Beaches in Nassau

Photo Credit: © Hugh Millward

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 a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that particular location.

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 location worth considering 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: From downtown Nassau, take Baillou Hill Rd south. Staying on this, you'll reach meeting point of Zion Blvd and Cowpen Rd, but continuing straight will put you on S Beach Rd, which, as the name implies, will take you directly to the beach.

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

Needless to say, Nassau is home to additional attractions. To read our full guide to other attractions, click this link.


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