Attractions in Nassau

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Nassau is perhaps the busiest destination in the Bahamas, and there are so many attractions located within this town that it can be hard to keep them straight.  Forgetting the beaches, which are a given in the Bahamas, there are several museums which touch on the history and culture on the islands, a national park and several other natural sites for those who like to explore outdoors, and a casino for visitors who want to blow off a little steam and play the slots. 


Western Esplanade Beach

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on the beach names to get additional information about that particular location.

Western Esplanade Beach: The beach itself is what you picture when you think "beach in the Bahamas" - spectacularly white, powdery sand, clear blue-green water, and tropical trees to sit under for a little respite from the hot sun.

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A second option for beach-goers to consider is Montagu Bay Beach. Gorgeous emerald green waters that hide offshore reefs lap against the soft, bright white sands at Montagu Bay.

Junkanoo Beach: The beach is accessible by car, running right along West Bay Street in northern Nassau. You'll find it curving away from Arawak Cay.

Fortunately, you can find some other choices for beaches in and around the area. To visit our detailed guide to beaches, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Pirates of Nassau

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Pirates of Nassau. It is located within downtown Nassau. Learn what made Nassau a perfect pirate hangout during the early 1700's and gain a new perspective on the city.

Another popular destination is Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is located in downtown Nassau. As the main museum of the Bahamas Historical Society, this building maintains a large collection of artifacts and documents that span more than five hundred years of Bahamas history.

National Art Galley of The Bahamas: At the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, you will be able to see some of the greatest local works and some truly authentic, and contemporary art. You will also have the option to look around this gallery with or without a guide to help you.

The area offers a more extensive selection of interesting landmarks. To read our detailed guide to other sites worth seeing in this area, visit this page.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

Assuming you enjoy spending time outdoors will often enjoy visiting Ardastra Gardens. Despite its name, Ardastra Gardens is actually a full-fledged zoo and conservation area. Guests can explore the jungle habitats of many wild animals, and are even encouraged to bring quarters for the feed stations.

Another local attraction to consider visiting is Harrold & Wilson Ponds National Park. This National Park is the perfect spot for bird lovers vacationing on the Bahamas. Not only does the site feature a glorious abundance of bird life, but it also provides some outstanding educational offerings.

These are merely a few of your options. Click to check out our page about natural attractions in this area.


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