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 should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should consider going off the beaten path to Rose Island West End Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of New Providence. It's located near Dolphin Encounter, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is among the attractions in the region.

Historical attractions like Fort Montagu offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Rose Island West End Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about The Bahamas' past, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shore will be found four and a half miles from this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Rose Island West End Beach is very close to Paradise Island, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Paradise Island, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is located in a fairly popular vacation destination, it typically isn't that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For visitors looking to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Rose Island West End Beach.

Accommodations near Rose Island West End Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive 4.0 mi. W Resort
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
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
Atlantis Beach Tower 5.1 mi. W Resort
Orchard Garden Hotel 5.1 mi. WSW Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Columbus Tavern is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and European menu items. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on New Providence will have lots of options besides Rose Island West End Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Honeymoon Cove Beach, another area that provides sufficient time for relaxation. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Leeward East Beach is just right. You'll find it five miles to the south-southwest.

Travelers may also want to consider Arawak Beach, located not a great distance away, so a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and dropping by Rose Island West End Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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