Stopped off at this beach most days for juice or fruit. The locals can seem a bit scary at first but they are just trying to scrape a living and the juice and fruit is good value and as fresh as can be. No tummy problems either.
Walked for miles on this beach (literally) heading south from the Kombo Beach Hotel.
About half a mile south we came to the Kotu Stream (river) that can be difficult to ford. If there are chaps there with a boat just let them push you across as the water can be deep and they'll accept anything you offer by way of payment. One of them kindly picked up and handed back about £20 in Dalasi that I missed falling out of my pocket as I climbed out of the boat.
If they're not around it means its safe to take off your shoes and cross nearer the sea where the water will only come up to your ankles!
Further on we passed the 'Kunta Kinte' bar/restaurant and then the 'Jon Raymond' bar/restaurant both serving good snacks and reasonably priced drinks.
We got friendly with a chap (late twenties) there called Tallo Kandeh (whose job it is to encourage customers into Jon Raymond). Unlike almost everyone else we met he was laid back (not pushy) and we ended up hiring him to arrange trips and escort us to a local school, Banjul Albert Market, Juffrey (the roots village) and the national museum in Banjul. He saved us loads of money against the organised tours, made sure we stayed safe and showed us a side of Gambia that we would not have seen if left to our own devices or Thomas Cook!. We tended to give him a 'gift' depending on how long he spent with us (£3 - £10) and bought his food. Can't recommend him enough and you can contact him on +220 639 9478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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