Rose Island West End Beach

This quiet beach is almost always secluded so visitors have the opportunity to spend their day in the soft, stark white sand, aquamarine waters without interruption.

Situated on the eastern side of Paradise Island, 6.7 miles east of downtown Nassau, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Bahamas. While Rose Island West End Beach may be a little more trouble to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Rose Island West End Beach grants a calm and relaxing enclave, in part because the location that surrounds the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of New Providence; it's located near attractions like Dolphin Encounter, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

History-focused attractions such as Fort Montagu are a nice compliment to the scenery of Rose Island West End Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shore is four and a half miles from this site of historical significance.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rose Island West End Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Dolphin Encounter Dolphin Encounter Service 2.1 WNW New Providence
Paradise Island Golf Course Golf Course 4.0 W New Providence
Fort Montagu Historical Site 4.5 W New Providence
Cloisters Historical Site 4.7 W New Providence
Doongalik Art Gallery 5.3 W New Providence

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Paradise Island, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. Rose Island West End Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers looking to find a place to stay near the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the area. You can find the closest booking options by perusing those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Rose Island West End Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Harbour Club & Marina 4.4 mi. W Resort
Paradise Island Beach Club 4.5 mi. W Hotel
Club Land'or Resort 4.5 mi. W Hotel
One & Only Ocean Club 4.7 mi. W Resort
Orchard Garden Hotel 4.8 mi. WSW Hotel
Red Carpet Inn Nassau 4.9 mi. W Hotel
Best Western Bay View Suites 5.0 mi. W Hotel
Riu Palace Paradise Island 5.1 mi. W Hotel
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas 5.1 mi. W Hotel
Atlantis Beach Tower 5.1 mi. W Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Columbus Tavern. This restaurant has both Caribbean and European menu items. They're also renowned for their seafood.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Rose Island West End Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Columbus Tavern (242) 363-2533 Caribbean, European Informal 4.5 mi. W
East Villa Restaurant and Lounge (242) 393-3377 Chinese Informal -- --
Montagu Gardens (242) 394-6347 French Informal 4.8 mi. W
Viola's Bar and Grill (242) 363-3739 International Very Casual 4.9 mi. W
Starbucks Harbour Bay (242) 394-3002 American Very Casual 5.0 mi. W

Other Beaches

Rose Island West End Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on New Providence.

You might also enjoy Honeymoon Cove Beach, another place which provides ample peace and tranquility. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Leeward East Beach offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's found five miles to the south-southwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Arawak Beach, located reasonably close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but Rose Island West End Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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