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. 

The Area's Beaches

You'll find several beaches to choose from in and around the area. For a detailed article concerning a single beach click on the names of the ones you would like to know more about.

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.

A second location 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: 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 table right below shows some details concerning the beaches located 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

If you are seeking a wider range of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you should think about other locations. Those interested can obtain more information about other attractions by clicking here.


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