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Butre is about 40 km (25 mi.) from Takoradi and 10 km (7 mi.) away from the smaller Agona. From Agona you can take a tro-tro to Butre Village. You will most likely have to walk from the village centre along the beach to reach your accommodation. Alternatively, take a taxi from Takoradi or Agona or drive your own car following the signs. If you are staying in Busua, you can walk 45 min to reach Butre.
Bodyboarding | Swimming | Sun-Bathing | Turtle Conservation | Village Life
Butre Beach is awesome if you love…
- Quiet Evenings
- Undisturbed Beaches
- The Sound of Waves
- Quirky Accommodation
- Staring at the Sea
- Fresh Seafood
Avoid Butre, if you prefer…
- Easy Accessibility
- Child Friendly Swimming
- WiFi at all times
- Dining & Shopping Options
Good to Know About Butre
Butre houses two of Ghana’s most valued beach retreats, the equally adorable Hideout Lodge and Fanta’s Folly.
Bring cash – nearest ATM is in Agona (visa only)
Be respectful if you walk around Butre Village – not all villagers are keen on tourists
Crossing the patched up wooden bridge between the village and the lodges is a must
Be careful of strong waves breaking near the shore and currents going seawards
The roads to Butre can be very challenging after heavy rains
Butre’s Beach and Accommodation Options
Butre has a relatively narrow beach with waves and currents that can be a little tricky. The water gets deep quickly. The beach is definitely stunning, and it is kept clean by the resorts on the beach. There are not many people along the beach, so it will feel like an escape from everything.
Butre offers two excellent lodges with good restaurants and serene beachfront accommodation. In season (usually September to March) sea turtles lay eggs on the beach, and eggs hatch 50-70 days later. Both lodges have turtle conservations programmes where eggs are protected from predators, dogs, and people. Lucky guests can witness egg-laying turtles or turtle hatchlings as they take their first steps and begin their journey of the seas.
Wonderful escape right on the beach. Hideout’s beachfront wooden deck gives you one of the most romantic and stunning settings for you to enjoy your meal or to be hypnotised by the rolling waves. There are a good quality dorm rooms with shared facilities and self-contained bungalows for couples and families.
Hideout Lodge is a few stone throws away from Butre Village, so you get both the tranquility of the beach and a little village life here. Next door there is a little locally owned bar, if you fancy another option. To reach the village, walk along the beach and cross a wooden bridge with a river running below. Watch your steps, as the bridge is evidently homemade!
Photo Credit: Hideout Lodge, Butre
Fanta’s Folly Beach Lodge
The lodge is well maintained and the French/Ghanaian food is good albeit the selection is limited and it takes some time to arrive at your plate. Fanta’s Folly has 12 en suite chalets, most of them with sea views. The entire lodge is decorated with African art.
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