BEACH IN NIGERIA
With a coastline of about 350 miles, Nigeria has natural sites with tropical coconuts, mangrove and other seaside vegetation for visitors to enjoy the Atlantic. Several beaches are open to visitors including Badagry, Lekki, Bar, Eleko, Calabar etc.To help you pick the best stretch of sand, we asked our experts to recommend their favourite beaches around the country. Some of the nominations are deservedly popular spots along the western coast of Nigeria while others are of the wild and unspoilt variety .
Everyone loves a day at the beach, but that’s exactly the problem: everyone loves a day at the beach, and there’s nothing like being jammed in to a heaving crowd to ruin a perfectly good day trip. So if you fancy a day by the sea without the crowds and the tackiness, Coconut Beach is your best bet. A beautiful beach in the coastal town of Badagry, west of Lagos. The beach is attractively set in an area surrounded by coconut trees. About 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, Coconut Beach is accessible through the Lagos-Badagry expressway. Visitors will find a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Bar Beach, also known as Victoria Beach, is the most popular beach among Nigerians. The main beach on Victoria Island is located along Ahmadu Bello Way opposite the Federal Government Special Guest House. It is usually crowded with Nigerians on public holidays.
Ibeno beach a beach in Akwa Ibom State. It’s popular called Eket beach instead of Ibeno. Rumour has it that it is the longest sand beach in West Africa. It is quite long. Getting to Ibeno isn’t that difficult.The best way to get there is to get to Eket first and ask for directions to Ibeno (there is a Mobil terminal right at the beach). Tourist can sit in the main beach area with several open huts for free.There is also power outlet for those interested in bringing their music along.
Tarkwa Bay is a sheltered beach along the Lagos harbor. It is accessible by a ‘tarzan’ boat from Maroko or ‘fiki’ boat from under Falomo Bridge on Victoria Island, or you could take a boat from CMS bustop, usually cost 300 Naira per head and they charge N3000 (Three Thousand Naira) per head(to and fro) for Fiki’s boat. This beach provides a pleasant outing with safe swimming conditions, even for small children. Tourist may obtain deck chairs and an awning on the beach , for relaxed, casual comfort at a haggled fee. Local youths sell delicious pineapples, coconuts and variety of other delightful treats.
This superb beach, at the mouth of the new Calabar River, is about 2 miles long and 500 feet wide, uninhabited except a solitary fisherman’s hut. The beach is virtually isolated and lends visitors the luxury of privacy in a beautiful setting off the beaten path. Since the beach is flanked by a swamp and can only be reached by boat or canoe, getting there is half the fun and enhances one’s fascination with this enchanted locale.
There are several beaches along the Lekki Peninsula, the foremost being Lekki Beach, located a few miles from the city center. Lekki Beach is another of Lagos’ attractive beaches and remains popular with foreign tourists. Beach shelters made of palm fronds and umbrellas, available for rent, keep the sun at bay, as well as provide a place to enjoy snacks or refreshments sold by local traders.
La Campagne Tropicana
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort located at the edge of Atlantic Ocean. The beach is a 65 acre tranquil paradise located just about an hour drive from Victoria Island.It offers a unique blend of natural environments including a fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea.
Abraka Beach, beach in Delta state is famous for its natural flowing spring water, and has recreational facilities for outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, swimming, barbecue.
From Asaba, head Northeast on Ogbeke Road, turns slightly right into Ogbe Ilo Street, turn right into Nnebisi Road, make a U-Turn at Ezenei Avenue, then turn right. That’s where you see it! Sparkling sand, palm trees swaying over a white beach, lush tropical plants, and endless sunshine makes Asaba Beach one of Delta State most scenic beaches. This beach doesn’t lack in beauty or scenery and also offers plenty of activities. Gear up for a friendly game of beach volleyball or unpack your picnic and bring some supplies for the on-site grills.
The majestic River Niger, one of the most famous rivers in Africa, washes the shores of the capital city, Asaba.