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 find a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that section of the coast.

Western Esplanade Beach: A tremendously popular beach mainly due to its close proximity to and easy access from Nassau's busy downtown, this has become a favorite stop for many spring breakers. With snack bars and restaurants close by, and reggae music booming from the speakers, this can be a fun place to hang out for a few hours, particularly if you're already in the area.

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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 right next to Western Esplanade Beach in the north of Nassau and is not as sprawling as some other nearby beaches you may find. Thus, it stays relatively quiet except for certain part of the year - Spring Break, for example.

Nassau and the surrounding areas have plenty of additional beach choices. Go to this extended discussion if you'd like to discover some more facts.

Landmark Attractions

Pirates of Nassau

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Pirates of Nassau. It is found 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. Exhibits at the museum feature collections of historic relics including a coat of arms, the islands' Declaration of Independence, stone slabs featuring petroglyphs, and scale models of historic ships.

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.

This area has some other interesting landmarks. Anyone needing to find out more concerning other sites worth visiting in Nassau by going to this page.

Natural Attractions

Ardastra Gardens

Tourists who like the open air will frequently have a pleasant time visiting Ardastra Gardens. <p>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.</p>

Harrold & Wilson Ponds National Park is a second attraction that's popular with visitors. <p>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.</p>

These are merely a few of the places worth checking out To find out more about natural attractions in Nassau, read this article.


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