Badagry Coconut Beach
Just west of Lagos is the town of Badagry which features the Coconut Beach, appropriately named for the coconut trees that surround the beach. This tropical beach is located in the coastal town of Badagry, West of Lagos. Holiday resorts are nearby for refreshments while visiting the beach. Tropical sun can be enjoyed in the ambiance of the environment at Coconut Beach. The beach is attractively set in an area surrounded by beautiful coconut trees.
It starts with a sun-soaked beach with a Caribbean character. The ocean rages and roils. Waves race and rise against the pebbled sands of the beach. Tall coconut trees formed a bewitching backdrop. The sun, a coppery ball, sink on the edge of the horizon where water and sky meet; a colorful contrast. This beach is known as being similar to the Bar Beach since it gets the name from a feature that is on its border.
The Coconut Lake borders the beach and is known for the many different restaurants that are along the area. Entertainment is available many times of the week and features different shows including music and jamborees. About 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, Coconut Beach is accessible through the ever busy Lagos-Badagry expressway.
Badagry’s coastal towns offer a refreshing retreat from Lagos’ untamed chaos of man and machine. Mowo or Magbon, Ajido or Aradagun–anywhere along the Badagry axis, away from the polluted civilisation of the suburbia.
Lagos environs has over ten beaches all with pretty much the same features – white sand, palm trees and the rough unforgiving waves of the Bight of Benin. The beaches are relatively quiet most weekdays and weekends, considering the size of the city.
However, all the beaches are besieged on public holidays, when Lagos residents suddenly seem to remember they have a beach on their doorsteps! Peaceful solitude, fresh air, homes (hut or hovel) surrounded by palms and Palmettos, ferns. The environment portrays an idyll defined by rural nature and nostalgia, a place where you can walk barefooted on beach-white sand.
An ideal place for holiday makers in Lagos to relax and unwind. The big idea of going to Badagry is the beach.