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“beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kotu Beach

Kotu Beach
Kotu, Gambia
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Kotu
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

clean sandy beaches, use hotel beaches they control the bumsters. The sea is reasonably clean, with nippy being the Atlantic!!

Visited February 2014
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liverpool
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Beware of bumsters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Great beach but be ware of the bumsters and people trying to sell you things trips etc just be firm but polite

Visited April 2014
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wales
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“country of smile on”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Check out the official local gambia tour guides Situated by the supermarket. Friendly, helpful. Individual bespoke trips cheaper t Han the tour operators.

Visited April 2014
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Hull
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“mostly clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The part of the beach we used was manned by our hotel staff so it was clean, well serviced and safe. Other parts of the beach can be a little unkempt. The fruit and other vendors can be a bit irritating but they are trying to scratch a living so a bit of tolerance is needed. Take notice of the flags that tell you if it is safe to swim because the Ocean was be quite fierce and watch out for the jelly fish that you might find by the water edge. Like anywhere else really just use some common sense and all will be well.

Visited April 2014
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Somerset
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A piece of paradise! Yes, you have the bumsters, fruit ladies and juice people but a polite and firm no thank you will suffice. It does not ruin it in anyway as long as you make yourself clear. Tourism is a key industry in Gambia and as long as you remember this just sit back, relax, buy yourself a 60p beer and take in the beauty that is Kotu beach,

Visited March 2014
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