Landmark Beach Lagos
Visiting Lagos is incomplete without a visit to one of it’s many beaches. Landmark beach is a beautiful, serene and peaceful private beach with soft clean fine sand and palm trees. The Atlantic ocean waves are quite calm so it’s safe to wade it. Most importantly, because Landmark beach is a private beach, it was (thankfully) not overflowing with people. One advantage Landmark beach has is it’s location. Situated on Victoria Island, Landmark Beach prides itself as being “Lagos’s Premier In City Beach”. Tickets to get to the beach front cost an affordable N3000 per adult (under £5). As you go in, one of the first things you’ll see is the Havaianas shop on the broad walk to the left. Very handy if you didn’t bring flip-flops with you. A note of caution, Havaianas are premium flip-flops, they’ll cost you a bit.
There’s plenty to do on a the beach. There’s astro turf football, volley ball, paint ball, basket ball, mini golf, kids play area, beach football, quad biking, Laquatic Water Park etc. The broad walk is great for cycling and strolling. For the fit vibrant and youthful over 50’s like me, lounging on a cabana, taking pictures, eating and being merry is just perfect. One thing I like doing when I go to beaches is standing on the beach, looking out to the sea. I love looking at one of many wonders of the world – the sea, home to thousands of aquatic creatures.
Don’t fall victim to a food vendor….
There are many food vendors on the beach who have staff that walk around asking people if they want to order food. We got approached by a young girl with bum length coloured braids who wrote her number on the menu on the table in our cabana. We realised when the owner of the menu came after we’d placed an order with her, that she’d pulled a fast one on him. You snooze you lose. To be fair to the guy, he can’t be in multiple places at the same time.
Her food was just ok. It wasn’t a hit, which is probably why I didn’t remember to take any pictures. I would say to the discerning palette, avoid hits and misses by doing a Google search of the best beach food vendors before you go.
Landmark beach is situated in Landmark Village on Victoria Island. There you’ll find Shiro and Hard Rock Cafe restaurants. I’ve been to both restaurants (read review here) on separate visits to lagos. Both restaurants give you access to part of the beach at the back. The beach hosts some of the biggest concerts in lagos and is also available for private hire parties and events.
Landmark Beach – 3 & 4 Water Corporation Road, VI Lagos
Ebony Life Place
Media mogul Mo Abudu opened this multi billion Naira structure in 2019. I’d heard about it but never paid attention to what it was about. I was glad when my twin sister took us there to watch a movie because it’s a very classy place to watch a movie. Ebony Life Place is home to Ebony Life cinema, an upmarket cinema with 5 screens offering first class cinema experience. The reclining seats were plush and super comfy.
Ebony Life cinema reminds me of the Everyman cinema chain in London. The only difference is, Everyman cinema has boutique style plush sofa seating and, any food ordered can be served to you whilst you’re seated. For this reason, you get a complete plush movie watching experience.
Even though I didn’t go through the whole building, I was impressed by the bits I did see. I saw a building that is well planned and very well decorated with lots of African art on display.
Some would ask why go to a cinema in Lagos? The answer is, for a lagos cinema experience of course! I like watching movies at the cinema and, I’ve been to cinemas when on holiday in Canada and NY so why not when visiting Lagos? Besides, visiting Ebony Life Place makes for a very nice outing. My advice, if you’re going to visit a cinema in Lagos and you live outside Nigeria, get a complete Naija experience by watching a Nollywood movie, otherwise don’t bother. Hahahaha! Just kidding, watch any movie you like, they show worldwide new releases.
“EbonyLife Place is the premium location in Lagos for elegant restaurants, luxury cinema, and spaces for the most intimate and exclusive events. From our rooftop restaurant Turaka, to the private pool terrace at The Wrap, there’s a venue to suit every occasion. We have a full team of chefs, mixologists and waiting staff, ready to ensure that every occasion at EbonyLife Place is a memorable one.” – Ebony Life Place