Things to do in Lagos: Eleko Beach

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Footprints in the sand at Eleko Beach

I’m a big fan of the ocean so it’s lucky that I live in Lagos as it has several beaches from which to choose.  Recently, I went to Eleko Beach.  It was my first time there which is strange for someone who has lived in Lagos all her life but better late than never, eh?

Eleko Beach is about an hour’s drive from the Admiralty Circle Toll which is the first toll plaza you come to when going to Lekki from Victoria Island.  A N500 fee is charged at the entrance to the beach which is less than what I was charged at Elegushi Beach.  Apart from that, Eleko Beach was a lot quieter than Elegushi Beach, Alpha Beach and Bar Beach, all of which I’ve been to recently.  Eleko Beach’s quietness might have been due to the fact that it is further along the express way than all those other beaches or it might have been due to the fact that I went there on a day that was not a public holiday.  Either way, I liked how quiet the beach was.

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Sinking your toes in the sand at Eleko Beach is more relaxing than at many other public beaches in Lagos

Although I took snacks and drinks to the beach with me, there were places you could buy them there.  As usual, there were no lifeguards on the beach so please be careful if you go into the water.  The waves on Lagos beaches are very powerful and can easily overpower even the strongest swimmer.

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Eleko Beach is the most quiet public beach I have been to in Lagos

Of all the beaches in Lagos I’ve been to recently, Eleko was my favourite.  It wasn’t as dirty as the others and was peaceful.  Make sure you put Eleko on your list of beaches to visit in Lagos.

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