If you have been to a lot of beaches in Lagos, one thing you must have realized by now is that not all beaches in the state are worth visiting at all.
And if you’ll like to never have to waste your money visiting another unworthy beach, then you have come to the right place.
In this content,
I’ll be presenting you 11 private beaches in Lagos.
Let’s get into it.
The recommendable private beaches
Alpha Beach [AlB]
Alpha Beach [AlB] is a popular beach located in the Lekki area of Lagos.
The beach is a very popular one, so I won’t be surprised if you’ve heard about it already.
To get to AlB,
What you have to do is to find your way to “New Road, Alpha Beach area, Lekki, Lagos”, then from there, ask any bike-man to take you down to Alpha Beach; the beach is very popular in the area, so he should know the way.
And as for those driving, you can make use of Google maps for direction or ask for the help of people on the road; a random person you find in that area should also know the place and be able to point you in the right direction.
The two activities you’ll find at Alpha are horse riding and swimming.
As you will expect,
Horse riding is a free activity, while swimming is a paid one.
Enjoying a single ride on a horse costs between N300 and N500; this amount is quite affordable, so those who aren’t okay with swimming alone should also be able to engage in horse riding as well.
Getting into Alpha Beach requires paying N1,000 per person; this applies to kids and adults. Only babies will be allowed in at no cost.
And on Saturdays, Sundays, and special days, N1,000 is still the entrance fee.
Alpha is open on all the days of a year, under normal circumstances.
AlB further opens 24 hours per day.
But even though a 24-hours-per-day operation is what they run, I won’t recommend passing the night at the place, as AlB doesn’t have security good enough for that.
Atican Beach [AtB]
Atican Beach [AtB] is another beach located in the Lekki area of Lagos.
You’ll find it at “Atican Beach, Off Abraham Adesanya Estate Road, Okun Ajah Town, Lekki, Lagos”.
The beach is quite popular. And even though it’s also not excellent, it’s a place you should be okay with.
AtB is a beach where you’ll find only one type of activity — swimming.
And when talking about swimming, I’m talking about a swimming pool; people are not allowed to swim in the beach water.
While swimming is the only activity you should expect, nothing stops you from also making arrangements for your own activities — e.g. beach football, by bringing along a ball your friends can play.
To get into Atican Beach, a small sum of N500 is all you need. Yes, this is the price that applies to kids as well.
But for babies,
You won’t have to pay anything.
On Saturdays, Sundays, and other special days, the entrance fee jumps from N500 to N1,000; this increase in price applies to kids as well.
Atican is a place open on all the days of a year, under normal circumstances.
As for the opening hours, this is also a 24-hours-per-day beach.
But just like Alpha,
Atican doesn’t have security good enough to make it safe to pass the night there.
Coconut Beach [CcB]
Coconut Beach is another beach you wouldn’t regret visiting. It’s not perfect and it’s also not one of the most visited in Lagos.
If you don’t mind those cons, you should have a great time there.
As regards its location,
You’ll find CcB in the Badagry area of Lagos.
Just like Atican,
Swimming is the only activity you’ll find at CcB. But in this case, the beach water is where you’ll swim, not a pool.
The availability of just one activity doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy other activities; you can also engage in things like beach soccer, if you don’t mind bringing a ball from home.
Coconut is open on all the 365 [or 366] days of a year.
The open hours, just like the other beaches mentioned above, is 24 hours daily.
This doesn’t mean you may pass the night there, as there is no guarantee of your safety, when things get dark.
Coconut Beach is also what’s called Badagry Beach as well as Suntan Beach.
4. Elegushi Royal Beach [ERB]
Elegushi Royal Beach is one of the most visited beaches in Lagos.
The beach is another of those located in Lekki.
The beach may look like a public beach, in terms of the way things are done, but it’s actually private.
You’ll find a number of activities like — horse riding, mini Ferris wheel, and swimming.
To engage in a horse ride or a Ferris wheel ride, you’ll need some amount of money.
A single horse ride will cost you N300; but I must warn that, before riding on any horse, make sure you and the horse owner agree on N300 being the amount you’ll pay. My reason for saying this is that, these horse owners can be very dubious at times, they may try to ask a lot more than N300, if you don’t agree on a price first.
Getting into ERB, of course, requires some amount of money.
To get into the beach, you’ll need a sum of N1,000.
A sum of N1,000 is also what’s needed by kids, to get into the place. This amount is further what you’ll have to pay on Saturdays, Sundays, and special days.
As regards the opening days, under normal circumstances, the doors of Elegushi are open to people on all the days of the year.
The beach is furthermore open 24 hours per day.
And unlike the other beaches mentioned so far, you can visit Elegushi at any time, including hours between 6 pm and 6 am [of the following day].
I should also add that on Friday and Saturday nights, there is always this vibrant nightlife. And I think experiencing it is a thing you should consider.
