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SUNSHINE Beach Bar & Restaurant

African, Bar
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Cape Point Beach | Cape Point, Bakau 4450, Gambia
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

ate here a few times. Staff were very helpful ... food was good and very affordable. The chips are also proper chips cut from potatoes not frozen... yes it does make a difference. Will be back whenever I happen to be in Bakau but would recommend you give it a try

Thank la-bruja0805
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I like it here. Very friendly staff. The food is good and they cook it just how you want it. Just buy a drink and you have a sun bed for the day. You can eat inside or outside. A lot of locals use it so it cant be bad.

Thank Ian C
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little bar hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the hotels! We only stayed for a drink, but I've heard food is good and reasonably priced, with takeaway an option. You can access this bar either by walking along from Ocean Bay Hotel Beach, or along Kofi Annan Street. It's nice to know this bar has been set... More 

Thank brydav18
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

The Sunshine Bar is a proper taste of the Gambia. The food is good, Lamin the chef prepares a freshly cooked lovely meal. The staff are friendly, and the ambiance is chilled. It's in a sheltered spot so and not many beach trader's! I happily spend the day there whilst the other half goes off fishing. It's also cheap drinking!... More 

Thank wingate1234
United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

So many bumsters strongly recommend this place , we thought they must have shares in it . This looks like a nice little beach bar tucked away along the point from the beach or down a longish windy track from the road. Once there you realise the big attraction, it's remote location . inside there are large signs painted on... More 

2 Thank 321Sparkey
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

This could be a fantastic little bar however sunshine bar and the stables opposite choose to employ a local drug dealer / psychotic / alcoholic / bumster called Eddie/Apache or whatever name he uses to con tourists out of money. When I refused to hand over more money he threatened me in front of my son and told me I... More 

3 Thank Liane B
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

Found this place after a walk on the beach one day, just passed crocodile pool pushed back from the road, local meeting place for locals, had lunch which my friend & I shared as baquette so big and a beer each about £3-4 pound a think, on Sunday meeting place for locals very loud music great fun

Thank Jill B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stumbled into the Sunshine Beach Bar trying to find our way to the crocodile park via the beach. Really chilled bar. Good food and drinks selection. The service was very friendly and efficient. It was a relief to find friendly and efficient service after having such bad service in the 5 star up the beach. Because they were such... More 

Thank MaidofSteel
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2015

Hidden from the high road of Cape Point a truly local place where Gambian youngsters gather to chat, eat, drink ( mainly non-alcoholic drinks :) rest, play sports, organise reggae parties and just generally to relax. Very friendly and attentive staff that remembered me after 6 months :) Find yourselves a sun bed in the shade, exhale and "take it... More 

1 Thank Alzbeta W
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2014

Brilliant, you get a real sense of Gambia in this place, eaten here on a few occasions and the locals look after you.

1 Thank Kirstybas123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
African, Bar
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Point Beach | Cape Point, Bakau 4450, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Bakau
  • Phone Number: 00-220-7055160
Our lovely beach is relaxed, quiet and hassle free. Why not come and get your bodies tan on our sunbeds free of charge?We also offer the best Canarian-Spanish, Gambian and International cuisine at a very reasonable price in our garden or terrace.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?