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.

Positioned in the eastern outskirts of Cable Beach, Goodman Beach is on the North coast of New Providence. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Although the Bahamas has beaches that are more secluded than Goodman Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract visitors who need a place to relax.

How to Access The Beach
You can access this beach at a number of spots from West Bay Street as it curves along Goodman Bay on the northern coast of the island.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here.

Goodman Beach with its offerings for amenities happens to be located inside a commonly visited area. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it will be a smart reason to think ahead for times when there are less people, like showing up earlier in the day. If you arrive later, it's possible you may run the risk of all those comforts being too busy.

What's Nearby


Goodman Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North coast of New Providence; the area hosts attractions such as Ardastra Gardens, which is one and a quarter miles away.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Bahamas, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Fort Charlotte, which is a short taxi trip or walk away from the coast.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Goodman Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ardastra Gardens Zoo 1.3 mi. E New Providence
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 1.5 mi. E New Providence
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Other Sports and Recreation 1.9 mi. SE New Providence
Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation Art Gallery 2.1 mi. E New Providence
National Art Galley of The Bahamas Art Museum 2.2 mi. E New Providence
Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. E New Providence
Pirates of Nassau Museum 2.4 mi. E New Providence
Balcony House Museum Museum 2.5 mi. E New Providence
Pompey Museum Museum 2.5 mi. E New Providence
Gregory Arch Historical Site 2.5 mi. E New Providence
Junkanoo Expo Museum 2.7 mi. E New Providence
Fort Fincastle Historical Site 2.8 mi. E New Providence

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Goodman Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see might want to consider checking out Cable Beach, which is not far away and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers will find a good range of hotel options to pick from near Goodman Beach. The closest of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Goodman Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Nassau Palm Hotel 2.0 mi. E Hotel
Nassau Junkanoo Resort 2.1 mi. E Resort
British Colonial Hilton 2.3 mi. E Hotel
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant 2.3 mi. E Hotel
Towne Hotel 2.4 mi. E Hotel
The Corner Hotel 3.6 mi. S Hotel
Red Carpet Inn Nassau 4.4 mi. E Hotel
Orchard Garden Hotel 4.6 mi. E Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Goodman Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Bar Riva is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves American cuisine. They are also known for serving appetizers.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Goodman Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bar Riva (242) 677-9000 American Very Casual 0.8 mi. W
Commonwealth (242) 677-9000 American Informal 0.8 mi. W
Pool Grille at Rosewood (242) 677-9000 Eclectic Very Casual 0.8 mi. W
The Library at Rosewood (242) 677-9000 International Very Casual 0.8 mi. W
Mia's Gourmet Pizzeria (242) 356-5633 Italian Very Casual 0.9 mi. NE
KFC Cable Beach -- American Very Casual 0.9 mi. ENE
Bar Noir (242) 677-9000 International Informal 1.0 mi. WSW
Brasserie des Arts (242) 677-9000 French Informal 1.0 mi. WSW
Cafe Madeleine (242) 677-9000 French Very Casual 1.0 mi. WSW
Casetta (242) 677-9000 Italian Very Casual 1.0 mi. WSW
Common Cravings (242) 677-9000 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. WSW
Daq's (242) 677-9000 -- Very Casual 1.0 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Goodman Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Western Esplanade Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Goodman Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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