Surrounded by extravagant beach homes, Love Beach is popular amongst lovers of all things upscale and high class, yet it remains as unpretentious and natural as any beach can.
Located near the heart of the island of New Providence, 1.6 miles northeast of Old Fort Bay, Love Beach is on the West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. The beach is set within a rather congested region, but it would be incorrect to assume that the actual beach will be swarming with people. Rather, you will generally find quite a number of places to throw down your towel.
Love Beach is accessible via West Bay Street.
Love Beach features sugar fine white sand and calm turquoise waters. Just off shore is an outcropping of rocks that is heavenly for snorkelers.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.
Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of New Providence; this area boasts other attractions such as The Caves, which is three miles away.
If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Art Galley of The Bahamas. This museum is located within reach of a cab, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.
|The Caves||Historical Site||2.8||E||New Providence|
|Albany Golf Course||Golf Course||3.7||S||New Providence|
|Blue Shark Golf Course||Golf Course||4.5||SW||New Providence|
|Commonwealth Brewery||Brewery||5.2||SW||New Providence|
Love Beach is close to Cable Beach, so walking the city is a definite option. Love Beach guests looking for a little additional excitement will want to think about heading to Cable Beach, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas.
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from the few small lodgings in the area.
Travelers seeking a place to stay close to the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. Find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing what's listed in the following table.
|Compass Point||0.3 mi.||E||Hotel|
|A Stones Throw Away||0.8 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Orange Hill Beach Inn||1.8 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Sandyport Beaches Resort||3.6 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Netties Place at Casuarinas||--||--||Hotel|
|Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa||4.8 mi.||E||Resort|
|Westwind Club||5.0 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Marley Resort and Spa||5.1 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Blue Water Resort||5.1 mi.||E||Resort|
|Meliá Nassau Beach||5.4 mi.||E||Hotel|
When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Compass Point Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines.
Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.
|Compass Point Restaurant||(242) 327-4500||Caribbean, International||Informal||0.2 mi.||W|
|Travellers' Rest||(242) 327-7633||American, Caribbean||Very Casual||0.9 mi.||E|
|Orange Hill Restaurant||(242) 327-7157||Eclectic||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||E|
|The News Cafe||(242) 362-4585||Café||--||2.6 mi.||SW|
|Mahogany House||(242) 362-6669||International, Italian||Informal||--||--|
|(242) 339-1440||--||--||3.6 mi.||E|
|(888) 909-7001||American, Contemporary||Informal||3.7 mi.||S|
|(242) 362-1547||--||--||4.3 mi.||S|
|(888) 909-7001||Grill||Fine Dining||4.5 mi.||SSW|
Visitors searching for the perfect beach on New Providence will have lots of options besides Love Beach.
If the vibrant atmosphere of Love Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to South Ocean Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it four and a half miles to the south-southwest. If you're looking for something a little more private, Old Fort Bay could be a good option for you. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.
Another option worth considering is Old Fort Marina Beach, which is located only a short distance away.
Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, taking a swim at Love Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.
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