Are you looking for a location to complete your honeymoon package, or a good location for your birthday or pre-wedding pictures, or a good location for that love scene in your movie, or just a simple getaway with family or bae?
Then the beaches are here for you! Read on as we take you through the amazing journey of the coolest beaches in Nigeria and allow you make your choice.
Lagos state lords a good number of beautiful beaches, probably because of her proximity with the Atlantic Ocean. These beaches include;
- Elegushi Royal Beach
- Atican Beach Resort
- Eleko Beach
- Tarrkwa Bay Beach
- Oniru beach
- Coconut Beach Badagray
- Fofina Bamboo Beach Resort
- La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
- Ocean Star Beach
- Lekki Beach
Located at Ikate Elegbushi bus stop, a 2 km drive from the Lekki toll gate, off Lekki/ Epe Express way, is Elegushi beach. It offers a mix of music, food and beautiful background of water. It’s a private beach and offers various games and fun activities such as horseback riding.
Atican Beach Resort
Atican beach resort reputable for its clean environment is located is a private beach and resort located off Abraham Adesanya estate in Ajah, Lagos. Its definitely a lovely place for group picnics. It offers lodging, and restaurant facilities. There are no vendors on the beach, so one is allowed to bring your food, music etc.
One beach advisable to be visited during the week days for persons looking for absolute peace and tranquility is Eleko Beach. It is located at located along 56 km, Lekki-Epe Expressway Lagos. With its myriad of vendors, visitors can be thrilled to freshly prepared fresh seafood, juicy coconut drinks and barbecue and so on.
Tarrkwa Bay Beach
Counted as one of the well-kept beaches in Nigeria, Tarkwa Bay beach is an island and only accessible by boat or water taxis which can board from places like Marina, Mekwe Jetty and Tarzan Marine all in Victoria Island Lagos. One can enjoy various sports such as jet skiing and water-skiing but it is advisable for visitors to take their water sports equipment when visiting. Dissimilar to most beaches in Lagos that are becoming groovier than peaceful, Tarkwa Bay quiet and peaceful, away from the noise and bustling of Lagos city.
Located in the uptown end of Ligali Ayorinde Street in Victoria Island, is one beach which has a curfew of 12pm is Oniru beach. The good thing is that once a visitor enters before the stipulated time, he or she can leave any time. Oniru beach thrills Visitors to tasty suya, grilled fish and other refreshments. Bottled drinks are not allowed on the beach except can drinks which only be bought at the beach. It is popular for its party and groovy activities.
Coconut Beach Badagray
Talking one of the if not the only free Beach in Nigeria and yet with on of the most alluring scenry and background for good tropical pictures is the Coconut Beach Badagary. It is located about 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. A simple description is to board a bus to Badagry from Mile 2 Bus stop, Alight at Oshodi bus stop or Obalende bus stop. From Badagry hire a cab to the Coconut Beach and Hey! There you are. It’s usually more fun especially towards the end of the year during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Fofina Bamboo Beach Resort
Fofina Bamboo Beach Resort is situated at Okun Mopo Village Off Abraham Adesanya, Lekki Lagos. It is a private quality relaxation center that offers luxury lounge, superb facilities and fun spaces to play games like volleyball, gladiators, kite flying, badminton, endless races, water splashing and lots more.
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
If you are looking for a mix of the Nigerian culture and elegance, then La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort will definitely be your best bet. The quietude and the view as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean is just flawless for a memorable yet relaxing sojourn. It is located at Ikegun, Ibeju – Lekki, Epe, Lagos.
This exquisite beach offers comfortable accommodation with 29 well-equipped chalets, luxury tents, a private swimming pool and the perfect beach for picnics.
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
Ocean Star Beach
Ocean Star beach is located at Gadovour Compound Odomi, Captain Charles House, Ibeshe Beach, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.
Its open for your Relaxation, Beach wedding/ Reception, Beach Party, Boat Tour on the Creek, Fishing community Tour, bush tour rental Services (Beach house).
Lekki Beach Resort
For those who are looking for a painstakingly landscaped golf course to improve their golf skills or have fun playing the sport, Lekki Beach Resort is the best place to be. Located right off the Epe Express Way, Lekki Beach Resort is only minutes away from the incredible beaches, beautiful tourist chalets, and distinctive culture and entertainment that Lagos has to offer.
It offers all the amenities of an exotic luxury resort course and is masterfully built to complement and enhance the perfect Atlantic Ocean frontage and matchless characteristics of the natural terrain.
Away from Lagos state, there are few other beaches across Nigeria such as;
Ndibe Sand Beach, Ebonyi State
Now a shadow of itself, with no single place to shade vistors away from the sun is Ndibe sand Beach, located at the end of Ndibe beach road, Afikpo-northe local government of Ebonyi state. This beach is a useful site for geography students as students of geography departments from various universities in Nigeria are usually seen with their lectures collecting soil samples from the beach sand. With two hundred naira, one is set to enjoy a canoe ride.
Calabar beach, Akwa Ibom State
Located in one of the most prevalent tourist cities in Nigeria is the Calabar Beach. Regarded as one of the coolest sea shores in Nigeria, Calabar beach has a stretch of footpath for visitors to stroll with plenty of meals on sale.
Asaba beach, Delta State
Looking for a perfect place to relax on a picnic, go surfing, play volleyball, sun-bathe or enjoy a beautiful sunset at the beach while gorging on local grilled fish in the evening, then come to Asaba beach or Otuogo Beach as it is popularly called. With its wonderful scenery surrounded by coconut and palm trees, creeks, rock formations and clean beach sand, your memorable getaway is assured.
Finima Beach Bonny Island, Rivers State
With plenty activities to keep you busy, it is a possible to literally spend an entire day at Finima Beach located in the small town of Finima in Bonny Island, Rivers State. The beach is surrounded by long stretches of beaches stemming from the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is mostly patronized by expatriates working in Nigeria NLNG plant and locals for picnic, relaxation and refreshment.
Ifoko Beach, Port Harcourt, Rivers
Ifoko Beach prides itself as one of the natural beaches in Nigeria. It is fairly common to sight magnificent sea creatures in its waters. Visitors enjoy freshly caught seafood from any of the local restaurants. The local fishermen in this beach depends on the sea for their livelihood. Tourists can enjoy freshly caught seafood from any of the local restaurants around.
Ifoko Beach,Akwa Ibom State
Standing tall as the longest sand beach in West Africa, with its lovely white sands stretching from James Town on the Atlantic Ocean through a number of riverine communities, is Ibeno beach in Akwa Ibom State. It is the perfect place for recreational activities as there are facilities for water sports.