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.

Situated on the outskirts of Nassau, a mile and a half east of "downtown," Montagu Bay Beach is on the South edge of New Providence. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will love how easy it is to access Montagu Bay Beach. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

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, 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.

Since Montagu Bay Beach happens to be found in an area that sees many visitors, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


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

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Bahamas Historical Society Museum (positioned two miles to the west) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view The Bahamas' traditions and culture.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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
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
Paradise Games Casino 2.3 mi. SW New Providence

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Montagu Bay Beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement will want to consider heading over to Nassau, because it's not far away and is an especially active area of the Bahamas. From the coast, Nassau is a fairly short distance away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities have been 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
The Corner Hotel 5.6 mi. SW Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. East Villa Restaurant and Lounge is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves Chinese cuisine. They are also famous for their steak. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Montagu Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
East Villa Restaurant and Lounge (242) 393-3377 Chinese Informal 0.2 mi. WNW
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
Vip Chinese Restaurant (242) 393-5435 Chinese Informal 1.1 mi. SSW
Negril Cafe 393-4915 Jamaican -- 1.1 mi. SSW
Burger King Nassau (242) 325-7975 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
Sunrise Cafe (242) 323-3501 Bahamian Informal 1.8 mi. WSW
The Crab House & Seafood Emporium (242) 322-3050 Bahamian Informal 1.8 mi. W
Cafe Matisse (242) 356-7012 Italian Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Montagu Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on New Providence.

You may also enjoy Western Esplanade Beach, which is located two and a half miles 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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