Eleko Beach © B S
The best beach for Lagos-based visitors is Eleko Beach, located one hour away from Nigeria's frenetic economic heartland. It's clean and peaceful, with good waves and beach huts for hire, and is currently free of the traders and hawkers that can irritate visitors on beaches around Lagos Island
Eleko Beach is a welcome relief from the grime and congestion of the metropolis. To get there, head out east on Lekki Expressway for about 19 miles (30km) and turn right at the Total petrol service station.