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 on the western outskirts of Lyford Cay, this beach is on the West edge of New Providence. You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Travelers will find that, although Lyford Cay Beach is by no means secluded, it's also not one of The Bahamas' most crowded beaches. It's the perfect choice for those of you who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Lyford Cay Beach on the West coast of New Providence. It is close to Sacred Spaces: Women & Welcome, which is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Art Galley of The Bahamas, a lovely museum found within taxi range, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 9.6 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 close to Cable Beach, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Guests visiting Lyford Cay Beach who are looking for further attractions might want to think about going to Cable Beach, because it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of the Bahamas.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a nice variety of accommodations to pick from near Lyford Cay Beach. The most accessible of which can be seen below.

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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Beach Shack. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

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 Lyford Cay Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Gaulding Cay Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located a mile and a half to the west-southwest. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Old Fort Bay. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Old Fort Marina Beach, located not too far away, meaning a short cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Lyford Cay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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