Lagos life is so demanding each day due to its endless traffic. ( a short trip within Lagos may take longer due to the unending traffic). However, there are so many recreational options to help you de-stress in Lagos. One of the best places to unwind and breath is the beach. Lagos has so many beaches due to it closeness to the Atlantic. You can read my post on top 5 beaches to add to your bucket list this year. Oniru Beach is part of this list of my top 5 beaches to know. It is a private beach owned by Oniru palace. Also, there is a beach club house (Moist beach club) you can visit for its rich sea foods and cuisines. Here are some things to know and do at Oniru private beach, Lagos.
How to get to Oniru Private beach
Oniru beach is located at 1, Ligali Ayorinde Street, close to Land mark, water corporation drive, V.I. From the mainland, you take BRT to Obalende bus stop, then a bus for 200 naira to water corporation drive.
Also, you can take a bus going to Lekki and stop at Oniru bus stop along with the sand fill bus stop, then take a bus for 100 naira to Oniru beach. However, from a sand fill bus stop, if you don’t mind a little walk, you can trek to the beach.
On my visit, my siblings and I chose to walk to the beach from Sand fill. It was quite interesting though because she were gisting and we saw some lovely places in the estate too.
How much is the gate fee?
Oniru beach is open to any one for 24 hours daily. The peak period is during weekends and holidays. So, you can visit at anytime of the day. Although, there is a curfew for 12:00am in which you can no longer access this beach until morning.
The gate fee for entry to the beach is 1000 naira per person. However, my younger sibling were given access for free on holiday. So, I unable to confirm if this applies every other day.
Fun things to do at Oniru beach
If you want to enjoy this beach, I would recommend you visit during weekdays. On weekends, the beach become so crowded. Also, the vendors at the beach make it so unappealing to explore it.
There are so many chairs or tents for rent- so compact and close to the water. It is almost impossible to enjoy a stroll on the bank of the beach. However, there more organized beach tents or cabanas available at this beach.
The tent cost from 10000naira to as high as 60000naira for VIP tent. One of the bars with great Cabana I would recommend is G12. They offer cabanas for as low as 15000 naira to 60000naira in their bar. Also, I love their customer service too.
However, if you’re on budget, you can visit the beach with your own mat, umbrella to have fun with your friends and family. I will be linking below where to shop beach mats and umbrellas. Aside the bars that offers drinks, there vendors that sell berbecue chicken, beef or drinks.
I would recommend you come with your food, snacks or drinks. The price for the berbecue beef & drinks are quite expensive though. My sister wanted to buy suya (berbecue beef) at the beach and lowest price is 500 naira. I couldn’t believe it, his reason was that it is beach suya. (I don’t get it)
There are so many fun activities you can do at Oniru beach. Here are some of the things you can do for fun.
1. Horse riding
Horse riding is one the fun activities you can do at Oniru beach. You can take pictures with horse for 500 naira and take a ride for 1000naira. Actually, I feel it is outrageous to charge people for taking pictures with horses.
I’d rather pay to ride the horse and take pictures while I am at it. I wish the horse owners at the beach will review their prices. Usually, the cost for horse riding in most beaches in Lagos is 500naira plus pictures e.g. Suntan beach.
2. Jet Skiing
I have always heard of jet skiing but I never knew it is activities can be done in Nigeria. Jet skiing is a form of water sport for recreation using a bike like machine called a jet ski. So, if you love to pump up your adrenaline, definitely try out Jet skiing at Oniru beach.
3. Boat Ride
Another fun thing do at Oniru beach is to enjoy a boat ride. There are vendors that offers fun boat rides for tourist at the beach. Boat ride is always fun. So, if you’re looking for fun things to at Oniru, opt for fun boat ride.
4. Joy ride amusement facilities
Oniru beach is also perfect for a family hangout. There are amusement facilities for children and for adults that are young at heart to enjoy.
However, the facility for Joy ride is not powered by electricity but run by young men who pull nice stunts while prepping the machine. The cost to have a ride is 500 naira per person.
Another fun thing to do at Oniru is to have a picnic with family or friends. You can do this by renting their chairs, cabanas or simply goat your beach mat and umbrellas.
Also, you can go with your foods and drinks to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. You can play games like Ludo or scrabble to engage yourself. To add more fun, go with your music player to entertain yourself at the beach.
The ambiance of Oniru beach is quite busy and crowded. However, you can take great pictures for content creation or a pre-wedding shoot at the beach.
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Beach bag (3000 naira)- Jumia
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