8 best beaches to visit in Lagos

Sprawling inland from the Gulf of Guinea across the Lagos lagoon is the metropolis of Lagos. Lagos is well known for its beautiful sights and beaches. Some of the best beaches in Lagos are:

1. Landmark Beach

The Landmark leisure beach is a private beach owned by business magnate, Paul Onwuanibe. The beach is located in Victoria Island, Lagos. Landmark beach is family-themed with entry fees of 2000 naira per adult and 1000 naira for children under the age of thirteen. Landmark beach is the first premium beach in Lagos with the first floating inflatable Water Park in Nigeria. It is probably the most organized and expensive beach in Lekki and is among the many tourist attractions of Lagos.

2. La Campagne Tropicana Beach

La Campagne Tropicana beach resort is an African themed beach located in Ibeju-Lekki. Owned by Wale Akinboboye, La Campagne Tropicana is a popular African destination with an entry fee of 5000 naira. La Campagne Tropicana covers about 60 acres of land along the Lagos coastline. Some side attractions available at the beach are seeing and observing animals like mudskippers and monkeys, plants like epiphytes and mangroves, birds like kingfishers and seahawks in their natural habitat.

3. Tarkwa Bay Beach

The Tarkwa Bay beach is an artificial sheltered beach located near the Lagos harbour. The Tarkwa Bay beach is only accessible by water taxis or boats. The Tarkwa Bay beach is arguably the cheapest beach in Lagos with an entry fee of 200 naira. Tarkwa Bay also offers different water sports like swimming, kayaking, waterskiing or snorkelling.

4. Atican Beach

Atican beach is a bustling, sandy beach known for side attractions like swimming, horseback riding and sunbathing. The entry fee to Atican beach is 500 naira on weekdays and 1000 naira on weekends. A flat rate of 1000 applies on holidays. Owned by Chief Atiku Rasheed Abogun, Atican beach is one of the beaches along the Lekki-Epe expressway.

5. Whispering Palms

The Whispering Palms Hotel and Resort is located in Badagry. Whispering Palms, Lagos. The entry fee to the beach is 2000 naira. It is owned by Professor Olufemi Pearse. Due to the beach’s location in Badagry, a world-known historical slave trade hub, Whispering Palms boasts of a museum called Heritage Museum. Whispering Palms also has a mini zoo with animals like ducks, parrots, peacocks, baboons and monkeys on display. Tasty delicacies, state of the art gym and among the other pleasures available at the Whispering Palms beach.

6. Kuramo Beach

Kuramo beach is a sandy beach in Lagos located in Victoria Island, east of Bar beach and south of the Kuramo Waters lagoon. Kuramo beach was the location of numerous illegal bars and clubhouses for prostitution. In August 2012, a surge of the Atlantic ocean hit the Kuramo beach, destroying most of these structures and killing 16 people. The next day, government authorities evacuated the area, demolished the remaining buildings and refilled the sand. The ocean surge is said to occur every August but no life has been lost since.

Adjacent to the Le Meridien in Victoria Island, Kuramo beach is developed by the Lagos State Government. Kuramo beach has a few cabins let out by the government at subsidized rates.

7. Oniru Beach

Oniru Beach is a unique and private beach situated on Ligali Ayorinde Street, Eti Osa, Lagos. It is owned by the Oniru Royal family. The beach is famous for its beautiful sights and the quiet compared to other beaches in Lagos. With an entry fee of 1000 naira, Oniru is among the cheapest and cleanest beaches in the city. Oniru boasts of a well-secured waterfront beach and is recommended to those travelling with children and family.

8. Elegushi Beach

Elegushi beach is a private beach located in Lekki Phase I, Lagos. The beach is owned by the Elegushi Royal family. The entry fee for adults is 2000 naira while the children are required to pay 1000 each. Elegushi beach is the place to go in search of fun, nightlife, dancing and adventure.

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