Considering the best Beach to Visit today in Lekki? We’ve reviewed the best ones of many you’ve heard that would meet your demand
There are a lot of beaches in Lekki, but only a fraction of these places are worth going.
If you’ll like to hear the names of those which are worthwhile going, then you have come to the right place.
Not only will I be naming the beaches in Lekki that you can consider.
I’ll further provide thoughtful information like — the activities you’ll find at these places, their entrance fee, etc.
The recommendable beaches in Lekki
Alpha Beach [AlB]
Alpha Beach is one of the most popular beaches Lekki.
I won’t consider it “excellent”, but nonetheless, it is a place you should feel free to visit.
If you’ll like to meet someone new and interesting, this is also one of the beaches I’ll recommend.
Alpha isn’t meant to be the place to visit when interested in a lot of activities.
But if during your visit you’ll like to engage in a fun activity, you will find horse riding at this place.
Just like in almost all places in Lagos, is a paid activity, so bring along some money if you’ll like to engage in it.
And for those who don’t mind bringing a football along, you can also engage in beach soccer, but don’t expect to find any goal post.
The entrance fee for getting into Alpha is N1,000 per person.
This fee is also what applies to kids, but I don’t know if a fee must also be paid for a baby as well.
If you wonder whether N1,000 is also what will have to be paid on special days, the answer is “Yes”.
As regards opening days,
Alpha Beach is ordinarily open on all the 365 [or 366] days of a year.
So even if you’re a very busy person, Alpha should be open on whatever day you find suitable.
And as for opening hours, AlB is open 24 hours per day.
I won’t ever recommend being present on the beach at hours after 6 pm; the security at the beach is laughable, this is my reason for saying that.
Atican Beach [AtB]
Atican Beach is another beach in Lekki I can recommend.
The beach isn’t also excellent, but it is much better than the likes of Alpha.
The existence of accommodation at the place is also one of the reasons why I’ll recommend Atican.
As regards the type of activities you’ll find at AtB, one of them is horse riding.
And just like in most places in Lagos, this activity is a paid one.
For those who can’t afford the cost of riding on horses, you can simply opt-in for swimming, which is a free activity.
Beach soccer isn’t one of the activities readily available at Atican, nothing stops you from engaging in it as well, if you can bring a ball along.
Atican is not only meant for adults, kids can also come to the place. And if during their visit, they wish to engage in an activity, there are swings and ferris wheels they can play on. These activities are of course paid, so prepare some money for this.
The entrance fee for getting into Atican Beach is N500.
This price applies to babies, children, and adults.
On Saturdays, Sundays, and other special days, N1,000 is what you’ll have to pay.
Atican is open on all the days of a year. So being busy most of the time shouldn’t prevent you from being able to visit the place.
I must warn that, there may be a few days in a year when the beach will be closed for some important reasons.
Elegushi Royal Beach [ERB]
Elegushi Royal Beach is one of the most visited beaches in Lekki.
It is also one of the most visited in the whole of Lagos.
And the reasons behind its popularity can be attributed to two things — it’s age and the level of seriousness with which the management takes this beach.
If you’ll like to experience a nightlife at a beach, this is where I’ll recommend without having to think twice.
There are a number of activities you can enjoy at Elegushi, with the most popular of them being “swimming”.
People are allowed to swim in the water, although I won’t ever encourage allowing kids to swim in it.
The water can be quite turbulent at times, so it’s better to restrict kids to activities like Ferris wheel ride.
Just like most beaches in Lagos, horse riding is one of the things you’ll find at Elegushi.
This activity is a paid one, but I don’t think the N300 needed for a ride should be a problem for most people.
While beach soccer isn’t one of the activities offered by the beach itself, nothing stops you from playing it, if you come with a ball.
As regards the entrance fee, N1,000 is what’s need to be allowed into Elegushi.
This is also the price that applies to kids.
And on Saturdays, Sundays, and special days, this price doesn’t change.
Under normal circumstances,
Elegushi opens on all the 365 [or 366] days of a year.
There are times when the beach gets closed for a few days.
For two days after 2 UNILAG students drowned at the beach, the beach was closed to mourn their deaths.
As regards the opening hours, Elegushi is open for all 24 hours of a day.
And unlike most other beaches, where 24-hours per day opening doesn’t mean you can be present at night, it is okay to pass the night at Elegushi.
On Friday and Saturday nights, you’ll find a lot of people doing this.
Being able to pass the night on this beach doesn’t mean you can be careless.
Eleko Beach [ElB]
Eleko Beach is another beach in Lekki that you can consider.
The beach is also one of the most popular in Lagos.
And aside from the lack of training among many of its staffs, I don’t think there is any reason why you may be displeased with ElB.
I should further add that, this is one of the few beaches in Lagos where you’ll pay little for a great experience.
Talking about the activities available, if you don’t mind swimming and getting a horse ride, these are two activities you can engage in.
The beach water cleanliness isn’t the best I’ve seen, but it’s safe enough to swim in.
But just like many beaches, I won’t ever recommend swimming deep into the water, if you’re not an experienced ocean swimmer.
As for the horse riding, this is a paid activity, as you’ll expect. And the cost of riding a horse is N300.
With a ride being as cheap as N300, most people should be able to afford at least one ride.
Laguna Beach [LgB]
Laguna Beach is not a popular place, compared to all the beaches I’ve discussed above.
And I strongly doubt you’ve ever heard about it, prior to reading this content.
But while the beach is a new one, it is a place that deserves your visit.
The only thing you may not be happy about is how small Laguna is. But aside from the small size, you should have no issue with it.
Laguna isn’t the place to go, if you’re interested in fun activities like horse riding, quad bike riding, etc.
Swimming is the only fun activity you can expect to engage in. People are allowed to swim in the beach water.
And as regards the nature of the water, it is quite clean, so there’s little to worry about, when it comes to hygiene.
If you’re not good as swimming, I won’t recommend playing in the water as there may be no one close by to save you, if things start to spiral out of control.
Getting into Laguna is free during the week; yes, that’s not a mistake. I guess this is some kind of strategy to popularize the place.
On weekend days and on special days, getting into the place will require an entrance fee of N1,000; this is the price that also applies to kids, but babies will be allowed in for free.
Just like most other beaches, Laguna is ordinarily open on all the days of a year.
So even the busy bees should have the time to visit.
As for the opening hours, LgB opens at 8 am and closes by 10 pm. This means it’s not one of those places where you can pass the night.
Santa Cruz Beach [SCB]
Santa Cruz is another unpopular beach in Lekki.
The beach is very close to Atican Beach, and it is just as good as Atican, even though it is not a match for AtB, in terms of popularity.
The management of SCB seems to be genuinely interested in making it’s visitors have great experiences, but there is a lot of room for improvement.
And aside from the fact that the place is not always neat, other poor things about the place are things you should be able to overlook.
Like most of the other beaches in this content, the activities you’ll find at Santa Cruz are horse riding and swimming.
Horse riding is of course a paid activity. But it costs only N300 to enjoy a ride.
It is also possible to play beach soccer at SCB, but to do so, you’ll have to bring your ball along.
As regards the entrance fee, a kid will need N500 to get in, while an adult will need N1,000.
These prices are also the prices for Saturdays, Sundays, and special days.
Santa Cruz Beach is open on all the 365 [or 366] days of a year.
I can also say that you can be at the beach as early as 8 am till as late as 10 pm.
But what I can’t say is if the beach is open 24 hours a day.