This is the main beach on Victoria Island, alongside Ahmadu Bello Way and one of the more popular beaches in Lagos State. Bar Beach is the main (inner city) beach and runs from the Institute of Oceanography in the west to the Eko Hotel in the east.
Bar Beach is named after the sand bars that characterized the coastline of Lagos, not because of the myriad of bars that run along the beach itself (a popular misconception!).
Lagos Bar Beach, the most accessible and most visited beach in Lagos especially during festive periods, has somewhat lost most of its attractions due to the massive concrete works being done along the coastline.
Being smack in the middle of the city, it attracts its fair share of squatters, druggies, “ladies of the night” with their “customers”, and fervent religious types, creating a heady blend of life forms, with the wealthiest walking along the poorest and no one batting an eyelid.
However, those who do not mind its artificiality will still find the environment soothing. Horse riding, swimming, beach football and picnic activities still go on at the beach and those who are prepared to go further down to Kuramo side will find it relatively calmer and private.
Leisure providers at the beach still set up beach seat which they rent out to visitor, though they are no longer as preponderant as they used to be.
Lagos bar beach has so many features and facilities which includes
Normally organized for single couples or groups and charged accordingly.
This also attracts a sum of two hundred naira (N200).
It is two hundred naira only (N200) for Adults paddling oneself and five hundred naira if you are to be paddled. For children, it is two hundred naira (N200).
This activity attracts a sum of two hundred naira (N200). Deposit of one thousand naira (N1000) is expected while renting a football and volleyball and a refund is made when returned.
- Kick Boxing: two thousand naira only (N2000) per session for an Adult and one thousand naira (N1000) for kids.
- Boxing: Same as Kick boxing.
- Wrestling: Same as kick boxing.
- Water Volleyball: Same as kick boxing.
This activity attracts five hundred naira (N500) per session for 10 arrows.
This activity attracts a sum of two hundred naira (N200)
This attracts a sum of two hundred naira (N200) for a game.
This sport attracts a sum of two thousand naira (N2000) for 10 minutes
Bar Beach is one of the numerous beaches in Lagos and still remains the most popular. If you would like to take a walk by the ocean-side while enjoying the cool breeze, Bar Beach is the place to be. The beach is sandy without any plants or coconut trees. Care should be taken though while at this beach as the waves are extremely strong.