Praia Dona Ana
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,251 contributions
Apr 2021
A really nice beach which can be reached on foot from Lagos city center, it took me around 30 minutes. It was not that far. This beach has been chosen as one of the most beautiful beaches of the world but my friend who is a local told me that 2 years ago they made the beach wider by putting more sand where the sea was (probably to accomodate more people) and therefore a lot of its natural beauty was taken away. For this, I found the Camilo beach more beautiful. Also be careful, the beach was so full of shells it hurt to walk on the sand. Better bring flipflops! There are many rock formations which you can explore on the sand to the right side when you are facing the sea. Kinda discovering new small beaches.
Written May 1, 2021
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Eline Gleditsch S
3 contributions
Aug 2022
Its a nice beach, with scenic cliffs around. Unfortunately it is not very big and very popular so it was a bit crowdy. Nice kiosk at the bus stop, but the cafe/restaurant on the beach was expensive and not the best experience (staff friendly though).
Written August 17, 2022
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO828 contributions
Mar 2022
Admittedly we stopped here but did not go down to this particular beach. It’s a great beach though. Very large and lots of space to move around. With cliffs all around (as is the norm in this area), the views are wonderful. It’s a close to the center of town so very accessible but is busier than the more secluded and smaller beach options farther south.
Written April 28, 2022
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Zahra Ebrahim
Karachi, Pakistan36 contributions
Jun 2021
The beach and the views are simply gorgeous. By far one of the best beaches i've been to. The water was chilly despite being june. The little restaurant on the beach is perfect to grab a drink while soaking in the sun. To the right side (whilst facing the water) are gorgeous rock formations waiting to be explored.
Written June 6, 2021
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crickett_12
Redding, CA53 contributions
Apr 2022
This beach was our "front yard" during our stay in Lagos. It is easy to walk down to and there is a place at the bottom that sells food. I have knee issues, but I had no trouble walking to the bottom and getting to the top if I took my time going up the steps. The flora is beautiful and there were great spots to take different photos. A few people meditating and running in the early morning. Loved it!
Written April 17, 2022
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Kristie P
West Jordan, UT38 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Beautiful beach with waves one day and calm the next- amazing how much the difference in weather can change this beach. The first day the waves were high and our excursion with kayaks was canceled. The next day it was calm and it looked like a completely different beach.
Written October 13, 2022
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krys_k
London, UK656 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Came many times. Was in October and November so was quiet. At times felt like it was a private beech. Sand quite course but wonderful all the same. Looking out at the rock outcrops could have been on Scaramanga’s island bolthole (for non James Bond fans, mean Krabi, Thailand). Rustic restaurant in the far corner serving very simple food and cold beers.
Written November 18, 2020
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Simone S
Seville, Spain763 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Dona Ana is a superb beach close to Lagos. The water is always very clean and transparent, the sand is great and full of interesting shells, and the atmosphere is quiet. It's perfect for families, as well as for young people willing to have a go with surfboards and other aquatic sports!
Written August 5, 2020
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Fernando G Cardoso
12 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Beach is absolutely amazing. Clear water. Average size, therefore it may be over crowded sometimes.
Luckily the weather wasn't that good (sunny but interrupted by clouds most of the time), so Icould be there peacefully.
The scenery, well, absolutely divine. But i found the water a bit colder than usual. Maybe because the weather wasn't that pleased.
Written September 1, 2021
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Lee Grint
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK389 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Beautiful beach to visit while in Lagos - excellent photo spot too. On weekends it can be a little busy, but there is always space. Small cafe, restaurants and shop nearby too. For me this is the best beach in Lagos.
Written November 3, 2021
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