Nigeria’s Most Interesting Beaches
edited: Saturday, March 23, 2013
By Chinedum Azuh
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011
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This is a compendium for everyone that wants to visit Nigeria, the Giant of Africa. It is also a reference material for those that are interested in Nigeria and its tourism attractions. You will not only enjoy the texts but also the beautiful images of most of the exciting sites.
Nigeria is blessed with many interesting beaches and below are the prominent among them.
Lekki Beach, Lagos
Lekki beach is the foremost beach along the Lekki peninsula. It is located a few miles from the city center. It is a beach that remains popular to foreign tourists. Beach shelters made of palm fronds and umbrellas are available for rent to keep the sun at bay as well as provide a place to enjoy snacks or refreshments sold by local traders.
Eleko Beach, Lagos
Eleko is down the Lekki peninsula, about 30 miles from Lagos city. Eleko beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lagos. Fun seekers and holiday makers find the atmosphere refreshing, soothing and for relaxation. The beach is peaceful, clean, tranquil and ideal for privacy.
Bar Beach, Lagos
Bar beach also known as ‘Victoria beach’ is the most popular beach among Nigerians especially during the festive periods. The main beach is on Victoria Island. It is located along Ahmadu Bello Way, Opposite the Federal Palace Hotel. The beach runs from the Institute of Oceanography in the west to the Eko Hotel in the east. Bar beach was named after the sand bars that characterized the coastline of Lagos. Activities enjoyed include horse riding, swimming, beach football, picnics, volleyball, table tennis and boat riding.
Tarkwa Bay Beach, Lagos
Tarkwa Bay is a sheltered beach along the Lagos harbour. It is accessible by boat from Maroko or from under Falomo Bridge on Victoria Island. This beach provides a pleasant outing with safe swimming conditions, even for small children. Activities enjoyed at the beach include water skiing, swimming, surfing and enjoying the cool breeze of this peaceful beach.
Kuramo Beach, Lagos
This is another beach enjoyed for its beauty and entertainment in the night. Snacks and refreshments such as drinks, barbeque, pepper soup, beers are sold for consumption. Kuramo beach is an extension of the bar beach which is relatively calmer and private. Musical shows and jamborees are staged at one time or the other. The beach has over the years become a hot spot. The beach derived its name from the kuramo Lake that borders it.
Kaiyetoro Maiyegun Beach, Lagos
The beach is within the Maiyegun Tourism zone of Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. The beach is important for relaxation spree. The beach hosts the popular Lekki sun splash musical concert.
Akodo Beach, Lagos
Akodo beach is one of the most visited beaches in Lagos, equipped with modern facilities such as amusement park, tennis courts, multi, purpose hall, well furnished chalets, swimming pool, bar/restaurant and a private security network. It is located in Akodo village which is 45 minutes drive from Victoria Island. It is also referred to as Eko Tourist Beach Resort which is privately managed.
Epe Beach, Lagos
Epe beach is located in the coastal area of Epe. The beach is a good spot for picnic and refreshment because of its tranquility.
Coconut Beach, Badagry, Lagos
The coconut beach also known as Suntan beach/Badagry 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. The beach is about 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. The coconut beach is accessible through the Lagos –Badagry expressway.
Hermitage Garden Beach Resort, Tiye Village Lagos
Hermitage beach resort is situated in a serene environment away from the hustle and bustle of Lagos city. It is located at Tiye Village near Akodo. With an expansive and soothing environment, the resort boasts of an exclusive and soothing environment. The resort also boast of an exclusive luminous beach front, upscale swimming pool, luxurious mini villas that offer wonderful ocean views with its own balcony and an interesting nature trail. It is privately owned and has recreational facilities for both indoor and outdoor games.
Halemson Beach Resort, Lagos
It is about 30 minutes boat cruise from Victoria Island and a 10 minute boat cruise from satellite town waterside. The resort is encrusted in a beautiful beach that is shaded from the scorching sun by coconut grooves that occupy the length and breadth of the island. The resort have facilities which include locally furnished accommodation, multipurpose bar, and restaurant built with 100% local materials to give it a pure and natural blend with the adjoining ocean. It is privately owned and managed.
