The sound of her roaring waves is amazing, the cool breeze that emanates from the water is soothing the soul. There are selected places in this world that can hardly be described with words, Ibeno Beach is one of them.
There are selected places in this world that can hardly be described with words, Ibeno Beach is one of them. Occupying an endless coastal area of over 1,200 sq. km, at the south end of Akwa Ibom State in Ibeno local government area, lies Ibeno Beach. Ibeno Beach stretches from Okposo I at the eastern flank, bordering Mbo local government area and Bakassi Peninsula to Atabrikang village on its Western flank. In the south, the beach is enclosed by the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, Ibeno Beach also shares a border with Eket, Esit Eket, Onna and Eastern Obolo local government areas.
And with its 30 kilometres stretch from Ibeno to James Town along the ancient Atlantic coastline of Akwa Ibom State, Ibeno Beach is said to be the longest beach in West Africa. According to history, the area which the beach is located was first occupied around 1200-1500 BC by Ibeno indigenes and it has been so since then. However, the sweetness of Ibeno Beach is ageless and the endless white sand dunes that extend as far as the eyes can see is not only evergreen, it has been stable over the years without receding with the tide. The sound of her roaring waves is amazing, the cool breeze that emanates from the water is soothing the soul. An ample view of the Gulf of Guinea is visible and over that visibility, the scattered gas that flares from ExxonMobil offshore oil platforms paints an image of flaming tongues of fire on the sea. And above them all, is a sky with magnificent blueness
Added to these aesthetic values are facilities such as beach volleyball, water sporting, beach soccer and general boating. All these put together simply make Ibeno Beach not only a blissful destination for tourists but also a peaceful haven for lovers of life.