Welcome to Nigeria Rendezvous. Find the best Beaches in Nigeria. Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria has more than 500 miles of golden sand beaches with a far more tropical environment than most of Africa’s Atlantic coastline. Sunbathing options range from party beaches blasting the latest Nigerian pop hits, to serene and uninhabited ones. Nigeria’s coast also is home to the Niger River Delta, filled with dense tropical forests and some of Nigeria’s only chimpanzees. Enjoy your stay here on Nigeria Beaches, all on Nigeria Rendezvous.
Lagos State Beaches
Coconut Beach, located in the town of Badagry near the Benin border, is surrounded by miles of coconut plantations. The clean ocean water makes it incredibly attractive with locals and visitors alike. Within the city of Lagos, Lekki Beach’s wide shores are dotted with palm trees and small huts offering drinks and food. However, the beach to see and be seen is Bar Beach, located on Victoria Island, the fiscal center of Lagos City. This high-traffic, lively beach — a favorite with local Nigerians — has music, bars and beach games.
Bar Beach is one of the numerous beaches in Lagos and it’s the closest to the city center of Victoria Island. If you would like to take a walk by the ocean-side while enjoying the cool breeze, Bar Beach is the place to be. The beach is sandy without any plants or coconut trees. Care should be taken though while at this beach as the waves are extremely strong.
Bar Beach is known for its sand, bars, and extends from the west by the Institute of Oceanography all the way through Eko Hotel towards the east. Blocks of concrete act as artificial levees to keep back the Atlantic which often floods its banks in a hostile manner.
The beach is a point of attraction for people from diverse walks of life where they enjoy the cool Atlantic breeze on hot humid days. There are no coconut trees or plants around, but it’s not a bad spot for fruit lovers as fresh fruits are always on sale. There are definitely exciting activities for sport enthusiasts such as horseback riding along the shores, swimming, volleyball, beach soccer among other popular beach sports.
Cross River’s Natural Beauty
Cross River State, home to some of the country’s most verdant, natural regions, sits at the opposite end of Nigeria. The secluded Calabar Beach, accessible only by boat and flanked by swamps on both sides, is located at the entrance of the Calabar River. Due to lack of infrastructure, this region is best visited for day trips rather than overnight stays.
Abraka and Ibeno
Located in Delta State, near the Niger River Delta, Abraka Beach is replete with natural springs and activities such as canoeing, boating, snorkeling and diving. A college town, this area also has sightseeing opportunities in the nearby Niger River Delta. East of Delta State is Akwa Ibom State and the famous Ibeno Beach, known for coral reefs, snorkeling and diving. This is perhaps the longest beach in all of Nigeria — although you’ll be told that it’s the longest in all of West Africa, which may or may not be true. There are plenty of amenities available just off its white sandy shores, including bars, restaurants and dance halls.