Travel, Sightseeing, Explore nature
Lagos Lagoon is the largest of the 10 lagoons in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is about 50 km long and 3 - 13 km wide. With an average depth of 2-4 metres, the lagoon is somewhat shallow. However, at the entrance of the Commodore channel, the lagoon is about 10 metres deep and this is the deepest part of the lagoon.
The Lagos Lagoon has three segments: Epe Division, the Metropolitan end and the Lagos Harbour. Also, the lighthouse creek, the Badagry creek and the waterway that link Lagos to Porto- Novo, and Cotonou are situated on the western side of the lagoon. Ikorodu Local Port lies northeast of the lagoon and in the northern part of the lagoon, it is joined by the popular Five Cowries Creek.
Some parts of the lagoon provide an attractive sight to visitors and inhabitants of towns in the Lagos Island. However, it is constantly plagued with solid and liquid waste from factories and villages on its banks, this has led to pollution of the lagoon
Lagos Lagoon is surrounded by rural communities with poor road networks, thus, the lagoon is the major channel of transportation in these areas. Boats, canoes and barges ply the lagoon every day, transporting goods and people.
Besides being a site attraction and channel of transportation, the lagoon also plays a major role in the improvement of the economy of the communities surrounding it. It serves as a source of income for fishermen, Plastering Sand Companies, Sand Filling companies, and aquatic farmers. Also, the Lagos Lagoon links Lagos Island to other parts of Lagos State. It is constantly plied by boats
Lagos Lagoon has striking features which makes it quite a view for visitors and tourists. You can not miss the Lagos Lagoon on a visit to Lagos Island.
- Major water transportation channel for some towns in Lagos Island.
- Source of income for construction companies, fishermen and other businesses.
- Site Attraction for tourists and visitors of the Lagos Island
WHO CAN VISIT
Lagos Lagoon is open to tourists, visitors, business persons, and travellers of any country or race.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The Lagos lagoon is open 24/7 year long, except in special situations where the lagoon is closed to the public. However, the lagoon is sometimes hit by storms originating from the Atlantic ocean, it is best to visit the lagoon when there is clear weather.
This is a very safe location.