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Oniru Beach: [ Pictures & Honest Review]

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Oniru Private Beach [OPB] is one of the most popular beaches in Lagos.

However,

I won’t consider it one of the best, considering the existence of much better places like Landmark Leisure Beach.

But if you’re on a low budget and will like to have fun in a place with a huge crowd, I won’t suggest trying out Oniru.

 

Oniru is located at “1 Ligali Ayorinde Street, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria”.

And if you’ll like further information about the place, just follow me to the end.

 

Getting in and parking your car

To get into Oniru Private Beach, an adult will need an entrance fee of N1,000.

But as for kids, entry is free.

This amount is also what applies on special days and during festive periods.

 

As regards parking,

The parking fee isn’t fixed.

On some occasion,

I paid, N200, while on some, I paid N500.

But to be on the safer side, it’s better to come with N500 as  parking fee.

 

Also,

If you wonder whether parking space won’t be a problem, I can assure you that you’ll find a good parking space.

The only thing I can’t say is if you’ll find a space on a festive day since I’ve never been to this beach on such a day.

 

Tents, chairs, and tables

Tents, chairs, and tables are available for whoever needs them. But as you will expect, using any of these items will cost you some money.

For a set of 4 chairs and a table, N3,000 is what you’ll need.

And if you need extra chairs, you can get 3 additional chairs for an extra N1,000.

However,

While the prices I mentioned are the standard prices I was given, these prices don’t seem to be fixed, as I’ve seen some people cajole the attendants into collecting less from them.

In other words,

If you’re very good at bargaining, you may end up paying less.

 

Fun activities available

Mini Ferris wheel riding

Oniru Beach is not one of the best places to go, if what you’re interested in is, a lot of fun activities.

But if you find yourself at OPB, there are a few cool activities you can engage in.

One of the fun activities available is the riding of a mini Ferris wheel.

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The activity may seem like something meant for kids, but trust me, adults as well also engage in it.

This activity is a paid one, so prepare some money for it.

 

Quad bike riding

Another activity available at Oniru is the riding of quad bikes.

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This activity can be very fun, so regardless of your age, you should have a great time engaging in it.

But as you will expect, quad bike riding is a paid thing, so prepare additional cash for this, if you’re interested.

 

Horse riding

Just like most other beaches, horse riding is a thing available at Oniru.

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There are a lot of horses available, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding one to ride.

And if you’ve never ridden a horse before, don’t worry, the horse owners will be willing to teach you.

This activity is also a paid one, although it is quite affordable.

 

Swimming

Swimming is another fun thing available at OPB.

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People are allowed to swim in the water, but I’ll strongly suggest going deep into the beach.

I don’t think there has ever been a case of someone drowning at this place, but this doesn’t mean you should test the limits of the beach.

Swimming is a free activity, so if you don’t have a lot of cash, you shouldn’t worry.

 

Foods and drinks

Oniru features a lot of places to buy foods and drinks. There are restaurants, bars, food vendors, etc.

And as regards hygiene,

I find them quite hygienic at Oniru.

However,

One thing I’m not so pleased about is that things are unbelievably expensive there.

To give a good idea of what I mean, below are the prices of some of the foods and drinks you’ll find —

 

