Beach is one of the most relaxing and interesting place. In Nigeria, there are abundance of beautiful and breathtaking beaches. People of all ages visit these beaches for fun activities ranging from beach soccer, beach volleyball, boating, horse riding, swimming, jogging, taking a stroll along the beach or enjoying a sound sleep at the beach.
Below are Top 20 Most Popular Beaches In Nigeria.
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1. Bar Beach, Lagos:
Situated in Victoria Island, the Lagos bar beach is the most popular beach in Nigeria. The Lagos bar beach is also called the Victoria beach, situated at the very center of Victoria Island. It was originally one of a series of naturally forming sandy bars which protect Lagos from the stormy Gulf of Guinea.
One of the most frequented and well known private beaches in Lagos, Elegushi Beach is owned by the Elegushi Royal family. Elegushi is an ideal location for social gathering and events, Elegushi beach is a great place to enjoy a memorable and eventful time out with friends.. The beach is a popular spot for various recreational activities, there are a number of nightclubs, lounges and restaurants available at Elegushi Beach.
3. La Campagne Tropicana Beach:
Located in the coastal area of Lekki, Lagos, La Campagne Tropicana Beach is one of the leading beaches in Lagos offering swimming, canoeing, hiking, hunting or ocean fishing and relaxation. It is is a 65 acre tranquil paradise located just an hour’s drive from Victoria Island in Lagos State. This 5 star Resort offers a unique blend of natural environments which include a freshwater lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea. Some of the activities you can enjoy at this exciting place are canoeing, hiking, hunting, horse riding, beach volleyball, beach football, snorkeling and ocean water fishing. There are also African-themed villas where you can stay while you enjoy your vacation.
Ibeno beach is one of the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, located in Eket, Akwa Ibom state, south south Nigeria. Ibeno beach which is believed to be the longest beach in west Africa is about 45km, the beach stretches from Ibeno to Jamestown all in Akwa Ibom. Ibeno beach has become the most preferred tourist destination in Nigeria because of its serenity and peaceful nature. Ibeno beach is perfect for relaxation and recreational activities as there are facilities for water sports.
5. Coconut Beach, Lagos State:
Coconut beach is 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.
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6. Lekki Beach:
Located along Lekki-Epe Express way, a few miles from the city center, Lekki Beach is another of Lagos attractive beaches along the Lekki Peninsula. the beach remains popular among foreign tourists.
7. Whispering Palms Beach:
Whispering palms is top notch beach resort is perfect for romantic getaways, corporate retreats and family vacations. You can enjoy various water sports like boat rides as well as court games at Whispering Palms Beach Resort. The beach resort is perfect for bonding trips and relaxation away from the hassle of city life. There is also access to accommodation for guests who would love to stay over all the weekend. The beach resort boasts of a restaurant that serves both local and continental dishes, guests can enjoy access to recreational facilities up until 6pm.
8. Eleko Beach, Lagos State:
Eleko Beach is located at Lekki, Lagos. It is a private beach perfect for people looking to enjoy a private time without the distraction from too much activities. Eleko Beach is not as rowdy or congested as other Lagos beaches.
9. Suntan Beach, Lagos State:
Suntan Beach is one of the best kept private beach in Badagry. Suntan Beach is perfect for people looking to enjoy a quiet getaway in secluded part of the town. At the beach you can enjoy the serene atmosphere with and the gentle cooling effect of the ocean breeze. There are several tiny huts that provide a shed from harsh sunlight and there horse available for rides.
10. Atican Beach lagos:
A very beautiful and attractive place to enjoy a great time. Atican Beach Resort is one of the best and neatly kept beaches in Lagos. Atican beach is great for couples, corporate retreats and family get togethers.
11. Tarkwa Bay Beach:
Tarkwa Bay Beach is one of the best beaches in Lagos where leisure seekers can enjoy a memorable time with family and friends. The beach is situated close to the Lagos Harbour. It is a favourite amongst water sports enthusiasts and corporate guests looking to have team bonding activities.
12. Baracuda Beach:
Baracuda Beach Resort offers a private yet exciting resort experience to guests. The resort boasts of a clear beach with white sand. A basketball court as well as other leisure facilities are available to guests for use. The resort also offers a private accommodation with all the facilities needed to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
13. Finima Beach, Rivers State
Located in Bonny Island is the Finima Beach. The beach is surrounded by Atlantic Ocean. Bonny is an Island in Rivers State. Just like the Calabar beach, there is also a parking space in Finima beach though the parking space is small so if you arrive early enough you will see space. Apart from the swimming there are other activities that one can engage in. Bonny is an Island filled with expatriates so the beach is usually patronized by expatriates working in Nigeria NLNG plant and locals for picnic, relaxation and refreshment.
14. Araromi beach, Ondo State
Araromi beach is the most popular and one of the best and the most unique beach in ondo state. Located in Ilaje Ondo State, Araromi beach has become an ideal spot for fun seekers within ondo state.
15. Unwana/Ndibe Golden Sand Beach, Ebonyi State
Unwana and Ndibe golden sand beaches are located in two different places but both are under one local government which is Afikpo-North Local Government Area. One thing that is common among the two great beaches is the Golden sand. This place is an ideal centre for relaxation and other recreational activities. If you’re looking for beach for picnic, shells exploration, Sport fishing, sunbathing, boat cruising, canoe racing this beach is for you.
16. Asaba Beach, Delta State
Delta state is not left out. The beautiful scenery of the Asaba beach is wow. The way the beach is fascinating as you are surrounded by coconut and palm trees, creeks, rock formations and clean beach sand etc. If you’re looking for beach for picnic, shells exploration, Sport fishing, sunbathing, boat cruising, canoe racing this beach is for you. There is also local grilled fish in the evening.
17. Oniru Beach, Lagos State:
Oniru Beach is located in Victoria Island, often used for special holiday events and parties, Oniru Beach which is owned by the Oniru Royal family is one of the most visited private beaches in Lagos.
18. Ifoko Beach, Port Harcourt, Rivers
Ifoko Beach is renowned for its complete natural attributes. It remains one of the only beaches in the country that isn’t man-made, and it is fairly common to sight magnificent sea creatures in its waters.
19. Akodo Beach
Description: This modern beach is a favorite among tourists to Lagos beaches. Modern facilities and equipment line the beach. Members of all ages enjoy the rides and amusement at the local parks. A swimming beach is also a popular spot along this beach to take a dip in the sea. Chalets are also prevalent at the Akodo Beach
20. Kamp Ikare Beach Resort Kamp Ikare in Lagos is one of the most exotic and raved-about resorts in the country. The resort covers a section of the coastline area, near where the serene and hospitable Ikare village is located, to create an inviting and exciting beach experience for all.