Leeward East Beach

This quiet beach runs along the coast near the Leeward East subdivision. Buffered from the neighborhood by a long patch of interesting, shade-providing trees, this beach has a really nice remote feel to it despite its Nassau locale.

Located on the island of New Providence, You might want whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Leeward East Beach stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may be just as refreshing as Leeward East Beach, but are usually busier because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

How to Access The Beach
If you have a rental car, public parking is available at the northern part of the beach, and can be reached from Yamacraw Hill Rd.

Amenities and Ambiance

The water is relatively shallow and clear, and the sand is a soft white. The twisted mangroves along the beach are a really nice, distinctive feature.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

If you tend to enjoy beach days which offer a peaceful enclave, then think about trying out Leeward East Beach; it's back within a more rural area of New Providence.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of New Providence. It is close to Airbrush Junkies, which is a brief taxi ride's distance, and it is among the attractions close-by.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Bahamas Historical Society Museum. This museum is located just a brief cab ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Leeward East Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Airbrush Junkies Art Gallery 4.3 WNW New Providence
Fort Montagu Historical Site 4.3 NW New Providence
Aitken Imaging: Photography, Sign Shop and Frame Art Art Gallery 4.8 NW New Providence
Potter's Cay Artillery Battery Historical Site 5.0 NW New Providence
Dolphin Encounter Dolphin Encounter Service 5.3 N New Providence

Cities and Towns

Leeward East Beach is near Nassau, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Leeward East Beach visitors seeking some additional excitement should think about going to Nassau, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Bahamas. From Leeward East Beach, Nassau isn't far off, about five miles (eight kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a relatively popular tourist area, it usually isn't all that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest options to Leeward East Beach.

Accommodations near Leeward East Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Orchard Garden Hotel 4.0 NW Hotel
Red Carpet Inn Nassau 4.5 NW Hotel
Towne Hotel 6.1 NW Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Leeward East Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Negril Cafe. The restaurant serves delicious Jamaican food. The restaurant is fairly close, so a quick car or cab ride will get you there hassle-free.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near Leeward East Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Negril Cafe 393-4915 Jamaican -- 3.8 mi. NW
Wendy's Bernard (242) 328-7837 American Very Casual 3.9 mi. NW
Vip Chinese Food -- Chinese -- 3.9 mi. NW
Burger King Nassau -- American Very Casual 3.9 mi. NW
Bennigan's Nassau 394-4880 Irish Informal 4.3 mi. WNW
Bennigans Nassau (242) 394-4880 American, Irish Very Casual 4.3 mi. WNW
Dairy Queen (242) 393-7072 Eclectic -- 4.3 mi. WNW
Domino's Nassau (242) 394-8080 Italian Very Casual 4.3 mi. WNW
Double Dragon Marathon (242) 393-0943 Chinese Very Casual 4.3 mi. WNW
KFC Nassau (242) 393-5700 American Very Casual 4.3 mi. WNW
Sbarro Nassau (242) 356-0800 Italian Very Casual 4.3 mi. WNW
Starbucks Marathon (242) 394-5733 International Very Casual 4.3 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach on New Providence will have lots of options besides Leeward East Beach.

You might also enjoy Honeymoon Cove Beach, an additional spot which provides sufficient time for relaxation. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like South Yamacraw Hill Beach. It's found a mile to the west-southwest.

You may also enjoy Montagu Bay Beach, which is located fairly close-by, meaning a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Maybe Leeward East 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 keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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