The Cape Point beach resort

This makes up the north-eastern part of the town of Bakau, in the Kombo St Mary District, in the West Coast Region of The Gambia, and is 12km to the west of Banjul capital.

The district is a promontory and its beach area is where the River Gambia and the Atlantic Ocean merge at the estuary.

To Cape Point’s eastern coastline is a wide seafront of fine, golden sand, while much of its north-western coastline starts at sea level, then, as you head south west it rises up to over 15 metres, and is mostly characterised by laterite cliffs dotted with palms along a narrow strand.

Further to its southeast are the brackish mangrove swamps of Cape Creek, frequented by wetland birds.