Sip a cool Julbrew, the locally brewed beer, while looking out for the crocodile that lurks in the freshwater creek a few feet away. Perhaps eat lunch in the tree house while watching exotic birds flitting between the branches. A gentle breeze from the nearby ocean cools the air and you feel you are a million miles away from civilization when in reality you are just a short walk from the resort of Cape Point and next door to one of the best beaches in The Gambia.

The Gambia is well known for its wonderful restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines and The Calypso Beach Bar at Cape Point Beach is one of my favourites. It opens each day at around 9am and I couldn’t imagine a better place to spend the morning or afternoon for that matter. It’s also the perfect place for a romantic pre-dinner drink and serves snacks, African and international dishes, homemade cakes and ice-creams – a great place to be any time of day.

When I’m away I rarely sit still but here sitting still is easy!

Location: A couple of hundred metres down a lane running down the south side of the Ocean Bay Hotel on Cape Point Beach in The Gambia (although you may prefer to walk through the hotel to avoid the bumsters).
Telephone: 4496292 / 9920201
Opening times guide: 9am – midnight

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