Affordable beach towns in Nigeria

Affordable beach towns in Nigeria

While Nigeria is not particularly known for its coastlines, it is blessed with an abundance of beautiful sea shores. There are breathtaking stretches of golden sand around the country to be enjoyed at any time of the year – although June to August can be a little wet.

So, whether you are looking for a serene environment for a solo stroll, a place for a beach party or a wedding, an all-rounder to please the whole family,or just a cool spot to lay your towel, you will find it here.

  • Elegushi beach in Lagos state

If  you like your beach trips to come with a little adventure, a spot of culture and plenty of partying, this is the place to be. Positioned around the Ikate area of Lekki, Lagos, Elegushi Beach is possibly the most popular beach on the peninsula. There are horses for rent and some kiddie attractions. Best to bring your own picnic. you can often cycle here – long stretch of beach, meeting nice locals, stopping by for cool drinks along the way. its a great place to get out from the hectic city life.

Elegushi Beach is a private beach located at Lekki, Lagos state, South west of Nigeria. The beach is owned by the Elegushi royal family in Lekki, Lagos state.
 Hotels closest – Ken kol apartments and suites, Wendo court apartments, Extended stay grand hotels, Number 95 suites among others.

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Thursday Open 24 hours
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Sunday Open 24 hours
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Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Open 24 hours
phone: 0812 398 8070
  • Ndibe  and Unwana Sand Beach, Ebonyi State

An ideal centre for relaxation,  Ndibe  and Unwana  beach are  located in Ndibe and Unwana towns respectively at Afikpo North LGA. They are an extensive scenic golden sand beaches along Cross River basin. They are ideal centres for relaxation, sunbathing, swimming, sport fishing, canoe-racing, and yachting.

These golden sand beaches are one of the top attractions in Ebonyi State. They are usually a beehive of activities at weekends and public holidays as fun seekers gather there for parties and other social events. Both are ideal for relaxation, sport fishing, swimming, sun bathing, yatchting and canoe racing.

Ndibe beach is accessed from Abakaliki through Amuro/Mgbom roundabout in Afikpo. Other beaches in Ebonyi State are Ozi zza and Kpoghiri Kpo Beach all in Afikpo-North LGA.

In Ndibe beach,  you have got one of the most well-rounded escapist beach spots in the country.

Open Hours – they can be accessed anytime of the day.
Hotels closest – The focus hotel and Resort, Ikemba guest house, Ndibe beach hotels and Resort, mike dories hotels among others.
  • Patigi Beach, kwara state

Patigi Beach is located in Patigi town along the banks of the Niger River. The town is the headquarters of Patigi Local Government and the Patigi Emirate. It is inhabited by the Nupe people. Its appeal lies in the drama of its landscape and activities that you can engage in while on the beach.  Fishermen and fishing enthusiasts also love this place, as flathead, bream, whiting and many other popular species are just a bait away.

Open hours – it is always open to visitors

 Hotels closest  -Royalton palace hotel, Sity inn, the grace lodge and resort, convenant suites among others.


  • Calabar beach, River state

This is one of the coolest sea shores in Nigeria. Located in Calabar – one of the most popular tourist cities in the country – the beach is a large, family-friendly area for a great day out either alone or with the kids (with plenty of meals on sale too), and those wanting to take a stroll along the stretch of footpath will also get the chance to enjoy a measure of serenity.

Calabar Beach is flanked by a swamp and can only be reached by boat or canoe that ensures a mystical adventure on the water as anybody else at the beach will also be stranded. There are fewer tourists at this uninhabited beach and the only sign of habitation is a solitary fisherman’s hut.

The beach is virtually isolated and lends visitors the luxury of privacy Not just for water sports enthusiasts, these tourism developments of caves, tunnels and waterfalls attracts even the most dedicated couch potato to the active lifestyle.

open hours– during day time

hotel closest – Marian hotels limited, Hotel 45, hotel lilys home calabar, Tinapa lakeside hotel among others.