Eleko Beach [ElB]
Eleko Beach is also one of the most visited beaches in Lagos.
And just like Elegushi,
It is located in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos.
The beach has been around for a while, and while I won’t also consider it excellent, it’s a place you should be able to manage.
The activities available at ElB are horse riding and swimming.
The horse riding activity is a paid activity, while the swimming activity is a free one.
And as regards the specific cost of riding a horse, it’s N300.
But while horse riding and swimming are the activities readily available, nothing stops you from engaging in beach soccer and some other activities, if you’re willing to personally make arrangements for them.
The cost of getting into Eleko Beach is N500. This is the price required for both kids and adults. And as you’ll expect, babies are allowed in for free.
A fee of N500 is also what applies on Saturdays, Sundays, and other special days.
Eleko is a beach that’s open all days of the year.
But just like every other beach, there are some rare occasions when it gets closed.
During the height of the Corona Virus pandemic, the place was closed for some days.
And as regards the opening hours, ElB is claimed to be open 24 hours per day, but for security reasons, I won’t recommend ever being present there between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am [of the next day].
I’ll like to add that, for ladies, when coming to this place, you probably shouldn’t plan to put on a bikini here. Although, there is no rule that goes against it, but if you won’t like being the centre of attraction, consider putting on a not-too-revealing outfit when on the beach.
Ilashe Beach [IlB]
Ilashe Beach is another beach I can recommend.
The beach is actually an Island, and on it are lots of beach resorts.
IlB isn’t a place I will recommend unless you plan to stay at one of the resorts on it.
And my reason for discouraging against a casual visit to the place is because the areas of the beach which are not assigned to resorts are poorly maintained.
It’s only the places assigned to beach resorts that are well-maintained, so unless you’re okay playing on a poorly-maintained beach area.
The activities you’ll be able to enjoy here, depend on which of the Ilashe resorts you consider. But in general, these resorts have activities like — swimming, horse riding, quad bike riding, etc.
As regards the entrance fee, playing on Ilashe itself is free on all days.
But to stay at any of the resorts, you’ll, of course, have to pay. And the prices of staying at these resorts, vary from one resort to another.
Under normal circumstances,
IlB is open on all days of the year. It is further open 24 hours per day. But, I’ll strongly advise that if you’ll be on the beach between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am [of the next day], ensure you’re confined to the premises of a resort.
Ensure that whatever resort you are, has some form of security.
Laguna Beach [LgB]
Which is, of course, one of those beaches I can recommend, is located in the Lekki area of Lagos.
The beach is relatively new, and I won’t be surprised if you’ve never heard about it.
Laguna Beach is small, but if you don’t mind that, and if what you’re primarily interested in is “a nice place for peace and tranquillity”, you’ll have a great time at LgB.
Swimming is the only activity available at LgB [at least, as of the December of the year 2020].
You’re allowed to swim in the beach water. But I must warn that I don’t know if the beach has a lifeguard, as I’ve never seen one, on all my visits to there; in other words, if you’re not confident about your swimming skill, it’s best to avoid swimming.
As regards whether you can play beach soccer, even if you come with your own ball, I don’t think this will be possible. LgB isn’t big enough to allow this, without disturbing the other people present.
The cost of getting into LgB is N0; yeah, that’s right. I also thought it was a joke, but it seems this is a strategy to get the place popular. So don’t be surprised if they start charging an entrance fee later in the future.
But when Is say the entrance fee is N0, I’m only referring to weekdays.
On Saturdays, Sundays, and other special days, a fee of N1,000 per person is required.
N1,000 is what applies to both kids and adults, on these days.
Laguna Beach is open on all the days of the year, under normal circumstances.
So even if you’re one of the busiest persons, you should still find a day when you can visit this beach.
As regards the opening hours, people are allowed in within the hours of 8 am and 10 pm.
Landmark Beach [LnB]
Landmark Beach is another relatively new beach in Lagos.
You can find LnB at “Landmark Leisure Beach, Landmark Village, Watercorporation Road, VI, Lagos”.
Many people claim LnB to be the best beach in the whole of Lagos; I won’t say the same, but at the same time, I won’t speak against that claim.
One thing I can say is, “I strongly doubt you won’t be impressed, at least based on the Nigerian beach standard.”.
Landmark is home to a lot of fun activities.
Of all the beaches in Lagos, it has the highest number of activities.
You’ll find fun activities and facilities like — beach paintball, an AstroTurf pitch, kid’s play areas, beach soccer, water sports [paddleboard ride, jet ski ride, etc], basketball, quad bikes, volleyball, mini golf, and so on.
Some of these activities and facilities are free while some are paid.
To get into LnB,
You can either get in as a non-member [with a non-membership package] or as a member [with a membership package].
The difference between the two is that, getting in as a member comes with some special privileges.
A membership package is what I’ll recommend if you’ll be visiting Landmark more than 25 times per year.
