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.

Set toward the eastern outskirts of Cable Beach, Goodman Beach is on the North coast of New Providence. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Although the Bahamas has beaches that are more secluded than Goodman Beach, it has the right combination of charm and personality to appeal to couples and families alike.

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.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Goodman Beach.

Remember to take into account that Goodman Beach is in an area which is visited by quite a number of tourists, which means the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Goodman Beach is on the North coast of New Providence. It is near some interesting sites like Ardastra Gardens, which is located one and a quarter miles to the east, and it is among the attractions in the region.

History-focused attractions such as Fort Charlotte are a nice compliment to a soothing day at Goodman Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about The Bahamas' past, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this shore is just a short taxi trip or walk away from this historical destination.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby 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

Those visiting Goodman Beach who are looking for further attractions might want to think about heading to Cable Beach, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Bahamas.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests will find a fairly good range of resort and hotel options to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most accessible 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 4.4 mi. E Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Mia's Gourmet Pizzeria. The restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. They're also renowned for their pizza.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Goodman Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mia's Gourmet Pizzeria (242) 356-5633 Italian Very Casual 0.9 mi. NE
KFC Cable Beach -- American Very Casual 0.9 mi. ENE
Black Angus Grille (242) 327-6200 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 1.0 mi. W
Tiki Hut Bar and Grill (242) 327-6200 Eclectic Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
West Bay Street Eatery (242) 327-6200 Eclectic Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Amici A Trattoria (242) 327-6000 Italian Informal 1.1 mi. W
Bimini Market (242) 327-6000 Cajun, Creole Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Caribe Cafe (242) 327-6000 Eclectic Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Dolphin Grill (242) 327-6000 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Café Skans (242) 322-2486 American, Caribbean Informal -- --
Da Sand Bar and Grill (242) 327-7568 Eclectic Very Casual 1.5 mi. W
Simmer Down Restaurant 24-270-22800 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.5 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Goodman Beach on New Providence.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Western Esplanade Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but a trip to Goodman Beach could end up a family favorite.


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