  • Asaba beach, delta state

Delta state has its fair share of beaches, but the Asaba beach is one of its best; thanks to the wonderful scenery. The setting is fascinating as you are surrounded by coconut and palm trees, creeks, rock formations and clean beach sand. It is the perfect place to relax on a picnic, go surfing, play volleyball, sunbath or enjoy a beautiful sunset at the beach while gorging on local grilled fish in the evening. Delta State is rich not only with oil, but with  historical monuments, festivals, dances, beautiful resorts and beaches.
From Asaba, head Northeast on Ogbeke Road, turns slightly right into Ogbe Ilo Street, turn right into Nnebisi Road, make a U-Turn at Ezenei Avenue, then turn right. That’s where you see it!
Sparkling sand, palm trees swaying over a white beach, lush tropical plants, and endless sunshine makes Asaba Beach one of Delta State most scenic beaches. This beach doesn’t lack in beauty or scenery and also offers plenty of activities. Gear up for a friendly game of beach volleyball or unpack your picnic and bring some supplies for the on-site grills.
The majestic River Niger, one of the most famous rivers in Africa, washes the shores of the capital city, Asaba.
Further downstream, it breaks into the dozens of creeks through which it empties itself into the Atlantic. During the dry season, the golden sandbanks of the Niger are a sight to behold and ideal for relaxation. Take a tour with a naturalist and explore all that this nature hotbed has to offer.

Open hours – you are welcome anytime

hotels closest – posh hotels, swiss spirit hotel & suites mardezok, best western plus Elomaz hotel, La diva hotels and events center and many more


  • Finima Beach, Rivers state

Set in the small town of Finima in Bonny Island,  long stretches of beaches bid you welcome during Christmas and Easter festive periods and anytime within the year stemming from the Atlantic Ocean . There is also the Finima Nature Pond developed by Nigeria NNG so as to preserve the mangrove swamp and natural wildlife in the area. Anyone can visit the park or the beaches for fun and excitement purposes, and several other people even hold social events and engagements on the long. There is all-day free parking that makes getting a decent spot without having to pay through the nose a viable option – if you arrive early enough, it is  possible to spend an entire day in the area as there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. The beach is mostly patronized by expatriates working in Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG)  and locals for picnic, relaxation and refreshment.

open hours – you are Always welcome anytime

hotel closest -Applause hotel,  novotel hotel and Resorts, Allans hotel, Trulli hotel  and many more.


  • Ibeno Beach, Akwa ibom state

This  beach is perfect for recreational activities as there are facilities for water sports. However the growing number of visitors recorded at this time of the year puts a damper on its charm as a quiet getaway.

Ibeno beach with a mind-blowing  of over 45km sand bank which transverses many riverine communities stretches to James Town on the Atlantic , it is a beautiful tourist site for lovers of fun and tourists to unwind.Situated in Ibeno  LGA, this beach with its alluring beauty and splashing waves welcome visitors throughout the year.The smell of the beach sand is crisp and from a distance, visitors can hear the sea gulls and the splashing waves. Nature makes it so.

At anytime of the day, the verdure around the beach, entertains the tourists and lovers with exotic sites, just as the friendly host community ascertains tourists of their safety during their stay.

Due to its serenity and security, the beach is rated high amongst the top soothing and clean beaches in the country. The beauty of this beach is that the sands of the beach itself have been stable over the years without receding with the tide of the water.

The beach resort is a sight to behold with white sand dunes that is unaffected by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It is both gentle and turbulent depending on the season of the year. At low tide, the waters can recede as far as 100 metres from the beach and can reach unimaginable elevation of 30 metres above sea level before it strikes the beach.

The beach, which can be accessed by air through Uyo, the Akwa-Ibom State capital and Calabar with Arik Air and Aero Contractors which operate daily flights to Uyo from Lagos and Abuja, offers a natural swimming pool, little heaven, memorable sunbathing, water sport and leisure activities.

But, a lover of water sport will always find the beach, which stretches to the James Town on the Atlantic, most inviting and engaging.

Open hours – you are most welcomed anytime

Hotels closest – bexco guest house, Sunrise hotel and resort, limit breakers hotel and suites.


  • SUNTAN BEACH – BADAGRY lagos state

it is covered with beautiful palm trees and huts for people to sit, eat and watch the ocean waves. The quietness is surreal and transports you to another world far away. Located in Badagry; Lagos, Suntan beach is a hidden jewel. you can enjoy a couple of horse, a marriage registry on ground, with a coconuts. do not go too deep into the beach.

Open hours – daytime because of the road

hotels closest –  you can stay at Whispering Palms Beach Resort hotel in badagry (a private beach) and enjoy both.


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