Welcome to Lekki, the land of Beaches in Lagos, Nigeria. Two of the things Lekki is known for is luxury real-estate and beaches. If you are a big fan of the ocean, then you’ll find a beach that is perfect for you in the numerous private and public beaches located in the Lekki Peninsula in Lagos, Nigeria. These beaches attract tourists from far and wide. Even a lot of Lagosians find a reason to visit one of the beaches every weekend. If you are wondering what are the best options for a seaside fun spot in Lekki, then you don’t have to look far.
1. Elegushi Royal Beach
Elegushi Royal Beach is arguably the most popular beach in Lekki. This private beach is located in the Ikate area of Lekki. The beach is owned by the Elegushi royal family in Lekki, Lagos state. It is the home to hang out spots, exceptional restaurants, where you can find mouth-watering local dishes and nightclubs where you can have a feel of the variety of live shows.
The beach also has fitness centres. This is the typical fun-zone for fun lovers. There are so many activities to get involved in on the beach that it has become a hard thing for people to sort out through the numerous options what to do on the beach. You’ll definitely find something to keep yourself entertained when on the beach. No need to worry the beach has no off season and you can pay a visit anytime. The nightlife is the peak period for visiting this beach. The beach also hosts Copa Lagos – a world famous beach soccer tournament that features best teams from all continents. The beach is also popular for its white sand beach and rippling waves that lap the shoreline. It provides ultimate relaxation and fun for any person.
There are no restrictions on what you can bring to this beach, but please don’t litter the place.
2. Atican Beach
Atican beach is a beautiful privately owned beach. It is located on Abraham Adesanya Estate Road, in the new developing Lekki phase 2 area in Lagos state. It’ll take you 10 minutes to drive from Abraham-Adesanya Estate to the beach. The road is well tarred, so you don’t have to worry. The beach is well managed and definitely one of the more well-managed private beaches in the area. The beach has numerous attractions from guest rooms for lodging to a children’s playground, basketball and beach volleyball courts, snooker table, baboons, barbeque and asun stands, nightclub, various beach side chalets, concert platforms and so on. This beach is a state of the art tourist attraction in Lagos state.
It is the perfect destinations for a weekend getaway, family relaxation and fun events. If you crave solitude in a fun natural environment, head over to Atican Beach resort is the place to be. The best part, it is pretty affordable.
3. Eleko Beach
The Eleko beach is one of the oldest beaches in Lagos. The beach was opened in 1989 and it is a serene beach, located about 30 miles east of the Lagos Island, just 45 minutes drive from Ikoyi. Away from the hustles and bustles of the metropolis, it usually has an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. This beach is usually quiet during the week, but very busy on the weekends. The beach is a palm-fringed beach with several small privately owned beach huts.
You can rent a beach hut for a day and even get someone to make barbeque for you. The beach is a favourite with fashionable Lagosians. The beach is a clean perfect sight for family and fun seekers in search for some quiet. There is an array of sporting events for visitors of every age. This beach is a lot quieter than Elegushi and Alpha beaches. You have to be careful when you want to get into the water as you might not be fortunate to find a lifeguard on the beach. And if you are interested in getting arts and crafts, seafood and vegetables, there is a small market close to the beach, but you’ll need to hire a drop taxi to get there.
4. Santa Cruz Beach
Santa Cruz Beach is a fun private beach located off Abraham Adesanya Estate, Negombo Road, Lekki Phase 2. This beach is located in a serene environment and it is close to Atican beach. This beach has played host to a number of celebrity beach parties and it is always a grooving place to be in. The beach is clean and also well maintained. It has a bar, and also a whole lot of activities for people of every age. This beach is so beautiful it can be used to host a beach wedding. The security here is 24/7 so you won’t have to worry about the safety of your guests. It is a perfect place to relax with your family or if you are looking for a getaway. It is the perfect blend of fun and solitude at the seaside.
5. Lekki Beach
Lekki beach houses a resort, so you get the best of two worlds. It is the perfect definition of a luxury seaside getaway. You get to enjoy a lot of activities while still being close to the beach. You can play golf, swim, play tennis and also relax in a health spa close to the beach. There are also ample opportunities for shopping and watching live music and shows. If you also want to mix business with pleasure, this place allows you do that. It has a private meeting, dining and banquet rooms to fit any occasion. It is also perfect for a work retreat. If you have any questions about food, no need to worry. You can get exquisite meals here from intercontinental to local dishes. This beach allows you to relax and unwind at the beach.