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 should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned 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.

Historical attractions like The Caves provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Flipper Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Bahamas, without straying too far from the coastline. Actually, this site can be found eight miles to the northeast of this interesting historical site.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Guests visiting Flipper Beach who are seeking a little additional excitement might want to think about making the trip to Cable Beach, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Flipper Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may see visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a good variety of rooming options to choose from in the area surrounding Flipper Beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed below.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is Beach Shack. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

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

You may also want to consider Old Fort Marina Beach, located not a great distance away, which means a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Flipper Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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