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 outskirts of Nassau, a mile and a half east of downtown, Montagu Bay Beach is on the South coast of New Providence. You should consider dropping 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. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Remember to take into account that the region in which Montagu Bay Beach is located is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Found on the South coast of New Providence; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort Montagu, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Bahamas Historical Society Museum. This museum is located two miles to the west, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are 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
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 guests seeking a little additional excitement might want to think about making the trip to Nassau, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area. From Montagu Bay Beach, Nassau is a quick trip away, about three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a decent number of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest possibilities are seen in the table below.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is East Villa Restaurant and Lounge. This restaurant serves delicious Chinese cuisine. Visitors often rave about their steak.

A few nearby dining options 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 -- --
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

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

Another option worth considering is Western Esplanade Beach, located two and a half miles away.

Montagu Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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