Introducing Tarkwa Bay Beach
Lagos, the largest city in West Africa and the second-largest in Africa hosts a number of thrilling spots. Among those fun-spots, Tarkwa Bay stands tall. Of the 16 named beaches in Lagos, Tarkwa Bay rightly ranks in the top-five and holds the promise of an amazing beach-time. Tarkwa Bay is a sheltered beach located along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Victoria Island, a short distance from the 110-year old Lagos Harbour.
It’s a popular go-to spot for swimmers and water-sports enthusiasts and is home to a welcoming resident community. Most visitors love this beautiful island for its strategis location far away from the hustle and bustle of the Lagos life. Unlike most public beaches in Lagos, Tarkwa Bay Beach is rarely noisy or overcrowded thus making it a great place for some personal, family, or romantic getaway or a day out with friends.
What to expect at Tarkwa Bay
When you need an escape from the bustling atmosphere of the Lagos civilisation, Tarkwa Bay Beach is one of the best places to visit. It is one of the most quiet and serene beaches with a minimal number of music-blaring speakers. No matter what your definition of relaxation is; whether chilling under the beach tents, playing, swimming or surfing in the open water, laying in the sand with a friend or significant other, you sure won’t be disappointed.
Tarkwa Bay Beach has number of attractive promises, but food is not one of those as there are no food stalls around. You will have to come along with your own food packs and drinks, in case you are not a fan of fresh coconut juice. However, you may also buy snacks and drinks (gins and beverage) from the communal residents that sell along the beach.
3. Fun Activities
At the Bay, you can swim, surf, enjoy a game of beach volleyball or enjoy numerous other beach games with your friends and family. Also noteworthy is the fact that the beach has a very cheap entry fee (just #200), and a plethora of beautiful spots for photoshoots. Whatever reasons yours may be, Tarkwa Bay Beach sure is a thrill to visit.
Planning your visit
If you are already considering paying a visit to Tarkwa Bay Beach, then pay close attention to this. Depending on your intended purpose for visiting, there are certain times that are best for such.
1. Romantic getaway: If a romantic getaway is what you seek, then you certainly are looking forward to some degree of privacy. To this end, your best bet is to visit the beach on a weekday, reason being that the beach tends to be more populated on weekends.
2. Fun: If however like most visitors, you choose to visit for the fun, then the more the merrier. Visiting on a weekend is your best shot. Generally, the best season of the year to visit Tarkwa Bay Beach is during the dry season as the beach is only assessable by water and the water can be quite tempestuous during the rainy season. Besides, what could be weirder than being on the beach in the rain?
Whenever you plan to visit Tarkwa Bay Beach, be sure to go with a camera because you’re sure to see sights that are remarkably memorable. While cruising to the island on a boat, you’re sure to get an enjoyable view of some very nice places in Lagos like the Radisson Blu hotel, the Lagos Yacht Club, and the Lagos harbour.
Take a tour today, and you’d surely be grateful for it.