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. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to consider in and around the area. Simply click on individual names for a detailed guide to that section of the coast.

Western Esplanade Beach

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.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Goodman Beach. A real beach paradise, this popular destination near the center of bustling Nassau is frequented by tourists and locals alike. It has become a favorite spot for joggers and food vendors, and the true Bahamas vibe is capped off by the reggae and calypso music you will hear all along the beach.

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 beaches in and around Nassau are provided right below.

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

If you want to learn about a wider variety of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you should think about other possibilities. Visit this page dedicated to even more attractions if you'd like to learn some more information.


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