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.

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.

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.

Bear in mind 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; 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.

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
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
Pompey Museum Museum 2.3 mi. W New Providence

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near Montagu Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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.

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

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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