Paradise Wonder Beach, Cross River State
This is a picturestique wonder beach that can best be compared with the beaches found in Caribbean island. The beach has various facilities for entertainment and relaxation.
Calabar Beach, Cross River State
The beach is superb and is at the mouth of the new Calabar River. The beach is about 2 miles long and 500 feet wide. 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 boaster canoe, getting there is half the fun and enhance one’s fascination with this enchanted locale.
Abraka Beach Resort, Abraka, Delta State
The beach resorts is located in the quiet University Town of Abraka, on the bank of River Ethiope, the crystal clear river which is fed by a spring, flow through a forested area. The Abraka Beach River Resort has a white sandy beach on the river with tables and umbrellas and you can ride on a local canoe. The water is safe for swimming and is so clear that you can see the fish at the bottom between 3-5m below. Facilities include table tennis, beach volleyball, a bar and a restaurant. The source of the river is from under a silk tree.
Bomadi Beach Party Resort, Bomadi, Delta State
The bomadi beach is arty resort is on the fascinating sand banks of the Niger located at Bomadi in Bomadi Local Government headquarter. The beach is enjoyed for refreshment and picnicking.
Asaba Beach, Asaba, Delta State
Asaba beach is the golden sand banks of the Niger River which is a sight to behold especially during the dry season. It is a site for picnics, refreshment and relaxation.
Escarvo Beach, Escarvos, Delta State
Escarvo beach is an exciting and popular site for relaxation and organizing of picnics. The beach is located at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Port Harcourt Tourist Beach Rivers State
Located on an artificial sand beach along kolabi creek east of the old township is this leisure hub with bush-bar restaurant which offer palm wine, local dishes and entertainment with a jetty , a restaurant, a wildlife display, museum and games room, it is a popular spot for picnics.
Finima Beach, Rivers State
Finima beach is located in a small town of finima in Bonny Island surrounded by long stretches of beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is patronized by expatriates working in Nigeria NLNG plant and locals for picnic, relaxation and refreshment.
Ibeno Beach, Akwa Ibom State
This is a beautiful sand beach which stretches to James Town on the Atlantic, providing recreational, facilities with excellent opportunities for water sporting. Other impressive beaches are at Eket, Ikot Abasi, Adada, Nwaniba, Uta, Ewa and Oron.
Azumini Blue River and Beach, Abia State
The Azumini blue river is in Azumini town, Ukwo-East LGA of Abia State towards boundary with Akwa Ibom State. The river is unique because of its sparkling blue river which is surrounded by fine sands and glassy stones. By the river banks are beautiful beaches which provide pleasant places for leisure, fishing, boating, yachting and skiing. There are relaxation facilities as chairs and tables. At the beach barbeque grills and delicacies are provided for picnickers. The river is about thirty minutes drive from Aba, through Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.
Turn left at Ukwa West junction to Azumini.
Unwana Sand Beach, Ebonyi State
This beach is respectively located at Unwana in Afikpo North LGA. The beach is part of extensive scenic golden sand beaches along cross River basin. It is an ideal centre for relaxation, sun bathing, swimming, sport fishing, canoe racing, yatchting, Uwana beach is accessed from Abakaliki to Afikpo.
Ndibe Sand Beach, Ebonyi State
Ndibe beach is located in Ndibe in Afikpo-North LGA. The beach is also part of extensive golden sand beaches along Cross River basin. It is an ideal centre for relaxation, sport fishing, swimming, sun bathing, yatchting, canoe racing, Ndibe beach is accessed from Abakaliki through Amuro/Mgbom round about in Afikpo. Other beaches are Ozi zza, Kpoghiri Kpo all in Afikpo-North LGA.
Otuocha Sand Beach, Anambra State
The sand beach at Otuocha is one of the popular spots where entertainment and relaxation are enjoyed.
Palm Beach Holiday Resort, Awo-Omama, Imo State
This is a resort located at Awo-Amana. It is a beach that is associated with palm trees and beautiful environment for relaxation.
Patigi Beach, Patigi Kwara State
Patigi is located along River Niger and enjoys a bounteous stretch of sandy beach currently used by local fishermen. The regatta pavilion is constructed on the beach together with the recently constructed regatta complex. The beach has potential for great holiday
Culled from the book "Exciting Tourist Centers in Nigeria
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