Beaches in Nassau

Photo credit: © Jesper Jurcenoks

The capital city of Nassau covers quite a bit of area on New Providence Island which includes the busy shore front of Cable Beach, all along the north coast, around the eastern tip, and halfway across the southern shore.  Within this area, you'll find a lot of variation.  Most would advise you skip the southern beaches, which don't have much to recommend them, head to Cable Beach for the most on-site facilities, and find a spot along the northeast coast for something a little quieter. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll find an abundance of beaches to visit in and around the area. You can click on specific beach names for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Western Esplanade Beach

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.

Another place that beach-goers can consider is Goodman Beach. The spectacular aquamarine water make this a perfect place to cool off in the water and the fine white sand begs you yo put down a towel and work on your tan. From the shore, you'll be looking out onto Goodman Bay.

South Beach: Frequented almost exclusively by locals, this somewhat narrow beach is blessed with lots of natural shade from the the mangroves which line the coast here. The water is calm, clear and mostly shallow - perfect for casual swimming and wading.

The following chart enables you to get a few details regarding the beaches that you can find in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Nassau
Name Location Coast
Bonefish Pond Beach 4.8 mi. South West of Central Nassau South
Cable Beach 0.2 mi. West of Central Cable Beach North
Goodman Beach 1.8 mi. East of Central Cable Beach North
Junkanoo Beach 0.8 mi. West of Downtown Nassau North East
Leeward East Beach 4.8 mi. East of Central Nassau East
Long Point Nassau South East
Montagu Bay Beach Northeastern part of Nassau South
South Beach Nassau South East
South Yamacraw Hill Beach 4.1 mi. East of Central Nassau East
Western Esplanade Beach 0.5 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Nassau North East

Bear in mind that there are some other types of attractions. To visit our guide to other attractions, go to this page.


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