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 island of New Providence, 0.9 miles south west of Clifton Bay, You might want whether or not you are 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, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the West coast of New Providence; the area hosts attractions such as Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want more information on the history of the Bahamas, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to The Caves, which is eight miles to the northeast.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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
Crystal Palace Casino Casino 10.5 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 guests seeking other opportunities for exploration might want to consider heading to Cable Beach, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Flipper Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Compass Point 5.8 NE Hotel
A Stones Throw Away 6.1 NE Hotel
Orange Hill Beach Inn 7.1 NE Hotel

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Beach Shack. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Flipper Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Shack -- -- -- 1.6 mi. NE
Mahogany House (242) 362-6669 International, Italian Informal -- --
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
Clubhouse Grill (888) 909-7001 American, Contemporary Informal 3.1 mi. E
Old Fort Bay Club 362-6434 -- -- -- --
Avery's Restaurant & Bar Nassau (242) 362-1547 -- -- 4.2 mi. E

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on New Providence will have lots of options besides Flipper Beach.

You might also want to visit Old Fort Marina Beach, which is located four miles away.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Flipper Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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