Lyford Cay Beach

On the western end of New Providence, running along the eastern coast of Clifton Bay, is the Lyford Cay Beach. The beach is enjoyed mainly by those staying in Lyford Cay's upscale residences.

Located in Lyford Cay, this beach is on the West coast of New Providence. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may find that Lyford Cay Beach is just the right spot. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach
Taking Western Rd. west, go straight through the round-a-bout which will put you on Lyford Cay Dr. This will take you past the golf course and put you in the middle of Lyford Cay's high-end residential area. Clifton Bay Dr. runs parallel to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dotted with palm trees, this exclusive beach features pristine, white sand and exquisite views over Clifton Bay. Just across Clifton Bay Dr from Lyford Cay golf course, this is a really great spot to relax after a few holes of golf.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Lyford Cay Beach on the West coast of New Providence; the area is home to other attractions such as Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Art Galley of The Bahamas. This museum is located 12 and a half miles to the east, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Lyford Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome Monument 1.4 mi. SSW New Providence
Commonwealth Brewery Brewery 2.0 mi. SSE New Providence
Blue Shark Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. SE New Providence
US Navy Squadron 1 Monument Monument 2.2 mi. SSE New Providence
Albany Golf Course Golf Course 2.8 mi. ESE New Providence
The Caves Historical Site 7.1 mi. ENE New Providence
Royal Blue Golf Course 9.5 mi. E New Providence
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Other Sports and Recreation 11.7 mi. E New Providence
Ardastra Gardens Zoo 11.9 mi. E New Providence
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 12.1 mi. E New Providence
Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation Art Gallery 12.7 mi. E New Providence
National Art Galley of The Bahamas Art Museum 12.7 mi. E New Providence

Cities and Towns

Lyford Cay Beach is in the Cable Beach area, so walking the city is a definite option. Those visiting Lyford Cay Beach who are looking for additional places to explore might think about going to Cable Beach, since it's not far away and is an especially active area of the Bahamas.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Lyford Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Island House 2.0 E Hotel
Compass Point 4.7 NE Hotel
A Stones Throw Away 5.0 ENE Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Beach Shack. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Lyford Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Shack -- -- -- 0.5 mi. E
The News Cafe (242) 362-4585 Café -- 2.0 mi. E
Mahogany House (242) 362-6669 International, Italian Informal 2.0 mi. E
Shima (242) 698-6300 Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese -- 2.0 mi. E
The Coffee Bar (242) 698-6300 -- -- 2.0 mi. E
Old Fort Bay Club 362-6434 -- -- -- --
Aviva (888) 909-7001 Grill Fine Dining 2.8 mi. SE
Azul (888) 909-7001 Bar and grill Very Casual 2.8 mi. SE
Footprints (888) 909-7001 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 2.8 mi. SE
Avery's Restaurant & Bar Nassau (242) 362-1547 -- -- 4.1 mi. ESE
Compass Point Restaurant (242) 327-4500 Caribbean, International Informal 4.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

New Providence has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If the active mood at Lyford Cay Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about checking out Gaulding Cay Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located a mile and a half to the west-southwest. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Old Fort Bay is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Old Fort Marina Beach, which is located three miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and Lyford Cay Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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