We shall be looking at the top 10 best beaches in Lagos State, one of Nigeria’s coastal cities which houses more beaches than any other State in the country due to its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The most popular beaches in Lagos State and Nigeria in general are mainly situated on the Island part of the State with just a few situated on the mainland.
Lagosians and many tourists from far and near love beaches and they go there for leisure and relaxation with family and friends in order to enjoy quality time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Some of the best beaches in the State are either public or private but regardless of the one you choose to visit, you are sure to have the time of your life. If you are looking for some of the most visited beaches in Lagos, we have compiled a comprehensive list just for you.
TOP 10 BEST BEACHES IN LAGOS STATE: FULL LIST
Below are the 10 best beaches in Lagos State, Nigeria this 2021:
Oniru Beach is a private beach in Lagos State that is owned by the Oniru Royal family. This beach is one of the most widely visited as well as one of the most popular in the State and it is very neat. The beach is one of the best places to go to whenever you are looking to relax and disconnect from the busy Lagos.
Oniru Beach is situated in Victoria Island, Lagos and while it is very often frequented during the holiday and festive seasons, you can still enjoy a memorable time with family and friends at weekends over there, Sundays particularly. Gate fee is between ₦1000 – ₦2000 per person.
Another very popular beach in Lagos State that is very well visited is the Elegushi private beach which is owned by the Elegushi Royal family. Upon entry, a gate fee of about ₦1,000 or thereabout will be required of you while you are to pay the sum of ₦200 for parking your vehicle on arrival at the beach. Many people love to visit this beach due to the array of recreational activities available to them. It is located in Lekki, Lagos.
TARKWA BAY BEACH
Tarkwa Bay Beach is a very popular beach also situated near the Lagos harbour. It is one of the best and most visited beaches in the Centre of Excellence. Because of its island status, Tarkwa Bay can only be accessible by boat or water taxis, and there are several parts of Lagos Island where you can board a ferry or high-speed boat to the bay. Some of the most popular places to get a boat to Tarkwa Bay include: Marina, Mekwe Jetty, and Tarzan Marine (Victoria Island).
LA CAMPAGNE TROPICANA BEACH RESORT
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is located in Lekki on the Island of Lagos and it is a classy, modern beach resort that sits on about 60 acres of land on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This beach is more expensive than some of the others listed and to be on a safe side, it is advisable to carry enough cash in order to have the really great time that you want at the resort.
At La Campagne Tropicana, facilities ranging from beach side swimming pool, quad bikes, beach volleyball court, gym and fitness centre, a spa, etc. are available just for your relaxing pleasure.
Eleko Beach is another recreational venue for fun loving seekers. The beach is located in Lekki, Lagos State and it is very clean, less noisy and less crowded than some of the others mentioned on this list. Horse riding, sports and games, kayaking, etc., are some of the recreational activities available to visitors.
Also, refreshments on the beach include grilled seafood such as prawns, crabs and fish, and you can enjoy the taste of tropical life by buying and drinking fresh coconut juice hawked on the beach. Eleko Beach is close to La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort.
ATICAN BEACH RESORT
Atican Beach is located in Lekki, and it is one of the best and most popular beaches in Lagos State as well as one of the most beautiful with its white sands and very neat environment. Because it is a far place to visit especially when you’re coming from the mainland, Atican beach is often less crowded than some others in the State.
Facilities available at the beach include a play area for children, swimming pool and convenient lodging for those looking to spend the night, this is a great romantic destination for couples looking to have some quality time away from the Lagos busy life. There is also a restaurant and bar available should you get hungry. Ensure that you are well loaded with cash in order to visit and enjoy Atican Beach. Many beaches in Lagos are expensive but some like Atican beach are more expensive than the others.
Coconut Beach is one of the top beaches located in the mainland part of Lagos State, precisely in Badagry. The beach gets its name from the presence of the large number of coconuts trees which form part of its scenery.
Coconut beach is a popular tourist destination in Lagos and this is due to the fact that it shares its border with the Republic of Benin. Tourists and leisure seekers who look forward to relaxing and enjoying some quiet time can do that at Coconut beach and there are quite a number of restaurants where one can enjoy freshly prepared seafood and with some coconut juice to accompany it.
WHISPERING PALMS BEACH RESORT
Whispering palms is an excellent getaway beach resort in Lagos State that is also a perfect tourist destination. The beach is located on the mainland, in Badagry as well and while there, you can enjoy romantic getaways, corporate retreats and family vacations. Recreational activities such as boat rides and other fun games are available at the beach. There is also accommodation for guests who desire to lodge over the weekend and a restaurant that serves both local and continental cuisines.
LEKKI LEISURE LAKE
The Lekki Leisure Lake as the name implies, is located in Lekki on the island part of Lagos State. It is one of the most visited beaches in Lagos where people get together for hangouts, meetings, birthdays, etc. Recreational activities such as jetskis, water bicycle, boat rides, to mention but a few are available. A really great place to visit if you are on the Island, especially on weekends.
This is a private beach in Badagry, Lagos mainland and it is a very perfect destination for people who want to enjoy a quiet getaway in a secluded and serene environment. At the beach, there are several tiny huts that provide a shed from harsh sunlight and you can enjoy horse rides as well as other recreational activities over there.
Other notable mentions include the following:
- Kamp Ikare Beach Resort
- Baracuda Beach Resort
- Ilashe Beach
- Jaybee Beach Camp
- La Manga Luxury Beach Resort, Ilashe
- La Casa, Ilashe
- Halemson Beach Resort
- Eko Tourist Beach Resort.