grave cross on the old graveyard of european missionaries in Ada Foah ghana path to a village near ada foah ghana
Visit the Estuary beach camps
The voltariver estuary beachcamps.


A beautiful, quiet path takes you from Ezime Guesthouse to the ocean in approximately 10 minutes. You will pass a fishing village and you will soon see the white sandy beach.

The old grave cross at the abandoned cemetery of the Europeans leads you to the endless beach.
ada foah beach ruin on the beach of ada foah ghana young coconut trees erosion by the sea beach ada foah ghana washed away road by erosion of the sea ada foah ghana

The savage Atlantic has been swashing over the small dunes into the hinterland more frequently in the last years. It has already enveloped several houses close to the beach and condemned the coconut trees to death.

The beach gallery
half washed away house on the beach of ada foah ghana erosion by the sea half washed away ruins on the beach of ada foah ghana house on the beach of ada foah ghana endangered by the erosion of the sea abandoned house on the beach of ada foah ghana

You can see further to the west ruins of the colonial times. (Ada even held the special status of a “crown colony” for a while). Many of the stately buildings from this time period have already fallen victim to the ocean or were abandoned a long time ago: the school, the police station with prison.

The Atlantic ocean mercilessly continues its destructive work.

tomb in the graveyard of european missionaries in Ada foah ghana grave cross with the presbytrian church in ada foah ghana gravecross in the beach on the graveyard of european missionaries in ada foah ghana langhorst gravecross at the beach of ada foah in the graveyard of european missionaries

It has also largely devoured the old Cemetery with graves of european missionaries. One proud anonymous grave cross still defies it; the majority of the other graves have already disappeared. The people of Ada Foah casually say: the Europeans are going back to where they came from.

presbyterian church in ada foah ghana presbyterian church in ada foah ghana washed away road ada foah ghana the district assembly hall of ada foah ghana

The proud Presbyterian Church from the year 1919, which was built a little further inland, still stands unimpressed. A few steps away the road, leads past Ada’s district assembly building, that was built after Ghana gained its independence. It is impassable for the most part however.
Is the Assembly Hall doomed to suffer the same fate as the British colonial buildings?
beach ada foah volta estuary beach ada foah volta estuary ada foah beach fishing people at the beach of ada foah ghana beachbar near the beach of ada foah fisher pirogue on the beach of ada foah ghana

The way back follows along the endless, dreamlike beach (but sadly enough it is often polluted by plastic waste from the sea).
But more recently a regular cleaning of the beach has been organised by the regional administration.


Passing by the large pirogues from the fishing village, the fishermen just might haul in the big net and divide-up the catch of the day.
Once past the fishing village, the road then quickly returns to the “Roman Junction” and to Ezime Guesthouse, unless of course you stop for some refreshment in one of the beer bars along the way.