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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GOING ON A BEACH PICNIC TO TARKWA BAY LAGOS IN 2018.

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                WHY CHOOSE TARKWA BAY BEACH

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Tarkwa Bay beach is a small island located along the Atlantic coast. It is an artificial beach created during the construction of the Lagos Harbor. It’s one of the best public beaches in Lagos and it is assessable only with a cruise to the island. It is one of the popular and most talked about beach in Lagos.
It is located away from the busy and bustling Lagos making it quite relaxing and refreshing.
While cruising to the island on a boat, you get to see an amazing view of the newly developed city, Eko Atlantic city, an exploded exposed rid (which I feel is totally amazing) and into the open Atlantic Ocean.
For fun seekers who intend to explore and water sports enthusiast, this is one place I freely recommend because, unlike most public beaches in Lagos, tarkwa bay is one place you can actually swim in the ocean without fear of drowning. You also get to do a lot of water activities like surfing, jet skiing, water volleyball and the likes. it is an artificial beach and not directly connected to the Atlantic Ocean so there’s no fear of been washed off by the ocean.
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If you are fascinated by ships, a fun thing to do is to take a walk along the beach coast to view massive cargo ships or wait still several other smaller ones pass by.
Conclude your visit to Tarkwa bay with another boat trip back to Lagos Island and relish the view of Lagos. The expansive ocean and of course, the warm breeze from the ocean is quite soothing. It’s the one place you get to have unlimited fun activities for a very affordable price.
For those who intend to visit Tarkwa Bay, here are tips that will help you have an unforgettable trip.

HOW TO GET TO TARKWA BAY BEACH?

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it is important to note that Tarkwa Bay is only accessible by boat and the cruise will take approximately 10 minutes. Water transport going to Tarkwa bay can be easily accessible at the bay of any of the Lagos island waters. You can either board a ferry or take a high-speed canoe or hire a boat.
We hired our boat adjacent to the bonny camp. It costs 1000 naira per person because we were a medium-sized group (17).  The speed canoe- boat could only take 10 people per ride. The ride lasted for about 10minutes. Our captain (Canada) was very fast. 1000 naira is a two-way ride; to and fro.
The most popular places to get a boat ride to Tarkwa Bay are Mekwe Jetty, Tarzan Marine and Marina.
How to get to Tarkwa Bay from Marina (CMS): Get on a speedboat that costs at least 1,500 naira per person and enjoy a 10 minutes ride to Tarkwa Bay Beach.
How to get to Tarkwa Bay from Tarzan Marine Services (Victoria Island): For easy access, the major landmark close to Tarkwa Bay is Lagos Oriental Hotel. From there you can board a speedboat to Tarkwa Bay Lagos. For convenience, you can also pay for your journey (to and fro). The cost should be about 2,000 naira.
How to get to Tarkwa Bay from Mekwe Jetty (close to Bonny Camp): Hire a speedboat for a ride that could last about 10 minutes.
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The cruise is totally secure and safety measures are always in place. If you’re hydrophobic, remember, more than 100 people go to tarkwa bay every week and no accident has been reported. Well, that’s what I told my friends who were scared to go on the boat.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT TARKWA BAY BEACH LAGOS?

I will advise you go to tarkwa bay beach as early as possible.  10/11 am will be best so you will get the value of your money. Time flies at tarkwa bay and the boat usually take people back by 6 pm. We had to beg them to wait till 6:30 pm.  We were stopped by the Marines because the boats weren’t meant to be on the water at that time.
The best days to visit are often during the weekdays because it’s going to be less crowded. During the festive periods and holidays, there is a higher probability it would be filled with a lot of people. Use your weather app when you choose a day to make sure it doesn’t rain. You should avoid visiting during the rainy seasons.
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HOW MUCH TO BUDGET FOR TARKWA BAY BEACH.

Apart from the boat fee to tarkwa bay beach which is about 1000-1500 naira, to enter into the beach, you’re required to pay Tarkwa Bay Entrance Fee which is just 200 naira.  You will also be required to pay for the space you plan to occupy, the chairs and tables. The tent is 300 naira, chairs cost 300 naira each and tables go for 100 naira each and it is completely negotiable.
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A total of about 2,000 naira is enough to cover your expenses at Tarkwa Bay.

FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT AT TARKWA BAY BEACH.

When planning your trip to tarkwa bay beach Lagos, it’s advisable you go with enough food, drinks, games and source of entertainment that will cover the whole trip. Take your speaker because you are playing your music yourself. Go with your food and drinks it will help you cut cost and save money, vendors at the beach are quite expensive.
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This part is very important so you won’t have a boring trip because unlike every other beach, you’re in charge of your entertainment and how your trip will turn out. Tarkwa bay doesn’t offer any form of entertainment like music, games, squat bikes and the likes. You have to buy anything you want or bring from home. The good news is there are people who sell board games and balls and some people come around and sing for you.
Foods and drinks are available for sale at the beach, chips with chicken, suya and barbeque. You can also get some fresh fish barbeque, all you have to do is to spot a fisherman returning from the Ocean, buy as many as you want, which will immediately be processed into a barbeque or you can ask the locals.
Tarkwa bay beach is a perfect place to relax and have fun. To have a splendid beach day at tarkwa bay, make sure you’re fully prepared. Go with your swimsuit because you have to get in the water, wear your swimsuit as part of your clothes, you can remove your clothes with only the swimsuit remaining. They also sell swimwears there but there are no changing rooms at the Bay. Do not forget your towels, sunscreen, floating pads and balls, these accessories will enhance and make your trip more enthralling.
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Ensure that you do not overpay for anything, Negotiate very well. Pack as light as possible so you do not risk losing your valuables. Pack only essentials, so you can have fun without worrying. It will also prevent theft because it is a public beach. There are thugs and urchins at Tarkwa Bay.
I wish you a Safe and fun-filled trip, just like mine. And if you’ve been to tarkwa bay beach, I would be really glad if you could drop some additional tips in the comment section.
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Babatunde Ogunsanwo

The most important tip when going to Tarkwa bay is not to go alone!
The fun is amplified when you are a bunch of 4 or 5, allowing for more fun and interactive games.
Nice piece dear.

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Ola

So helpful……tnks Mola

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Adedoyin

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Airmah

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Damilola O

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