Ghana’s coasts are famous for their fine white sandy beaches, perfect for long walks & jogging, with shallow turquoise waters & coconut trees. Some also have secluded coves, conducive for lovers who wish to be isolated. Ghana’s coasts are characterized not just by these, but by castles & forts that constitute the basis for the political, economic, social & cultural heritage of Ghana. Although built on Ghanaian soil, the architects were of European descent. They are an invaluable treasure. They hold a history relevant not only to modern Ghana but Africa & the rest of the world. The early growth of cape coast, Takoradi & other areas along the coast was due to its function as major ports & trading centers to a number of traders including slave traders. These castles & forts served as places of residence & work for both European masters & their native African servants. Gold & Ivory ready for export were stored here as well as slaves ready for auction in the new world.