The indigenous people of Accra have occupied the coastal front since the founding of the country Ghana. The main occupation of these dwellers os fishing and its associated processing and marketing. The beachfront goes through communities like Dansoman, Glefe, Chorkor, Korle Gonnor, Jamestown, Osu, Labadi and Nungua.
The beaches here, like in most places in Ghana, are flat and sandy. There are mangroves at some point but mostly they are fringed with coconut trees.
The shores around Danspman have seine net fishing predominantly but Jamestown has a landong site for canoes.
For leisure purposes, there are some built up sections like the Labadi beach resort and accommodation structures such as the La Palm hotel.
The beach in Accra is serviced by the High Street in the south. This road also sites the Bank of Ghana, the courts, the head offices of most organizations and the lighthouse.