Kakum National Park
An easy day trip from Cape Coast, Kakum National Park is home to over 300 species of bird, 600 species of butterfly and 40 mammal species – on paper, that is. In practice, you'll be lucky if you see a monkey. The park is famous for its canopy walk (adult/student C30/15), a series of viewing platforms linked by a string of bouncy suspension bridges 30m above ground.
Takoradi was just a fishing village until it was chosen as Ghana's first deep-water seaport; since then it has prospered. Now feeding on Ghana's oil boom, Takoradi (or Taadi, as it's known) is growing larger by the day. There isn't much for visitors here but the town is an important transport hub so you're bound to go through it at some stage.
Akwidaa & Cape Three Points
Akwidaa's unique selling point is its long, pristine white sandy beach, by far one of the best in Ghana. The village itself isn't as interesting as other settlements on the coast but you can explore cocoa plantations and forests, organise canoe trips or visit the windswept Cape Three Points, Ghana's most southern point.