Montagu Bay Beach

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.

Located on the outer parts of Nassau, a mile and a half east of the "downtown" area, Montagu Bay Beach is on the South coast of New Providence. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Social beachgoers might like this beach because of its urban location. In fact, Montagu Bay Beach would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and people who want an unlimited number of nearby restaurants and activities to choose from.

How to Access The Beach
Montagu Bay Beach is accessible off East Bay Street just before it turns into Eastern Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Gorgeous emerald green waters that hide offshore reefs lap against the soft, bright white sands at Montagu Bay.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Montagu Bay Beach happens to be found in a popular area that can get crowded, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of New Providence; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort Montagu, which is a few hundred yards away.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Bahamas Historical Society Museum (found two miles to the west) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of The Bahamas' history.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Montagu Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Montagu Historical Site 0.1 mi. N New Providence
Potter's Cay Artillery Battery Historical Site 0.9 mi. WNW New Providence
Aitken Imaging: Photography, Sign Shop and Frame Art Art Gallery 1.3 mi. WSW New Providence
Cultural Gallery And Studio Art Gallery 1.9 mi. W New Providence
Queen's Staircase Historical Site 1.9 mi. W New Providence
Nassau Water Tower 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

Cities and Towns

Montagu Bay Beach is in the Nassau area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Tourists at Montagu Bay Beach who are seeking other opportunities for exploration will want to consider heading over to Nassau, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas. From the shore, Nassau is a quick trip away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Montagu Bay Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Montagu Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Red Carpet Inn Nassau 0.3 mi. WNW Hotel
Orchard Garden Hotel 0.4 mi. SSW 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 you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is East Villa Restaurant and Lounge. The restaurant has Chinese food. They also specialize in steak.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Montagu Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- --
Vip Chinese Food -- Chinese -- 1.1 mi. SSW
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 -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on New Providence, and Montagu Bay Beach is just one option.

Another location you may want to try is Western Esplanade Beach, located two and a half miles to the west.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, a trip to Montagu Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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