The Tarkwa Bay Beach; worth visiting.
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.
Lagos Like No Other
Lagos) is a city along the South-West coast of Nigeria. The city is statistically the most populous in Nigeria and the the African continent. As one of the fastest growing cities in the world and a major financial centre in Africa; Lagos is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in Africa. One interesting fact is that the state has 16 LGAs and an estimated population of about 16Million (as at 2012) – perhaps just a coincidence, a rare stroke of luck or what do you think?
Areas of Interest in Lasgidi
1. Lagos Island
Lagos Island hosts a central business district that is largely characterised by high-rise buildings as well as many of the city’s largest wholesale marketplaces (Idumota and Balogun Markets for example). There is also the National Museum, Lagos Central Mosque, Glover Memorial Hall, Christ’s Church Cathedral (CMS) and the Oba’s Palace (Iga Idunganran). Another interesting part of Lagos Island is Marina which is situated near the idumota and Balogun markets. There are also quite a large number of banks. If you’re planning on visiting Lagos on tour, Lagos Island’s Tinubu Square is definitely worth visiting; it serves as a historic site since the Amalgamation Ceremony of the Northern and Southern protectorate to form Nigeria took place there in 1914.
2. Victoria Island
Victoria Island has some of the most expensive real estate properties in Lagos with many new luxury condos and apartments under development every day. Just like Ikoyi, Victoria Island occupies a major area in Lagos that boasts of several sizeable shopping districts. One of the most notable sights within the area is Bar Beach – an ever-busy beach that accurately mirrors the bustle of life in Lagos.
· The Tarkwa Bay: 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.
· Lounge Elegushi (Queen’s Park) Located within the premises of the Elegushi beach, this lounge is a place to have tremendous fun with friends, family or someone special. It also has an entertainment centre especially during children-themed holidays.
· Radisson Blu: An exquisite, luxury hotel in a dramatic environment along the coasts of the city. The Radisson Blu Hotel is a place to be if you’re looking for a place to unwind and rest with beautiful scenery. The hotel also spots a classy bar and restaurant that serves a variety of international dishes and drinks.
· Sheraton, Four Points: Rightfully donned one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Sheraton promises fun-filled relaxation for everyone. The hotel’s restaurant, bar and recreation centre are sure to make your stay worth every penny.
In addition to all these, parks like: the Muri Okunola Park and Freedom Park, for example also add glamour to the locale. If you are a fan of movies, a visit to the Filmhouse or Silverbird Galleria will do you much good.
In itself, a trip to the Victoria Island is in itself a thrill to experience, especially if you are going with company. Take a boat ride in the surrounding waters, take a look at the city on the shore, and simply enjoy the surrounding world. It will be a delightful experience.