Nigeria is blessed with beautiful beaches with golden sand and beautiful seashores that are good for picnic, sunbathing and other activities, although these beaches are not among the top beaches in Africa, they are the best in Nigeria. This is not because there are not good but because Nigeria is not known for its coastlines. The best time to visit any of these beaches is during the dry season when the water has reduced.
So if you’re looking for a scenic environment, a nice place for beach party or beach wedding, cool spot for picnic, sunbathing, swimming etc. search no more, here are the top 7 beaches to have all your beach need met. One of the major challenges facing these beaches is lack of infrastructures.
Elegushi beach, Lagos State
If you are looking for a beach with adventure, enough partying, enough groove. You no Lagos na *Wink*. This is the beach for you my dear. But if you’re the type that love to be alone, you don’t wat disturbance seriously this beach don’t make this beach your top priority. Elegushi Beach is located around Ikate, Lagos. It’s is on the peninsula. The beach is expensive so I would advise if you’re going to the beach you should go with your ATM.
Unwana/Ndibe Golden Sand Beach, Ebonyi State
Unwana and Ndibe golden sand beaches are located in two different places but both are under one local government which is Afikpo-North Local Government Area. One thing that is common among the two great beaches is the Golden sand. This place is an ideal centre for relaxation and other recreational activities. If you’re looking for beach for picnic, shells exploration, Sport fishing, sunbathing, boat cruising, canoe racing this beach is for you.
Patigi Beach, River Niger
Patigi beach is another beautiful beach in Nigeria. The beach is situated along River Niger and is not all that classic but the beauty lies in the landscape and other activities that one engages on the beach. This is an ideal place to watch fishermen.
Calabar beach, Cross Rivers State.
When we talk about tourism in Nigeria, Calabar is a destination. Calabar is indeed a tourist haven. And one of the coolest sea shores in Nigeria is Cababar beach. The beach is a large, and also good for family-friendly. You can also go with your children. There are plenty of meals on sale, and you can also walk around and enjoy the serenity. The beach boast of parking space. You can go on boat cruising, swimming and other activities.
Asaba beach, Delta State
Delta state is not left out. The beautiful scenery of the Asaba beach is wow. The way the beach is fascinating as you are surrounded by coconut and palm trees, creeks, rock formations and clean beach sand etc. If you’re looking for beach for picnic, shells exploration, Sport fishing, sunbathing, boat cruising, canoe racing this beach is for you. There is also local grilled fish in the evening.
Finima Beach, Rivers State
Located in Bonny Island is the Finima Beach. The beach is surrounded by Atlantic Ocean. Bonny is an Island in Rivers State. Just like the Calabar beach, there is also a parking space in Finima beach though the parking space is small so if you arrive early enough you will see space. Apart from the swimming there are other activities that one can engage in. Bonny is an Island filled with expatriates so the beach is usually patronized by expatriates working in Nigeria NLNG plant and locals for picnic, relaxation and refreshment.
Ibeno Beach, Akwa Ibom State.
One of the Longest Beach in west Africa is the Ibeno beach in Iben Akwa Ibom State. The beach is eye-catching sea coast which stretches to James Town on the Atlantic. Ibeno beach is perfect for relaxation and recreational activities as there are facilities for water sports. There is a growing number of visitors to the beach every year.