Montagu Beach is known for its local vendors that daily set up shop there and sell fruit and fish to locals who enjoy bringing their families to this beach for group outings.
Positioned toward the outskirts of Nassau, a mile and a half east of downtown, Montagu Bay Beach is on the South coast of New Providence. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. If you can't wait to escape the stresses of city life, you'll appreciate that the majority of beaches in the Bahamas are known for their privacy and seclusion. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're better off visiting Montagu Bay Beach, one of the few beaches that draws a significant crowd.
Montagu Bay Beach is accessible off East Bay Street just before it turns into Eastern Road.
Gorgeous emerald green waters that hide offshore reefs lap against the soft, bright white sands at Montagu Bay.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.
Bear in mind that the region in which Montagu Bay Beach is located is an urban area, so plan accordingly.
Found on the South coast of New Providence; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort Montagu, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.
If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Bahamas Historical Society Museum, a lovely museum found just a short taxi trip or walk away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
|Fort Montagu||Historical Site||0.1 mi.||N||New Providence|
|Historical Site||0.9 mi.||WNW||New Providence|
|Art Gallery||1.9 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Queen's Staircase||Historical Site||1.9 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Observation Tower||1.9 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Airbrush Junkies||Art Gallery||1.9 mi.||SW||New Providence|
|Bahamas Historical Society Museum||Museum||1.9 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Fort Fincastle||Historical Site||2.0 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Junkanoo Expo||Museum||2.1 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Gregory Arch||Historical Site||2.3 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Balcony House Museum||Museum||2.3 mi.||W||New Providence|
|Pompey Museum||Museum||2.3 mi.||W||New Providence|
Montagu Bay Beach is very close to Nassau, so walking the city is a definite option. Montagu Bay Beach guests seeking additional places to explore might consider going to Nassau, since it's close-by and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Nassau isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
You'll find a pretty good assortment of hotels to pick from near the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the following table.
|Red Carpet Inn Nassau||0.3 mi.||WNW||Hotel|
|Orchard Garden Hotel||0.7 mi.||SW||Hotel|
|Towne Hotel||2.4 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant||2.4 mi.||W||Hotel|
|British Colonial Hilton||2.5 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Nassau Junkanoo Resort||2.7 mi.||W||Resort|
|Nassau Palm Hotel||2.8 mi.||W||Hotel|
|The Corner Hotel||5.6 mi.||SW||Hotel|
If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. East Villa Restaurant and Lounge is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Chinese cuisine. They also specialize in steak.
The table below lists nearby dining options.
|East Villa Restaurant and Lounge||(242) 393-3377||Chinese||Informal||--||--|
|Montagu Gardens||(242) 394-6347||French||Informal||0.3 mi.||W|
|Starbucks Harbour Bay||(242) 394-3002||American||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||W|
|Poop Deck Nassau||(242) 393-8175||Caribbean||Informal||0.7 mi.||W|
|Double Dragon Bay Street||(242) 393-5718||Chinese||Very Casual||--||--|
|Negril Cafe||393-4915||Jamaican||--||1.1 mi.||SSW|
|Burger King Nassau||--||American||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||SW|
|Wendy's Bernard||(242) 328-7837||American||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||SSW|
|Luciano's Of Chicago||(242) 323-7770||Italian||Fine Dining||1.3 mi.||W|
|Green Parrot Harbour Front Restaurant||(242) 322-9248||American||--||1.3 mi.||W|
|Cafe Matisse||(242) 356-7012||Italian||Informal||--||--|
Needless to say, Montagu Bay Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on New Providence.
Travelers may also want to consider Western Esplanade Beach, located only a short distance away.
There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and Montagu Bay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.
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