Lagos State in Nigeria is located in the south-western geopolitical zone in the country. It is one of the most popular cities in all of Africa.
It is barricaded by Ogun state on its northern and eastern zones, and the Benin Republic serves as its western shield. But Lagos’s uniqueness can be found at its southern borders.
The state’s southern area is linked directly with the Atlantic Ocean. This attribute has become one of the city’s major selling points. Thanks to the Atlantic Ocean in the south, Lagos has so many beaches to its name.
Depending on the beach’s location within the state, you will find that each beach has one or two unique qualities that make them a place for every tourist to visit when in Lagos.
Today, we shall pitch up a tent, relax, take a dip or go for a stroll along with ten of the best beaches in Lagos.
The beach at Tarkwa bay is one of the best beaches to visit in all of Lagos. The Tarkwa Bay beach is actually sheltered artificially along Lagos Harbor.
Due to the fact that this place is an Island, you would have to use speed boats or other water transport crafts to get to the Island.
There is a small island community that allows tourists and first-timers to properly familiarize themselves with the environment.
The Tarkwa Bay beach offers a myriad of fun beach activities from horse riding to speed boat riding and even beach volleyball.
#2 ELEGUSHI BEACH
Owned by the Elegushi royalty situated at Lekki, the royal family has gone out of their way to make it a beach worth visiting. This private beach is lauded as the best private beach in Nigeria and rightly so.
If you are looking for a place to forget about all your troubles and just simply relax and connect with Nature, then the Elegushi Royal Beach is the place for you.
There are hotels and lodges that give you a great view of the beach while providing shelter for your stay. At night, the beach comes alive with mini beach parties and relaxation spots to chill at.
#3 ONIRU PRIVATE BEACH
With a gate fee of a measly thousand Naira, the Oniru Private beach can be easily accessible by anyone who seeks a place to relax as well as have fun. The food is nice with a variety of menus.
Also, the beach does not shy away from fun activities such as horseback riding and swings as well as other hangout spots and speedboat riding.
#4 LANDMARK BEACH
Every single person who has been to this place all have one word in common when describing this beach; “Serene”. Yes, Landmark Beach offers a calm and well-organized beach experience to its subscribers.
The vendors sell affordable food and non-food items. This is the ideal place to take your loved one on a romantic getaway. The parking spaces are well organized and they keep to all civil and social protocols.
#5 ILASHE BEACH
It is said to be the most expensive and one of the most luxurious beaches in Lagos. It has multiple private lodges as well as calm outdoor hangout spots. If you can afford it, then you are bound to have the time of your life.
Many videos and promotions have been done, using Ilashe Beach as the background or backdrop. This place is host to many Nigerian celebrities who are on a break or are seeking a bit of respite from all the hustle and bustle that come with stardom.
#6 KURAMO BEACH
This sandy beach can be found on the south side of the Kurama lagoon. It was once the location of various pirate activities and illegal establishments including prostitution.
Today, however, it has become more people and family-friendly, with facilities for water sports, as well as outdoor bars and grills. Its prominent landmark is the elegantly built 18 story KBR residence building, from where you can get a skyline view of the Kuramo beach.
#7 ELEKO BEACH
The Eleko Beach resort is a popular beach that can be located about 30 miles due east of the Island of Lagos (Lagos Island). Having personally been here, I can explicitly tell you that this beach is indeed a place to be.
It welcomes people of all social and economic classes, it also features a myriad of fun beach activities, including surfing, horseback riding, beach volleyball, and a level of comfort, security, and privacy that comes with the peace of mind that this beach gives.
#8 REDLINE LEISURE BEACH RESORTS AJAH
Situated along Lekki Epe expressway, the beach is known mainly for its neatness; even when packed full, you would hardly ever see refuse littered about. It has the nicest staff that you would find in any of the beaches in Lagos.
Coupled with the fact that the scenery is perfect for some stunning snapshots, it is also a great place to plan and host a beach wedding.
#9 ATICAN BEACH
Nice sceneries, great facilities, neatness and proper customer service are a few of the many benefits to enjoy by visiting the Atican beach. There are thousands of reviews that speak positively about this beach.
While the foods are tasty, I would advise that you prepare your food and come along with them as most of the dishes served are more of an acquired taste. All in all, people have nothing but praises for the Atican Beach wherever you are or whenever it is.
#10 SUNTAN BEACH
The Suntan Beach Resort in Lagos is the ultimate romantic getaway for every couple. The view of the setting sun sparkling over the sweeping ocean creates an ambient but romantic atmosphere. Many proposals have probably taken place along the shores of the great Sun Tan beach.
Thebeaches in Lagos are unique in their own different ways. The experiences may vary from one Beach resort to the other, but it is safe to say that you would enjoy yourself on whatever beach you find yourself on.