I know it’s been a minute right? Well, I miss you guys too. So I’m finally hitting the publish button on this post even though this whole outing happened about 2 weeks ago. It’s never too late to publish a post even though it took me 24 hours to plan this whole outing with my friends, I’m glad we had a lot of fun.
Being my first time going to Tarkwa Bay, I was a bit nervous because I heard we would have to board a 15 minutes speedboat to the beach. They charged us #500 which was initially supposed to be about #300 but I guess they took advantage of the public holiday and fuel scarcity. The boat ride was such an amazing experience even though I thought I was going to die at first, but I got the hang of it after a while.
We boarded the boat and we were asked to pay an entrance fee of #200 which we did. Afterwards, we were approached by people renting out huts for #8000 naira because there were 8 of us. We considered it at first but after another thought, we realized we didn’t need the hut because we were by the beach the whole time.
I got a beach hat for #400. I’ve always wanted to get a straw beach hat lol. The beach was quite small compared to Elegushi and Jakande Lekki beach, you can read my review on Jakande Lekki beach here.
I liked the fact that it wasn’t overcrowded like the other beaches and the other end of the beach was actually neater than the entrance.
We got coconut juice which I think tasted awful but was good enough to take pictures.
I would advise that you bring your own food and drinks when going to Tarkwa Bay because there aren’t food vendors, lucky for us we took our drinks, snacks, and water. We spent about 2 hours plus at the beach and I must say we had loads of fun. The best part of my experience at Tarkwa Bay was the speedboat ride to and fro CMS.
How to get there – take an Uber /cab/Taxify to cms or Cathedral Church of Christ and simply crossover or use the pedestrian bridge to get to the bay.
The boat ride – cost 500 Naira to and fro making 1000 naira. It could actually cost less during weekdays or weekends.
You’ll have to pay an entrance fee of 200 naira
Take your own food/ drinks/snacks, mat, and water.
I would definitely recommend Tarkwa Bay to anyone most especially because of the boat ride. It was an amazing experience.
Have you been to Tarkwa Bay before? What was your experience like? Would you visit again? Let me know in the comment section below.