Drinks

  NAME PRICE
Beer Guinness Stout N1.250
Gulder Can N1,400
Heineken Can N1.400
Heineken Draft N1,700
Mexican Beer N1.800
Savanna Cider N1,200
Star Radler can N1,400
Blush Chateau Minuty Rose N27,000
Chateau Minuty 1.5L N55,000
Ksara Sunset N18,000
Santa Christina Rosato N20,000
Champagne/Prosecco [Bottle] Ace of spades N380,000
Casa Defra N23,000
Cielo Prosecco N30,000
Crystal N225,000
Dom Perignon N135,000
Moet Ice N50,000
Moet Imperial Brut N45,000
Moet Nectar Imperial Rose N50,000
Veuve Cliquot Brut N45,000
Veuve Cliquot Rich N65,000
Veuve Cliquot Rose N70,000
Cocktail Daiquiri N3,500
Espresso Martini N4,000
Gin Basil N4,000
Long Island N4,500
Mai Tai N3,500
Margarita N4,500
Martini N3,500
Mojito N4,500
Moscow Mule N3,500
Old Fashioned N3,500
Pina Colada N4,000
Vodka Sour N3,500
Cognac [Glass/Bottle] GLASS BOTTLE
Hennessey VSOP N4,000 N50,000
Hennessey XO N135,000
Martell Blue Swift N4,000 N50,000
Martell XO N135,000
Remy Martin VSOP N4,000 N50,000
Fresh juice Fresh Apple N1,500
Fresh Carrot N1,500
Fresh Lemonade N1,500
Fresh Orange Juice N1,500
Fresh Pineapple Juice N1,500
Fresh Waterlemon N1,500
Gin GLASS BOTTLE
Bombay Saphire N3,000 N40,000
Gunpowder Gin N45,000
Hendrick’s N3,000 N40,000
Tanqueray No. 10 N3,000 N45,000
Juice Chivita 1L N3,000
Cranberry Juice 1.5L N5,000
Red wine GLASS BOTTLE
Chateaux D’Arains N26,000
Cielo Appasionatamente N22,000
Escudo Rojo Red N16,000
House French Red Wine N2,000
Mouton Cadet Reserve N20,000
Thomas Barton Reserve N20,000
Rum Zacapa N45,000
Smoothie Banana N2,800
Banana & Coconut N2,800
Passion Fruit N2,800
Pineapple N2,800
Strawberry N2,800
Strawberry & Banana N2,800
Soft drink Bitter Lemon, Coke, Coke [Zero], Fanta, Soda, Sprite, Tonic, Water N560
Chapman N1,700
Ginger Beer N800
Red Bull N1,400
Sparkling Water Perrier N1,700
Tequila GLASS BOTTLE
Don Julio Blanco N3,500 N45,000
Don Julio Reposado N4,000 N50,000
Olmeca N2,500 N30,000
Patron Blanco N3,500 N45,000
Patron Coffee N3,500 N40,000
Vodka Glass Bottle
Belvedere N3,500 N50,000
Ciroc N3,500 N50,000
Grey Goose N3,500 N50,000
Ketel One N3,500 N40,000
Whiskey GLASS BOTTLE
Jack Daniel’s No. 7 N2,500 N35,000
Jack Daniel’s Honey N50,000
Jameson N2,500 N35,000
Jameson Black Barrel N50,000
Johnny Walker Black Label N2,500 N40,000
Johnny Walker Blue Label N135,000
Johnny Walker Gold Label N3,500 N50,000
Johnny Walker Platinum Label N5,000 N65,000
Macallan 12 Years N3,000 N45,000
Macallan 15 Years N4,000 N65,000
Macallan 18 Years N100,000
Macallan Rare Cask N135,000
White wine GLASS BOTTLE
Gavi Marchesa N16,000
House French White Wine N2,000
Ksara Blanc de Blanc N18,000
Mouton Cadet Ice N14,000

