Ukpono Anietie, PH.
There is something about the beach that gives you life, the crisp smell of the sand, the cool breeze, the clapping leaves, the sweet sounds from the sea birds and the splashing waters.
You just explore nature and forget everything other thing happening around you.
Nigeria itself is a beautiful country that has beautiful water bodies, from rivers, lakes, and beaches.
There are lots of beaches but some of them stand out from the rest.
Here are the top five Beaches in Nigeria:
La Champagne Tropicana
La Champagne Tropicana is a beach resort that is located on the coast of the of the Atlantic ocean.
It is located at Lekki, Lagos.
It’s a 65 acres African themed resort of white sand beach, lake, mangrove forest, which offer visitors and tourists the excitement and fun to explore.
There varieties of trees, plants and animals for viewing delight.
The animals you would likely see are monkeys, squirrels, sea birds like sea gulls, ducks, bats and so on.
It’s known to have the longest swimming pool on a beach in the world.
Do you want the African treat or hospitality?
The well equip and luxurious chalets would give you a taste of hospitality and treat.
Each of the chalet has its budget, so, it’s something you can afford.
The facility offers you wide range of activities like swimming, jet skiing, boat cruising, horse riding, water sports.
One fun fact about the beach is, it is considered to be the longest beach in Western Africa.
It stretches about 30 kilometres from Ibeno to James Town along the Atlantic coastline of Akwa Ibom State.
Also, the smell of the beach sand is crisp. From a distance, tourists can hear the sounds made by different sea birds.
The environment is serene and inviting.
The beach provides a lot of fun like Beach football, boat riding, water sports, picnics and so on.
It was reported in 2010 that there was a case of oil spillage at ExxonMobil oilfield which affected the beach.
But that notwithstanding, the beach was recovered and now in perfect shape for every recreational activity.
So when next you come into Akwa Ibom State and think of a beach side to relax, Ibeno beach has that space and feel to unwind.
Visit Ibeno beach, explore and enjoy the rich cuisines of the Ibeno people.
The bar beach is named after the sand bars that best describe the coastline of Lagos.
Though it has lost its attraction because of the major construction done around it.
It is the most visited beach in Lagos during the festive season. Unlike other beaches that have trees, the bar beach is devoid of trees.
Since one cannot survive without food, most tourists and visitors still find the environment soothing, exciting and loving.
The activities that take place at the beach include; boat riding, horse riding, canoeing, skiing, sand volleyball, archery, wresting, racing and a whole lot other fun games.
The bar beach has bit of history. It w
as a ground used for execution of armed robbers and coup plotters during the military regime but was then.
Today, the Lagos bar beach is strictly a place for fun and relaxation.
It’s one of the best and most beautiful beaches in Nigeria.
It operates 24 hours and music is always playing in the background to entertain guests, tourists, and visitors.
It’s so spacious that it can accommodate up to 40,000 tourists and visitors every weekend.
The beach is a great spot for meals, night clubs, hang out bars, exotic lounges, and other activities like swimming, boat cruising, horse riding, sea shell hunting, taking pictures, strolling along the coastline.
One fun fact about the beach is, it hosts Copa Lagos. It’s a world famous beach soccer tournament that features best teams from all continents. The last edition of the tournament was in 2019.
Calabar beach, Coss River State has one of the best and coolest water bodies, from rivers, lakes, and beaches. It is home for tourism.
The beach that stands out is the Calabar beach. It’s name after the capital of Cross River, Calabar.
The beach itself is history written all over it. It has monuments built on it in memory of those sold into slavery.
It gives tourists and visitors the opportunity of wanting to know about the history and cultural heritage about the city.
The beach gives you an adventurous view. It’s up to you to explore the sweet and heartwarming scene.
Activities done at the beach include volleyball, beach football, water sporting, sun bathing and lots more.