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.

Situated on the eastern coast of the island of New Providence, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Bahamas. While Leeward East Beach might be a little more trouble to reach, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

If you usually like sunny days that bring visitors an angelic haven, then think about trying out Leeward East Beach; it's hidden away in a much quieter section of New Providence.

What's Nearby


Leeward East Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of New Providence; the area hosts attractions such as Airbrush Junkies, which is four and a half miles to the west-northwest.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Bahamas Historical Society Museum, a lovely museum located just a quick taxi trip away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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
Potter's Cay Artillery Battery Historical Site 5.0 NW New Providence
Dolphin Encounter Dolphin Encounter Service 5.3 N New Providence
Queen's Staircase Historical Site 5.6 NW New Providence

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Leeward East Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement will want to consider checking out Nassau, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of the Bahamas. From the beach, Nassau is not far away, maybe five miles (eight kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Leeward East Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities are displayed in the following list.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Negril Cafe. The restaurant offers a menu of Jamaican food. The restaurant is fairly close, so hailing a cab is a convenient way to get there.

Nearby restaurant options 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

There are multiple beaches to discover on New Providence, of course, so Leeward East Beach is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Honeymoon Cove Beach, another place which provides plenty of peace and tranquility. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that South Yamacraw Hill Beach is just right. You'll find it a mile to the west-southwest.

Travelers may also want to consider Montagu Bay Beach, located reasonably close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Leeward East Beach is just one of the many options.


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