Tarkwa Bay Lagos Beach

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Tarkwa bay beach

The blissful Tarkwa bay beach is one of the best resorts in Lagos, it is located some kilometers offshore away from the ever busy Lagos Island. While cruising to the island on a boat, you will be treated to amazing views of popular spots in Lagos such as  the Radisson Blu hotel, the Lagos Yacht Club, the Lagos harbour and straight head on into the open ocean.

How to get to Tarkwa Bay:  Tarkwa bay Lagos is only accessible by boat and the ride will take about fifteen minutes.

Tarkwa bay has been in existence since the 1960s.

Tarkwa bay beach Lagos

Where is Tarkwa Bay Beach located?

  • Tarkwa Bay is one of the small island located along the Atlantic coast. It is an artificial island created during the construction of the Lagos Harbour.

When is the best time to visit Tarkwa Bay Beach Lagos?

Are you planning to treat yourself and friends to natures breathtaking beauty by spending time at Tarkwa Bay? The best period to visit is off peak season when the island is less likely to be crowded. Avoid festive seasons or holiday as there is higher probability it would be filled be people. You should also avaoid visiting during the rainy seasons between April and July.
Weekdays are more suitable for your visit to Tarkwa Bay as it is less likely to be crowded.

Tarkwa Bay Beach Gate Fee

  • Tarkwa Bay Entrance Fee is just 200 naira but you will be required to pay for the space you plan to occupy. The chairs cost 300 naira each, tables go for 100 naira each and the tent is 300 naira. Will you like to enjoy a fun day at Tarkwa Bay Beach Lagos? A total of about 1,000 naira is enough to cover your expenses at Tarkwa Bay.

How to get to Tarkwa Bay

Tarkwa Bay Lagos is an island, therefore the only means for access available is through water. For easy accessibility on how to get to Tarkwa Bay, board a ferry or high-speed boat at the bay of any Lagos Island waters.

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 atleast 1,500 naira per person and enjoy a 20 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 should cost about 2,000 naira. This ride should take about 25 minutes.
  • How to get to Tarkwa Bay from Mekwe Jetty (close to Bonny Camp on Lagos Island): Hire a speed boat for a ride that could last about 15 minutes.

Things to do at Tarkwa Bay

With a splendid beach to boost of, Tarkwa bay resort is a perfect place to relax and have fun. Treat yourself and entourage to a 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.

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 and several other smaller ones passing by. Also there are some rusty wrecked ships which are very good for photography. About 30 minutes walk from the beach is the 110-year old Lagos harbour lighthouse located at a nearby beach called Lighthouse beach.

Round up your visit to Tarkwa bay with another boat trip back to Lagos Island and relish the view of Lagos and expansive ocean.

Important Tips to Remember when Planning your Trip to Tarkwa Bay

  • Go with a waterproof beach bag.
  • Go prepared with your swimming suit on because the beach lacks a changing room facility or toilet.
  • You are better off going with your drinks even though these are sold on the beach.
  • Make sure you establish the price of anything and everything beforehand. It’s custom to haggle, so know that they may try to overcharge you.
  • Be prepared to rent beach chairs and covers, just try not to over pay.
  • Don’t forget other items such as towels, balls, floating pads etc.
  • Avoid sun burns and remember to go with a sunscreen.
  • Pack light as you will need to keep your personal items close to avoid theft.


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  2. Ajenifuja

    October 13, 2016 at 9:09 am

    who do i contact for a reservation for an excursion with pupils

  3. fatimah

    March 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Hello, please who do i contact for a reservation for an excursion with kids

    • Feyisayo

      March 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Hello, send an email to [email protected]
      Thank you.

    • Naija Nomads

      March 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      We are so excited to be organizing a trip here next weekend! Its a camping trip and our Nomads will be spending the night at the gorgeous cabins at the beach.

