So let’s say you are a photographer who doesn’t have N50,000 to take your DSLR into La Campagne; doesn’t have the N5,000 entrance fee and won’t mind a little ‘sme sme’ at the beach, but you want the same shoreline as the La Campagne Resort, well, you have come to the right place.

Just after La Campagne Tropicana is a fishing port in an area called Folu. The beach here isn’t as clean as the La Campagne side (I mean it’s a fishing port which also means the likelihood of people defecating on the beach) but it has canoes. Lots of colourful canoes. The fishermen we met were friendly so hopefully, you won’t have any problems when visiting. We were able to get good cheap coconuts and shrimps too. Cheap fresh fish and shrimps is always a good reason to visit a fishing port.

This part of the beach might even be better for your photography and you will get to meet “real” people. Just don’t plan a group picnic at this part of the beach. Please don’t.

So if you’re looking for something different from the usual, then you should give this place a try.

Address: Go past La Campagne Tropicana, there should be a signboard on the road identifying Folu. The access road is at a junction where fish is being sold.

If you’re already inside the La Campagne resort, then it’s on the left hand side of the beach.

Folu Beach, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos Folu Beach, Ibeju-Lekki, LagosPortrait of man sitting on a canoe, Folu beach Fishing canoes, Folu Men walking on the beach, Folu Canoes on a beach in Folu Peeled coconuts Canoe and fishing nets on the beach, Folu