IBENO BEACH, AKWA IBOM.
When we hear about beautiful beaches in Nigeria that offer a panorama of the Atlantic Ocean, Lagos comes to mind. However, this particular tourist site is found in the South-South region of Nigeria.
Covering about 463sqm of coastal land is one of nature’s finest gift – Ibeno beach. The Ibeno beach is a beautiful sand beach, which stretches from Ibeno to James Town on the Atlantic coast, offering a great view of the ocean. The beach, situated in Ibeno LGA of Akwa Ibom state which is a little over 70km (this equates to nearly 1h 30m drive) from Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital. It is the longest sand beach in West Africa with a stretch of over 19 miles and there is the presence of Exxon Mobil around the area [Nigeriagalleria]. The beauty of this beach is that its sands have been stable over the years without receding with the tide. Ibeno beach is one of the cleanest sand beaches around here [The Ajala Bug] . The beach provides a great view of the Gulf of Guinea and the scattered gas flares from ExxonMobil offshore oil facilities offers a beautiful image of flaming tongues of fire on the sea at night [Nigeriagalleria]. Ibeno beach is a decent tourist attraction which is ideal for walks, swimming, horse riding, water sports, boating, beach soccer and lots more. Make sure you include a trip Ibeno on your travel list.
Image credit: The Ajala Bug and NigeriaGalleria
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