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10 Amazing Beaches in Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with over 30 beautiful beaches that serve as relaxation centres, tourist attraction and an environment for hosting suitable occasions. Nigeria’s beaches cover about six different states with majority being in Lagos state. However, here are 10 amazing beaches cutting across different states in Nigeria that will blow your mind away

  1. Tarkwa Bay Beach, Lagos:

This is an artificial sheltered beach located in Lagos. It can only be accessed using a boat or water taxi from Mekwe Jetty, Marina or Tarzan Marine also known as Victoria Island. People enjoy swimming and other water sports here.

  • Calabar Beach, Calabar

The beach is a popular beach in Calabr known for its beautiful views, adventurous nature and an environment for meditation. A view of a famous monument raised in respect to the victims of slave trade can be seen from this beach; giving visitors an imaginative view of the country’s history.

  • Ifoko Beach, Port Harcourt, Rivers

This is one of the natural beaches that still remains unaltered. It is a white sand beach which still has its natural attributes intact. It is known for holding magnificient sea creatures in its waters and still serves as a tourist attraction site for residents and visitors.

  • Eko Tourist Beach Resort, Lagos

It is also known as Akodo Beach. This beach offers great views and the whitest sands amongst other beaches. It gives a feel of the Atlantic Ocean while offering modern facilities for a spectacular experience on the beach.

  • Patigi Beach, Kwara

Patigi has been named one of the most beautiful beaches in Nigeria. It is surrounded by flowing rivers and beautiful green vegetation. It has a rugged terrain and has many fish species (whiting, flathead, bream) in its waters  It is located along the River Niger in PategiKwara State, in the middle belt of Nigeria.The annual Pategi Regatta Festival boating event and an assortment of fishing-related activities is usually done at this beach annually.

  • Ibeno Beach, Akwa Ibom

The beach is the longest sand beach in West Africa. It has white hands on its shores. It stretches from Ibeno community to James Town and to the Atlantic Ocean. The beauty of the beach attracts lots of visitors,thus, making it difficult to enjoy solitude in this environment.

  • Asaba Beach, Delta State

The beach is an attractive environment with sparkling white sand, palm trees, tropical plants and beautiful rock formations. It is located in Otuogo, Delta State hence, it’s also called Otuogo beach.

  • Unwana and Ndibe Golden Sand beaches, Ebonyi state

In the Eastern part of Nigeria (Ebonyi to be particular), there are two different locations with golden sand beach – Unwana and Ndibe. They are located in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. These locations are suitable for hangouts, picnics, vacations, boat cruising, sun bathing, yachting and sporting games.

  • 9.   Ndibe Sand Beach

It is a perfect spot for relaxation and comfort. It is part of the wide golden sand beaches along the Cross River basin. The Sand Beach is usually very busy during the weekend and on public holidays as fun seekers and tourists come around for a beautiful experience.

  1. Landmark Beach, Lagos

The Landmark Leisure Beach, is Lagos’ first in-city premier private beachfront. It carries a load of leisure and recreational activities for adults and children. These activities can be enjoyed on the sea shores or in the water. Tickets can be booked online before arriving at the beach. Activities such as AstroTurf soccer, beach paintball, coastline board walk along the Atlantic, jet skiing, beach volleyball, basketball, mini golf, beach soccer, wind surfing e.t.c

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