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.

Positioned in Lyford Cay, this beach is on the West coast of New Providence. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in the Bahamas should give Lyford Cay Beach a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not dead and empty either.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of New Providence. It is near some interesting sites like Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (situated only a cab ride away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of The Bahamas' history.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Lyford Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome Monument 1.4 SSW New Providence
US Navy Squadron 1 Monument Monument 2.2 SSE New Providence
Albany Golf Course Golf Course 2.8 ESE New Providence
The Caves Historical Site 7.1 ENE New Providence
Royal Blue Golf Course 9.5 E New Providence

Cities and Towns

Lyford Cay Beach guests looking for a little additional excitement will want to consider making the trip to Cable Beach, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist area, it typically isn't all that difficult to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For visitors wanting to book a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the closest accommodations to Lyford Cay Beach.

Accommodations near Lyford Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Island House 2.0 E Hotel
Albany Resort 2.9 SE Villa complex
Compass Point 4.7 NE Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Mahogany House is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both International and Italian cuisines. They also specialize in pasta and pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Lyford Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Azul (242) 676-6000 Caribbean Very Casual 2.8 mi. SE
Aviva (888) 909-7001 Bahamian Fine Dining 2.9 mi. SE
Footprints (888) 909-7001 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 2.9 mi. SE
Old Fort Restaurant (242) 362-5046 Bahamian Informal 3.2 mi. ENE
Avery's Restaurant & Bar Nassau (242) 677-5016 Bahamian Informal 4.1 mi. ESE
Compass Point Restaurant (242) 327-4500 Caribbean, International Informal 4.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Lyford Cay Beach on New Providence.

You may also want to try Gaulding Cay Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located a mile and a half to the west-southwest. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Old Fort Bay could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Travelers may also want to consider Old Fort Marina Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, so a quick cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Lyford Cay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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