As regards the cost of a membership package, there’s a lot of details in it, and to avoid overwhelming this content with these details, consider finding them under another content we wrote about Landmark.
The non-membership entry costs N2,000 per person, per day. This price may be subject to change on special days.
For those who wonder whether there are parking spaces available, the answer is yes. And of course, parking a car attracts a parking fee.
As regards the opening days, LnB is a place you should feel free to visit on any day of a year.
Under normal circumstances,
The beach is people on all the 365 [or 366] days of a year.
But as for opening hours, people are only allowed in, between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm.
I’ve heard rumors that the management plans turning the place into a 24-hours-a-day beach, but I’m yet to get any authoritative confirmation about this.
Oniru Beach [OnB]
Oniru Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Lagos.
You may have already been there.
This beach is located at “1 Ligali Ayorinde Street, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos”.
And if you can ignore the bad sides of the beach, you should have a great time there.
For those who know of a Royal family called Oniru, “Yes”, this family is truly the owner of the place.
Oniru Beach is home to a number of activities like — Ferris wheel ride, quad bike ride, horse ride, and swimming.
Enjoying the Ferris wheel ride, the quad bike ride, and the horse ride, all require paying.
But as you’ll expect, swimming is free.
If you don’t have a lot of money and won’t be okay with just swimming, you can consider the Ferris wheel ride and the horse ride as these activities are quite cheap.
The cost of getting into OnB is dependent on age.
For babies, there is no cost; for kids, N1,000 is the fee; and for adults, N1,000 is what’s needed.
These prices are further what apply on Saturdays, Sundays, and other special days.
For those coming in a car, expect to pay a parking fee.
The parking fee per car is N200; however, there are times when the fee collectors become greedy and collect as much as N500.
Just like the likes of Elegushi, Oniru is a beach that’s open on all the days of a year.
It is further one of those beaches that are open 24 hours daily; this means that you can pass the night here.
I must mention that OnB has this strict policy that prevents people from coming in between 12 midnight till daybreak.
In other words,
If you’ll like to pass the night here, you must be on the premises before 12 midnight.
Moist Beach Club [MBC]
Moist Beach Club is a small beach within Oniru Beach.
But as the name implies, MBC isn’t just a beach, rather, it is a place that’s a beach during the day but a club at night.
And in terms of club standard, MBC is one of the best clubs in Lagos; the fact that important foreign personalities like Jack Dorsey have checked it out, is proof that this place is as great as people claim it to be.
As regards the beach activities of Moist, swimming is the only beach activity available. So, you should only consider the beach aspect of MBC when you need just some peace and tranquillity; if you instead come to MBC like you’re visiting Landmark or Oniru, you may end up very disappointed.
Because Moist Beach Club is located within the bigger Oniru Beach, you’ll have to pay the entrance fee visitors of Oniru Beach have to pay, even though MBC is where you actually intend going.
So the entrance fee can be said to be N1,000.
A parking space will cost you N200, just like regular visitors to Oniru.
And if you wonder whether Moist further charges it’s own entrance fee, the answer is “No”.
Moist Beach Club has its doors open on all the 365 days of the year, except on special occasions.
But as for the opening hours, below are the details —
|11:00 am — Dawn of the next day
|11:00 am — 11:00 pm
|11:00 am — 11:00 pm
|11:00 am — 01:00 am
|11:00 am — 01:00 am
|11:00 am — Dawn of the next day
|11:00 am — Dawn of the next day
Santa Cruz Beach [SCB]
Santa Cruz Beach is an unpopular private beach in Lagos.
And having been to the place a good number of times, I can confidently recommend it.
The place isn’t excellent, but if you can overlook its few cons, you should have a great time there.
I may recommend it before some other beaches in this content, as the management of SCB seems to be more interested in its visitors, compared to other beaches.
The activities readily available at Santa Cruz Beach are horse riding and swimming.
Horse riding of course requires paying.
But with just N300 being the cost per ride, I don’t think paying should be a problem for most people.
As for swimming,
It of course doesn’t require paying a dime.
The entrance fee for getting into SCB is N0 for babies; for kids, this fee is N500; and for adults N1,000 is what’s needed.
I should add that,
The entrance fee doesn’t change on special days, so expect N0, N500, and N1,000 to remain the respective fees for babies, kids, and adults.
Under normal circumstance,
You can walk into SCB on any of the 365 [or 366] days of a year.
And as regards opening hours, I’m sure the place gets opened between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm.
At the moment,
I can’t accurately state if SCB is also open at hours outside 8 am and 10 pm.
The beaches mentioned above are those I’ve personally visited and seen that they’re worthwhile visiting.
In other words,
It’s possible that there may be some other beaches worthwhile of being mentioned in this content.
But until I visit these other beaches and confirm their impressiveness myself, I’ll restrict my recommendation to those in this article.