There is a beautiful beach in Lagos, Nigeria. 30 minutes outside of the city limits, reachable by speed boat, this exquisite place is a sight for sore eyes. True, Lagos proper can be daunting, but when you land on this bucolic, ocean-lapped stretch of sand, all the troubles of the city melt away. Populated mostly by Ghanaian fishermen and their families, one notices instantly upon disembarking here that the usual frenzied Naija-style pace is lost on the peaceful, humble denizens from Ghana who have made this little paradise their adopted home.
I can't say enough about Agaja Beach in Lagos, Nigeria. Mainly because I've visited exquisite beaches from Mallorca, Spain to Todos Santos, Mexico and this virtually unknown seaside beauty on the West African coast is the most stunning of all. It has captured my heart in such a way that I dream of buying a plot here and building my own little cabana to join the other (remarkably) few already built. This place is truly a heaven on earth.