Beaches on New Providence Island

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From Cable Beach to Paradise Island and everywhere in between, the beaches of New Providence Island vary.  What you should know about these beaches, traveling from one end to the next, is that the southern beaches are sparse and hardly worth making an effort for, the northwest beaches are quiet and secluded, and the west coast beaches are private for those who reside in the accompanying gated communities.  The busiest areas of beaches are on Paradise Island, which features three miles of gorgeous beaches typically lined with Atlantis Resort guests; and Cable Beach, where things are lively and manage to remain pristine despite the numerous resorts that line the shore.

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. Whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Click on the beach names to get additional information concerning that part of the coast.

Paradise Beach

One beach that's good for snorkeling is Rose Island West End Beach. This quiet beach is almost always secluded so visitors have the opportunity to spend their day in the soft, stark white sand, aquamarine waters without interruption.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Love Beach. Love Beach features sugar fine white sand and calm turquoise waters. Just off shore is an outcropping of rocks that is heavenly for snorkelers.

Orange Hill Beach: The beach is located right off West Bay Road, and is easy to reach. However, it is usually only visited by guests of nearby hotels, and there is no dedicated parking area.

The beaches on New Providence Island are summarized in the following table.

Beaches On New Providence Island
Name Location Coast
Arawak Beach 3.1 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau South East
Bonefish Pond Beach 4.8 mi. South West of Central Nassau South
Cabbage Beach 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau South
Cable Beach 0.2 mi. West of Central Cable Beach North
Casuarina Beach 1.0 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau North West
Colonial Beach 0.7 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Nassau North West
Coral Harbour Beach 5.1 mi. South West of Central New Providence South West
Da Flat Adelaide Beach 3.4 mi. South of Central Old Fort Bay South West
Delaporte Beach 1.7 mi. West of Central Cable Beach North
Flipper Beach 0.9 mi. South West of Central Clifton Bay West
Goodman Beach 1.8 mi. East of Central Cable Beach North
Honeymoon Cove Beach 1.9 mi. East of Central Potters Cay South East
Junkanoo Beach 0.8 mi. West of Downtown Nassau North East
Leeward East Beach 4.8 mi. East of Central Nassau East
Long Point Nassau, Eastern part of New Providence Island South East
Love Beach 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central Old Fort Bay West
Lyford Cay Beach 0.9 mi. West of Central Lyford Cay West
Montagu Bay Beach Nassau, Eastern part of New Providence Island South
Nirvana Beach 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Gambier West-Northwest
Old Fort Bay 2.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Old Fort Bay West
Old Fort Marina Beach 0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Old Fort Bay West
Orange Hill Beach 2.0 mi. West of Central Olde Town Sandyport North
Paradise Beach 1.1 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau South West
Pirates Cove Beach 1.4 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau South West
Rose Island West End Beach 6.7 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau North West
Snorkeler's Cove Beach 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Potters Cay South East
South Beach Nassau, Southeastern part of New Providence Island South East
South Ocean Beach 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Clifton Bay West
South Yamacraw Hill Beach 4.1 mi. East of Central Nassau East
Western Esplanade Beach 0.5 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Nassau North East

Fortunately, you will find other kinds attractions available. Click here to visit our article concerning other interesting attractions for New Providence Island.

 

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