Badagry is one part of Lagos that is rarely visited. Although, there are people residing in this part of Lagos. The journey to Badagry is very long (almost 4 hours). The fastest means of transportation is through bikes before the Lagos state government banned it. We saw that coming though, the bike men were quite rough. Also, it is quite unsafe to take a bike on an express road. I was curious to know Badagry so I went on a day trip. There are so many beaches in Badagry. So, a tricycle driver suggested that we visit Suntan Beach since it is very affordable. Here is all you need to know and fun things to do at Suntan beach on your visit to badagry Lagos.
Transportation to Suntan beach badagry Lagos
I started my trip to Badagry from Orile, Lagos. We left around to 12 pm so there was no bus available going to Badagry. So, we had to take another bus to Mile 2 bus stop. Our transportation fee per person to the Badagry roundabout was NGN700 per person at the park. Although some say it can be cheaper if we left home earlier. Anyways, the trip was a long and bumpy ride. The roads are so bad. Also, avoid wearing white on your trip because it will be off white at the time you get to badgry. If you have any respiratory issues or easily irritable by dust, please wear a nose mask.
The was quite fun too. The passengers on my bus were quite friendly. We made fun of a guy who bought a Bluetooth earpiece at the park without testing it. He didn’t have his mobile phone with him but he had faith it would work. Another passenger helped tests it with his mobile phone and alas it worked. We highlighted at badagry roundabout famished since we didn’t ear breakfast. Also, my mobile phone battery was already low because we had no light the previous day. We paid to charge our phone and fed ourselves with yam spiced with sugar and fried eggs. We then took a tricycle for NGN50 to Suntan beach.
Gate Fee and fun things to do
Suntan beach is close to the roadside so it is hard to miss. The gate fee for entry is NGN500 naira per adult. The beach is one of the cleanest natural beach I have ever seen. Also there are lovely coconut palm that gives a lovely and serene outlook. There are secluded beach but at the Suntan beach for use at no cost at all. May be because we came in quite late in the evening though. You can get barbecue beef, drinks and tropical coconut drink at the beach. Here are so fun activities you do at Suntan beach.
Horse riding is one of the major side attractions at Suntan beach. There were quite a number of horse riders to choose from. We took part in the horse riding with the aid of the owner of the horse. I can’t really ride a horse on my own so I let them guide us anyways. You don’t want to get thrown off the back of a horse. It’s a bad experience. We were charged NGN300 per person to ride the horse. Also, I ‘ll advise you not to take pictures while on the horses. We were charged extra fee for taking pictures with them. Funny right.
The beach is very beautiful so you take good pictures for Instagram or Facebook. Also, you can also do a pre-wedding, product shoot or birthday shoot at the beach. The beach wasn’t crowded like other beaches so there a lot of space to take good pictures.
Suntan beach water is neat and inviting. So, it is okay to swim and enjoy the waters of the beach. Although, I didn’t swim or should I say I can’t swim. So, I can’t say if the waters are too deep for learners. Either way, who wouldn’t at least want to dip themselves in neat beach water? My only reservation about the beach is the spiritual exercise that goes on there. It’s quite creepy though we started seeing white candles, fruits of all sort that were thrown into the beach at its bank. A white garment church is also beside the beach demarcated by a wooden wall. Overall, it was a fun day trip, we left the beach late at night at 7 pm I guess. So, if you’re visiting Badagry soonest, check at Suntan beach to have fun.
Suntan beach is just one of the beaches in Lagos state. You can also check out on my post other beaches you can visit in Lagos.