  4. olalekan

    April 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I like to visit and stay at the cabins for at least 2days, I want to know what is involved and the cost. Thank you

  5. David idowu

    August 3, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    My name idowu david from tarkwa bay beach reliable, trusted and famous for your beach reservation, hoteling and bar, beach chairs rentage beach party & campfire, birthday party and boat cruise and many more

    • Queen

      August 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Good afternoon..Do you have a number I can reach you on?

    • Stephen

      September 8, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      I would love to do business on the beach also,how do I meet you so as to know what is involved. Contact:08083783003

    • Segun

      December 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      I would love to have your number so i can call for few things

    • Prumhiss

      August 25, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Please I need to know the cost of hosting an event there

    • Doyin

      September 7, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      hey david please i need chairs and a table and tent for next week Saturday please let me know the cost and it will be nice if i can see pictures as well

    • Busola

      September 26, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Hi Idowu, I trust you are good.
      Please I’m planing an overnight trip (basically, party thing) with friends.

      Please can we talk over the phone or email?

    • Obinna

      November 28, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Hello Idowu… how I get to book a room on the beach and how much ?

    • Olabisi

      December 23, 2018 at 11:07 am

      Pls send me your contact

  6. Wizzeie

    October 19, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Hello. My girlfriend and I plan to visit Takwa Bay for at least two days after her exams. Please is this a great idea for relaxation and romantic time together for us? Can we also swim? What other activities are there? Very importantly, how about accommodation for at least two nights? Please what rates can we get? We don’t even plan to take our food and drinks along? Are we making a right decision? Thank you.

  7. Cool jay

    November 25, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Good afternoon my friends and I are planning to visit takwabay on 30th of December. Pls can anyone give details on how things is been run I mean the beach fee and the relaxation chair.
    I will be happy to hear soon from anyone.


  8. David idowu

    December 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    My name is idowu david from Takwabay beach trusted and reliable for your beach reservations, such as chairs renting, boat cruise, jet skill,beach bikes,swimming stuff,surfing school,beach campfire,birthday party, companies get together party,also if you want me to be your swimming instructor in your compound.You can gently contact [email protected] for more info.

    • Ohagwa uchenna

      December 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Please is there any sort of payment to be paid before the beach can be accessed or before entrance, if yes, ho much please ??
      please anyone could help me /reply via [email protected]

  9. Modupe

    April 1, 2018 at 10:32 am

    I’ll like to visit with my family,is there any phone no to call/contact

    • Feyisayo

      April 3, 2018 at 7:54 am

      please call +234 (0) 170 006 11

  10. Modupe

    April 1, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I’ll like to visit with my family,is there any phone no to call/contact

  11. Banke

    April 4, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Hi, apart from fish..do they sell food there? Can we go with out food?

  12. Olubunmi Ogunleye

    May 23, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Pls am planning bringing some secondary school students for an excursion, can I get a phone number or an e-mail to contact for further enquiries.

  13. Godwin Achinihu

    June 21, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Good evening pls how much can we pay from Jonny camp to tarkwa bay and is there entrance fee

  14. Sojikul

    June 29, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Its going to be me and my girl friend just next month but we don’t know how to swim

  15. titi

    July 3, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Pls can i get a phone number or an email address so as to make further enquiries

  16. Idowu david

    July 21, 2018 at 8:48 pm


  17. VICTOR

    October 31, 2018 at 12:16 pm


  18. Tolulope Bradley Oke

    November 10, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Hey there!,am TOLULOPE BRADLEY OKE,i live in tarkwa bay island and I oversee things generally on the beach,from the ticketing to lifeguarding and sanitation.l also have stands with chairs and tables under.if you also want to organize party or show you actually can count on me. But frankly speaking all those mentioned prices of stuffs are outdated. To be candid, if you find your way to tarkwa, entrance fee and and stands per person would cost you a thousand and two hundred naira. I could also organize boat for you….

    My cell number is 080 7381 4515

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