I spent my last Christmas in Lagos Nigeria, we visited Eleko beach on a family visit.
The trip was planned two months before Christmas, we had heard so many interesting stories of the beach.
The beach is located at Lekki, on the outskirts of Lagos Nigeria. We heard from family and friends that it is an interesting and lovely place to visit on a festive day.
It is one of the largest beaches in Nigeria, there are many activities and events like; dancing, swimming, musical performances by famous artists, bowling, horse riding, watching the tides of the water and boat riding.
There are also hotels where families and visitors can lodge, booking arrangements are usually made before that day. Caravans are also available for interested people.
My parents started making arrangements for the trip by buying things we needed for the trip like; snacks, food and drinks, and the hotel reservation was also made for the night.
Me and my siblings were so excited and anxiously looking forward to the trip to the beach. Finally, the day had come, the day we had waited for, for so long.
That day was a Sunday. After the church service known as mass, we wished people Merry Christmas, and gave them gifts on our way to our apartment, because it is a season of love.
We changed into our beach outfits, then we headed to the filling station to fill up our gas tank and we started our journey to the beach.
The traffic was intense, as families were on their way to the beach, there was groups and associations on buses, who were also on their way to the beach – because it was a festive period, we saw things like people dancing on the road, decorations, fireworks and there was Christmas songs heard from event centres and also social gatherings.
The atmosphere was really charged with various activities, because the majority of the people were Christians and it was almost the end of the year.
It took us about 50 minutes to arrive at the beach. Immediately after we arrived, we went to store our bags in the hotel rooms, which we had booked earlier and drove straight to the venue.
The beach venue was filled to the brim with a lot of people, both young and old were there. Popular artists were performing and people were chanting excitedly at their music.
Myself and my siblings chanted to one of our favourite songs, from one of my favourite artists, as he sang on stage. The title of the song was ‘Calm down by Rema’, my parents ensured we stayed together because of the crowd.
Shortly after the performance, we went horse riding. I remember that my dad rode with my younger siblings, who were scared of the size of the horses, though excited as they rode on them. There were so many activities and lots of things to do, that I couldn’t decide which to do.
I finally went to watch the beautiful sea tides, with people skiing and people on boat rides. The next activity we did was to pick sea shells. We also helped a sea turtle and a crab to get by the sea for safety.
Later our parents took us back to the hotel rooms, we changed into our night wears and passed the night.
I will recommend this experience I had to anyone who would want to go to the beach.
With all of these experiences I narrated, would you love to go to Eleko beach, Lagos, Nigeria?