for beachsport and fitness station for the restless.
Palma Rima Beach
The most popular beach in Gambia, is named after the first hotel on that area. It is beloved for it's beautiful and wide range of shade.
The massive numbers of dwarf coconuts palm trees make a great deal of comfort under the rising temperatures.
The Palma Rima Beach is located in Senegambia, the home of tourism. It is also famous for it's yearly sports competition. Often a spot for the locals to celebrate their birthdays or family picnics.
Horse riding becomes more famous yearly and it's offered in big varieties.
The beautiful fresh food stands are not to be forgotten, for the purest of juices and smoothies are made there.
We continue deeper into the Senegambia area and soon to be arriving at the heart of the gambian nightlife.
First of at the Jerma Beach a very quiet area best for relaxing with the family.
It's special features are the giant trees "Coney" or Baobab and it's waterway.
In the summer it get's dried up and in the rainy season it comes back to life. On the sandbanks are lined up with different beautiful hotels and nature.
For the night the city reveals other attractions and beautiful reflections of the light on the water. With different types of entertainment, all in one place makes this city day and night alive. From clubs, restaurants, casinos, life music etc. are all available in one spot.
Brusubi Beach site
The latest and most popular settlement in Gambia. Build for about 10 years ago, it's infrastructure and high living standards draw both tourists and natives to move to this area.
It is mostly build in estates and really wonderful architect work.
One of the biggest hotels in Gambia "The Sheraton" is located there.
The city is very near to the sea coast, mostly all directions leading west will get you to a part of the beach site. It offers a large area of space making it possible to host different types of activities.
I personally once celebrated my birthday there.
Almost in all beach sites there are soldiers on duty or post close by to ensure the safety of the people.
PS.: The only danger my be sunburn.
For further information and all the highlights about the country you should definitely check out the travel guide "The Gambia" by Bradt.