A DETAILED GUIDE TO VISITING LEKKI LEISURE, LAGOS
I’ve never been to a cleaner beach in Lagos.
If you’ve been following my blog posts or my YouTube channel, you’d notice that I’ve not been my usual lively self. In my last blog post, I kind of explained why that happened, so if you’ve not read that post, I think you should go and read it here right away. Anyway, a friend of mine took me to Lekki Leisure on Sunday so I could feel better.
I wanted to enjoy myself so I knew I was not going to vlog, but I was going to write a blog post about this Lagos treasure I just found.
I’ve been to beaches in Lagos, but I’ve ever been to one as clean as Lekki Leisure. Lagos beaches are known for being dirty which is why when I travelled to the Benin Republic and visited the beach, I was blown away. See the article here.
If you are looking for a clean beach with all the vibes, waves, and energy, Lekki Leisure is the place to go.
The Journey To Lekki Leisure
My friend drove me from my house to Lekki Leisure, but I understand that if you are going with public transportation, you have to get to Obalende or CMS and get on a bus that’s headed for Lekki Ajah. If you are driving, that’s easy. Enter Lekki Leisure into the map and follow the direction. If you are coming from the mainland, don’t forget that the Third Mainland bridge closes at noon. You should be willing to be on the Island before noon or you can decide to go from Carter Bridge or Eko Bridge.
The entry fee costs N2000 per person. The crowd that we met at the beach wasn’t expected at all. It was massive and you can’t blame Lagosians who have been indoors for a long time. I mean, Lagosians just wanna relass and be taken kiaroff and I’m sure they are happy to be outside this time. Tarkwa Bay was scanty when we visited in July. It’s September now and things are getting better.
Lekki Leisure is very clean and the good thing about this beach is the fact that you do not have to pay to use the Cabana there, it’s free. I remember that at Tarkwa Bay, we had to pay N3000 to use the Cabana.
Food and Drinks
You don’t need to come with your own food except you are on a very tight budget. If you are on a tight budget, you can even eat at home as there is always rice at home. I believe food at Lekki Leisure is quite affordable though. I had small chops, chips, and chicken. My friend has suya, chicken, and chips. Lekki Leisure has any kind of food or drinks you want. There are alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. If you are a fan of shisha, your vendors are at Lekki Leisure too.
What To Wear To The Beach
Be comfortable and if you want to enjoy the water, make sure you wear footwear that allows you to. Footwear that you don’t have to tie and untie every time. I wore sneakers and if you read my last blog post on Tarkwa Bay, you’d know why. Read here. I was scared of my phone falling into the beach and drowning so I didn’t even want to go near the water in the first place.
You can wear a beach outfit, but the most important thing to note as regards choosing an outfit for the beach is choosing a comfortable outfit because there are a lot of people at Lekki Leisure. So, if you are shy or have issues with the crowd, wear something that you’d be proud of.
What I Think About Lekki Leisure
I love the beach; I love it so much. I’ve always enjoyed going to the beach and I thought things would change as an adult, but it hasn’t. I’ve been to a lot of beaches in Lagos, Nigeria, and even one in Akwa-Ibom. Lekki Leisure is worth the hype. Nothing makes me happier than a beach that is clean and affordable.
If you are looking to unwind, relax, and think about your life and your issues, Lekki Leisure is the place for you. I think it has the kind of vibes I need in my life right now.
What You Need To Know Before You Visit Lekki Leisure
- The beach opens by 11 AM and closes by 7 PM, but if you really want to enjoy the whole day at the beach, go early.
- You won’t be allowed to enter without your nose mask. It’s better you forget yourself than forgetting your nose mask.
- Bring enough cash. There are so many things to buy at Lekki Leisure so it’s important that you come to the beach prepared.
- Wear comfortable clothes: I have stressed this and I’m saying it again. You need to wear clothes that you are comfortable in. I don’t want to know if you are wearing an iro and buba. If you feel comfortable with it, that’s fine.
- The waves are strong, especially in the evening. I won’t advise anyone to swim, but if you really want to swim, I think you should come with the appropriate outfit.
- Don’t visit when it’s raining: We got lucky; it didn’t rain on Sunday. It’s currently rainy season in Lagos, Nigeria and you know how insane the weather can get. Everything is fine and good now and in the next minute, it is raining crazily. Make sure you visit when the weather is sane if not, you’d be wasting your time and money.
- If you want to save cost, bring your own food. I think their food is quite affordable though.
I’d give Lekki Leisure 9/10. It is such a beautiful and clean beach (notice how I’ve been stressing on clean). Have you been to Lekki Leisure? What do you think about it?