Lagos state is a well known coastal city with lots of beaches nestled in various parts of the city. Beaches are an important part of the Lagos life that attracts tourists from all over the world. Lagos beach can be divided into private beaches and public beaches for fun and relaxation to its residents and people from various parts.
In Lagos, you can find many relaxation spots to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city of Eko.If you are a big fan of the ocean or you are dreaming of a weekend getaway or a fun holiday spot or you are just simply confused about where to go? Good news! You need not go far, check out our 5 best beaches in Lagos below;
ELEGUSHI ROYAL BEACH
Elegushi beach is the place to be especially if you are looking for a beach adventure with a spot of culture, some horseback riding and lots of partying, It is a sandy and beautiful oasis located in Ikate Elegushi bus stop. It is a 2km drive from the Lekki/Epe Expressway.
Elegushi offers a mix of music, food (as there are various shacks where foods and drinks are sold), a beautiful scenery of water and a beautiful scenery of water amongst others. Elegushi beach can be viewed as the most popular beach in Lagos State as a whole lot of celebrities frequent this beach hence, having fun on this beach comes with having a deep wallet!
At the entrance to the beach, you are charged N1,000 per person as an entry fee. Once past the entrance, you come up to another barrier where you are required to pay N200 for parking. The waves at Lagos beaches can be very strong so be careful and safe if you are contemplating swimming.
Halemson beach resort is situated on an exclusive beach over-viewing the Atlantic Ocean on the Nigerian coastline in Lagos. The beach is about a thirty-minute boat cruise from Victoria Island and a ten-minute boat cruise from Satellite Town waterside. Located by land, from Mile 2 up to Satellite town (Ijegun water side), Badagry Expressway and by boat through Badagry, Apapa, and Victoria Island waterways, the resort provides pick-up services at specified pick-up points. This is the best-kept secret for fun and adventure till now!
It is quiet and reserved, and one of the safest beaches in Lagos. It was founded on the desire to provide an atmosphere for individuals, groups, families, and corporate bodies who long for a natural, quiet, and peaceful atmosphere, which the fast pace Lagos city life cannot provide.
The resort is not just for the cool and calm as fun seekers are very well provided for too. Fully equipped with several indoor and outdoor recreational facilities such as a tennis court, badminton, ludo, chess, bikes for riding, card games, rope climbing exercises, monopoly, darts, a basketball court, volleyball, a football field and even a golf bunker. So if you’re looking to have fun during your “away” time, here is the place to be. Other interesting activities are carried out like fishing, sailing, canoeing, boating, and surfing. So residents at the resort can involve themselves in any of the activities that pique their interests. The resort also provides fitness training lessons and massage lessons.
The accommodation provided is one of comfort and style and the restaurant and bar are one with class. The restaurant and bar are located in a very spacious hut made from local materials, giving a more natural feel to the environment. This hut is also used for social gatherings, meetings, and clubbing at nights.
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Located west of Lagos in the coastal town of Badagry and about twenty miles towards the Nigerian border and the Republic of Benin lies the Coconut Beach, aptly named for the coconut trees that surround the beach. The coconut beach is a nice place to relax from the hustle and bustle living in Lagos brings.
Accessible through Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Coconut Beach is surrounded by holiday resorts where visitors could refresh while on the beach. With the kind of tropical sun that could be enjoyed within the environment, the Coconut Beach is an ideal destination for lovers of fun and holidaymakers. It is a perfect spot for enjoying the ocean breeze or watching the waves race and rise against the pebbled sands of the beach at any time of the day. Tall coconut trees form a bewitching scenery. There is music, fun during weekends, holidays and the yuletide season. The view of the Coconut Lake also gives off a romantic vibe. While at the coconut beach, enjoy the serenading atmosphere, play water sports and ride horses.
Tarkwa bay has been in existence since around the 1960s. The beach is located at Lekki Epe Expressway Jetty, Victoria Island, Lagos. The only means of locating the beach is by boat from Tarzan Jetty at Maroko or from Falomo bridge at Victoria Island and the ride is usually for about fifteen minutes. While cruising to the island on a boat, you will be treated to amazing views of popular spots in Lagos such as the Radisson Blu, the Lagos Yacht Club, the Lagos Harbour and head on into the open ocean
The area around the beach(Tarkwa) is residential and most of the residents take up selling goods to tourists who come to the beach. Thus, there are a variety of goodies to be bought which include fruits, snacks, suya, tropical drinks; both alcoholic and non-alcoholic and more. Tarkwa bay resort is a perfect place to relax and have fun. Treat yourself to some fresh fish barbeque! All you have to do is to spot a fisherman returning from the ocean, buy as many as you want and it would be immediately made into a barbeque.
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You can also take a walk along the beach coast to view massive cargo ships and several other smaller ones passing by, there are some rusty wrecked ships that can be the perfect muse for some photography. Also, about 30 minutes walk from the beach is the 110-year old Lagos harbor lighthouse located at a nearby beach called the Lighthouse beach. Swimming, surfing, and water skiing are popular at this beach with quiet, serene waters. Rental tents and chairs are available for tourists. The serenity is complete with breezes that blow through the harbor. You can round up your visit to Tarka bay with another boat trip back to Lagos Island and relish the view of Lagos and expansive ocean.
The Atican Beach Resort is nestled along Abraham Adesanya Road, Ajah, Lagos. It is a private and beautiful beach, lying on the coast of the Atlantic. This beach is definitely one of the well-managed beaches in the city. The resort was privately built to make it a state-of-the-art tourist attraction. It’s white fine sand, clean beach environment, lodging, and restaurant makes it a striking destination for family relaxation and various functions. At this beach, you can host a private party for friends and family.
Every Friday, visitors are thrilled to an evening of live music provided by a live Band. At Atican Beach, the children are not left out as they have a private playground provided for them with an opportunity to go horseback riding.