Africa > West Africa > Ghana > Ghanaian Coastal Plain
Ghanaian Coastal Plain is a region of Ghana.
- Accra - the capital city
- Apam - beach town
- Busua - seaside village
- Cape Coast - with a famous slave fort that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Elmina - with another slave fort
- Kokrobite - Enjoy some time relaxing on this picturesque beach.
- Kakum National Park is the best preserved region of virgin rainforest in the country and provides the easiest access to the rainforest for tourists along with the famous canopy walkway.
- Nzulezo - traditional stilted village
This is a great region for tourists with a sense of history.
Slave forts and castles
The coastline is famous for ancient forts, castles and slave dungeons, which were constructed by the European merchants. The World Heritage Foundation under UNESCO has declared 11 of them as World Heritage Monuments under the name "Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions".
- Fort Good Hope, Senya Beraku
- Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast
- Fort Patience, Apam
- Fort Amsterdam, Abazde
- Fort St Jago, Elmina
- Fort Batenstein, Butri
- Fort San Sebastian, Shama
- Fort Metal Cross, Dixcove
- English Fort/Fort Vredenburg, Komenda
- Fort Saint Antony, Axim
- Elmina Castle, Elmina
It also boasts of the famous Kakum National Park, Ghana’s most popular canopy walkway, historic places of interest, craft villages and several beach hotels and resorts. Beach lovers really enjoy the region’s many palm fringed beaches, where warm African sunshine collides with the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze. The region enables visitors to establish a link between Africa and Europe, an era long gone.