Foods

NAME DETAILS PRICE
Burger Fish Burger Slider 3 battered fishes served in a bun with pickles, tartar sauce with a side of French fries N7,000
Moist Burger Slider 3 mini cheeseburgers served with French fries. N7,000
Grilled BBQ Chicken Barbecue half chicken served with coconut rice N7,300
BBQ Fish Fillet Fresh fish fillet served with sauteed vegetables, Periperi sauce, and Coconut rice N7,300
Char-grilled Atlantic Jumbo Shrimp Char-grilled Atlantic Jumbo shrimp [3 pieces]; finished with a lemon butter drizzle. N7,300
Chicken Suya Char-grilled chicken suya, Tomatoes, Onion, and French fries [3 skewers] N5,000
Fish Suya Charcoal barbecued fish suya, Tomatoes, Onion, and French fries [3 skewers] N5,000
Peppered Croaker Fish [Mild/Spicy Option] 1.50 kg peppered and spiced char-grilled whole croaker fish; served with sauteed garlic coriander potatoes N13,000
Rack of Ribs Half rack of South African barbecue ribs served with French fries N12,200
Spiced Chicken Wings Charcoal barbecued spicy chicken wings [6 pieces] N4,000
Spicy Boerewors Sausage Served per piece N12,200
Spicy Fillet Skewers Char-grilled scotch bonnet and Suya spiced South African fillet skewers [3 skewers] N6,200
Platter Beach Platter Char-grilled jumbo shrimp, Chicken wings, Spicy fillet Skewers, Cheeseburger sliders, and French fries N19,000
Caveman Platter 350g South African ribeye steak, Spicy boerewors sausage, and Half rack South African marinated ribs N22,000
Fisherman Platter 3 char-grilled jumbo shrimps, 3 mini fish burgers, 3 battered whole fried fish, and French fries N19,000
Fried Fish & Chips Served with tartar sauce and a side salad N9,000
Mixed Grilled Platter Beef skewers, South African steak, Chicken, Onion rings, and Beef burger N25,000
Peppered Snail Traditional spicy snails with Green pepper, Red pepper, Onions, Spicy tomatoes, and Coconut rice N6,000
Seafood Platter

 

Prawns, Fish burger, Fried fish, and Onion rings N30,000

Things to note

I don’t think you’ll want to wear a revealing outfit [e.g. bikini]

There are some other things you should know about Oniru Private Beach.

And one of these things is that you probably don’t want to put on a bikini at the beach.

There’s no rule that says you can’t put on such, it’s just that you won’t find a lot of people doing so.

So, unless you’re okay being the only one putting on a revealing outfit, you should put on an outfit that isn’t too revealing.

 

The place can be very crowded

Oniru is one of the most visited beaches in Lagos.

In other words,

In the afternoon, on weekend days, and on special days, the place can be very crowded.

There are situations when you’ll appreciate this, and there are situations when you won’t.

So when coming to Oniru during a period when it’ll be crowded, be sure you’re comfortable with a huge crowd.

 

Not that spacious

Having been to many beaches in Lagos, one thing I can say is that Oniru is a relatively small beach.

It is big enough to have fun, but if you’re coming with the intention of meeting a large beach, you may end up disappointed.

 

No tent at night

It’s possible to be at Oniru at night, but you should also know that the people who rent out tents to you, will come for their tents in the evening. The same goes for most tables and chairs as well.

So if you’ll still be present at the beach when it gets dark, make sure you make arrangements to ensure you’ll have tents, chairs and tables to use.

 

No toilet

Another thing you should know is that there are no toilets at Oniru, at least not proper toilets.

So before coming to OPB, ensure you won’t be in need to use a proper toilet.

 

Questions you may have

How clean is the place?

If you have been to a lot of beaches in Lagos, you may have encountered many of them in dirty conditions.

And if because of that you’ll like to know “how clean Oniru is”, well, I think this won’t be a problem.

I won’t give OPB a 5-star rating when it comes to cleanliness, but the beach is usually in manageable conditions.

 

Opening days and hours

Under normal circumstances,

Oniru is open on all the 365 (or 366) days of a year.

The beach is further open 24 hours per day.

However,

I must mention that if you’ll like to spend the night at the beach, you’ll have to come before 12 midnight.

OPB has this strict policy that prevents entry at hours after 12 midnight, till daybreak.

 

Final words

If you’re interested in spending time at a great beach, Oniru isn’t the first place I’ll recommend.

But if you are specifically interested in Oniru and just wondering whether it’s worthwhile going, I’ll encourage you to go.

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