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  Elegushi Beach is in Lekki, Lagos state, Nigeria. It’s a popular spot for people who love beaches. It’s owned by the Elegushi royal family and is considered one of the best beaches in Lagos. The beautiful Elegushi Beach is located near the Ikate Elegushi bus stop, just a short 2km drive from the Lekki/Epe Expressway. While it may not be the cleanest beach in Lagos, it remains incredibly popular among visitors.
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Elegushi Beach offers a delightful mix of music, delicious food, and stunning views of the water. It’s a must-visit destination for any tourist, with its inviting white sand beach and waves gently rolling onto the shore. Although the sea in Lagos may not boast the crystal-clear blue waters seen in movies or other holiday destinations around the world, it still provides an unforgettable ocean experience that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.


The beach is full of restaurants, shops, and more. You can bring your mat, food, drinks, and games to have fun. But, most places don’t allow you to bring outside food or drinks. You can only sit in their area if you buy from them. Some clubs have bouncers who stop people from bringing their stuff. In the morning, it’s quiet at the beach. People who know the beach well come early to relax, watch the sunrise, read, or jog. Families start coming later in the day. They do activities like flying kites and building sandcastles. In the evening, the beach gets busy. People set up tents for picnics, and others come to surf. You’ll hear lots of Nigerian music and see people riding horses. At night, it’s the busiest. Families with kids usually leave, and adults and young people take over.
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Around 40,000 people visit every week, with Sundays being the busiest day. The entrance fee is 2000 naira per person, but groups can get discounts. You can contact the beach on their official Instagram page.

Environmental Challenges and Mitigation

Despite being a great place to relax, Elegushi Beach has had some problems with keeping clean. On September 25, 2021, AXA Mansard employees helped clean up the beach with ‘Let’s Do It World.’ They wanted to make the ocean cleaner and help the environment. Also, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company, and Chi Limited worked together to clean up the beach on World Environment Day with the Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children (MEDIC). Elegushi Beach has dealt with different environmental issues over the years. There’s been a lot of waste like plastic bottles, glass bottles, rubber slippers, plastic bags, and food waste. To address these problems, people have worked together to clean up the beach. In 2018, Let’s Do It Campaign Nigeria and the Junior Chamber International (JCI) removed 107 pieces of waste. In 2023, during World Ocean Day, the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance organized another cleanup. They wanted to reduce plastic pollution and teach people about recycling to keep the environment clean.
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Final Thoughts

As one of the premier destinations in Lagos, Elegushi Beach continues to draw in thousands of visitors each week, providing a diverse array of activities and experiences for all ages. From serene mornings watching the sunrise to lively evenings filled with music and festivities, the beach offers something for everyone. With ongoing efforts to preserve its natural beauty and promote sustainability, Elegushi Beach remains a beloved landmark.
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This article was first published on 16th March 2024 and updated on March 18th, 2024 at 4:11 pm


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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