Flipper Beach

Named because it was where the 1996 movie Flipper remake was shot, Flipper Beach is considered to be a part of the island's best kept secret. The area surrounding the beach featured Clifton Heritage National Land and Sea Park, plus another beach called Jaws Beach, and a day spent going from one of these locations to the next is considered to be the highlight of a vacation on New Providence.

Located on the western coast of the island of New Providence, 0.9 miles south west of Clifton Bay, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity.

How to Access The Beach
Flipper Beach may be off-the-beaten path, but it is not too difficult to reach. You will need to rent a car to visit, however. If you follow the signs from Nassau to Clifton National Park you'll be headed in the right direction. The park is just after Lyford Cay, and when you reach it you can park and walk for about a mile until you reach the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on the far west coast of New Providence, Flipper Beach shares its offshore reef with Jaws Beach which is located just northeast. The beach is pristine in its tan colored sand and calm waters thanks to the fact that it rarely welcomes more than a handful of guest every day.

Despite the lack of crowds, activities are bountiful and include hiking, shelling, snorkeling, birding, boating, sunbathing, and swimming. If you'd like to see the national park as a whole, you can even pay for a guided tour.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Flipper Beach on the West coast of New Providence; it will be near other attractions like Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Art Galley of The Bahamas. This museum is located 13 and a half miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Flipper Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome Monument 0.1 mi. SSE New Providence
Commonwealth Brewery Brewery 1.4 mi. ESE New Providence
US Navy Squadron 1 Monument Monument 1.6 mi. SE New Providence
Blue Shark Golf Course Golf Course 1.9 mi. E New Providence
Albany Golf Course Golf Course 3.1 mi. E New Providence
The Caves Historical Site 8.1 mi. NE New Providence
Royal Blue Golf Course 10.4 mi. ENE New Providence
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Other Sports and Recreation 12.4 mi. E New Providence
Ardastra Gardens Zoo 12.7 mi. ENE New Providence
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 13.0 mi. ENE New Providence
Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation Art Gallery 13.5 mi. ENE New Providence
National Art Galley of The Bahamas Art Museum 13.6 mi. ENE New Providence

Cities and Towns

Flipper Beach is close to Cable Beach, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Flipper Beach tourists looking for other opportunities for exploration should consider going to Cable Beach, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of the Bahamas.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a pretty nice selection of rooming options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Flipper Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Island House 2.9 ENE Hotel
Compass Point 5.8 NE Hotel
A Stones Throw Away 6.1 NE Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. Beach Shack is one of the closest eateries. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Flipper Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Shack -- -- -- 1.6 mi. NE
Aviva (888) 909-7001 Grill Fine Dining 2.7 mi. E
Azul (888) 909-7001 Bar and grill Very Casual 2.7 mi. E
Footprints (888) 909-7001 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 2.7 mi. E
The News Cafe (242) 362-4585 Café -- 2.9 mi. NE
Mahogany House (242) 362-6669 International, Italian Informal 2.9 mi. ENE
Shima (242) 698-6300 Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese -- 2.9 mi. ENE
The Coffee Bar (242) 698-6300 -- -- 2.9 mi. ENE
Old Fort Bay Club 362-6434 -- -- -- --
Avery's Restaurant & Bar Nassau (242) 362-1547 -- -- 4.2 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Flipper Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also want to visit Old Fort Marina Beach, located fairly close-by, which means a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Maybe Flipper Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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