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Nigeria Beaches
A Pleasant Surprise for Tourists


Nigeria Beaches are many along the shores of this large African Country and most of them are really beautiful tourist attractions.

Nigeria is well prepared to attract tourists to its beaches by providing great accommodation with foreign standards in many hotels and resorts on its beaches.


The beaches of Lagos, Nigeria are spectacular

The beaches of Lagos, Nigeria are spectacular


Nigeria, known as the “Giant of Africa” is the most populated country in Africa and the seventh in the world.

It is bordered by the Republic of Benin on the west, Niger on the north and Chad and Cameroon on the east.  It is located on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean north of the Equator.

It is a progressive country and many business people come here to establish their relations. These people need a bit of relaxation and the Beaches of Nigeria offer that.


Coconut beach is one of the top Nigeria Beaches

Coconut beach is one of the top Nigeria Beaches


Popular Beaches of Nigeria

  • Coconut Beach

This beach is located near Lagos the former capital in a town called Badagry. It gets its name from the coconut pants that surround the beach providing excellent shade. It is accessible through the Lagos Badagry expressway

  • Victoria Beach

Also called Bar Beach, is popular among locals. It is located on Victoria Island Nigeria, alongside Ahmadu Bello Road.



Nigeria Beaches

Tarkwa Bay is accessible by boat from Victoria Island Nigeria

Tarkwa Bay is near Victoria Island Nigeria

  • Tarkwa Bay

This is a sheltered beach in Lagos Harbour. It is accessible by boat from Victoria Island. The swimming conditions are great even for small children.

  • Agaja and Ilashe Beach

This open Atlantic ocean resort offers facilities for jet skiing on the creek behind the beach.

  • Whispering Palms Beach and Resort

It is also in Lagos State lying on a lagoon surrounded with palm trees and eternal Atlantic breezes.

  • Akodo Beach

This is an ultra modern beach resort managed by private tourism organizations. It is one of the most visited beaches.


For more information visit the Nigeria Tourism Site


Lekki Beach is a great beach near Lagos, Nigeria

Lekki Beach is a great beach near Lagos, Nigeria

  • Lekki Beach

Lekki is a peninsula with several beaches being Lekki the number one. It is one more of the great beaches near Lagos. There are all facilities on the beach such as umbrellas and sun beds for rent.

  • Kuramo Waters

It derives it name from the Kuramo Lake that borders the beach. This beach is a hot spot for tourists with many food outlets and barbecue joints.

  • Halemson Beach Resort

This is a private beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near Lagos. It is a short boat ride from Victoria Island.


Eko Tourist Resort in Nigeria an hour drive from Lagos

Eko Tourist Resort in Nigeria an hour drive from Lagos

  • Eko Tourist Resort Beach

It is about half an hour drive from Lagos on the Lekki Epe expressway. This resort has a long beach of about one Km; the security is enhanced by Nigerian Police. This beach has all the facilities needed by a tourist for a great day at the beach.

  • Whispering Palms

This is a conference resort that is located Iworo, Badagry with white sands and great swimming conditions.

Nigeria Beaches are a great surprise for tourists arriving from other continents. The weather is mostly great and the Nigerian people are very nice and eager to welcome you.


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