South Beach

Between Cay Point and Long Point, this quiet strip of white sand is usually deserted, and makes for a nice little escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Nassau. This well-kept secret is worth a visit if you have a rental car.

Located four and a half miles south of downtown Nassau, South Beach is on the South East coast of New Providence. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should pay a visit to South Beach. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach
From downtown Nassau, take Baillou Hill Rd south. Staying on this, you'll reach meeting point of Zion Blvd and Cowpen Rd, but continuing straight will put you on S Beach Rd, which, as the name implies, will take you directly to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Frequented almost exclusively by locals, this somewhat narrow beach is blessed with lots of natural shade from the the mangroves which line the coast here. The water is calm, clear and mostly shallow - perfect for casual swimming and wading.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

South Beach offers a quiet and serene haven, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find South Beach on the South East coast of New Providence; it's located near attractions like Island Luck Nassau, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. This museum is located only a short taxi ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you aren't sure whether a visit to South Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near South Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Island Luck Nassau Casino 2.1 mi. N New Providence
Paradise Games Casino 3.4 mi. N New Providence
Airbrush Junkies Art Gallery 3.5 mi. NNE New Providence
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Other Sports and Recreation 3.6 mi. N New Providence
New Providence Art & Antiques Art Gallery 3.9 mi. N New Providence
Aitken Imaging: Photography, Sign Shop and Frame Art Art Gallery 4.5 mi. N New Providence
Popop Studios Art Gallery 4.9 mi. N New Providence
Nassau Water Tower Observation Tower 4.9 mi. N New Providence
Queen's Staircase Historical Site 4.9 mi. N New Providence
Fort Fincastle Historical Site 4.9 mi. N New Providence
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Art Museum 5.0 mi. N New Providence
Gregory Arch Historical Site 5.0 mi. N New Providence

Cities and Towns

South Beach is very close to Nassau, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. South Beach visitors looking for additional places to explore might think about heading to Nassau, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of the Bahamas. From the beach, Nassau isn't far off, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at South Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. South Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Those trying to find a place to stay near South Beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near South Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Corner Hotel 2.1 NW Hotel
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant 5.0 N Hotel
Orchard Garden Hotel 5.0 NNE Hotel

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at South Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Beverley's Kitchen is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Bahamian and Jamaican dishes on the menu. They have become well-known, however, because of their comfort food. The restaurant is not far away, so a brief car or taxi trip is a convenient way to get there.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near South Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beverley's Kitchen (242) 341-5581 Bahamian, Jamaican Informal 3.0 mi. W
Dairy Queen (242) 393-7072 Eclectic -- 3.5 mi. NNE
Domino's Nassau (242) 394-8080 Italian Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNE
Imperial's Take-Away (242) 322-4522 Bahamian Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNE
KFC Nassau (242) 393-5700 American Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNE
Sbarro Nassau (242) 356-0800 Italian Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNE
Twin Brothers (242) 326-6771 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNE
Twin Brothers Marathon (242) 393-6050 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNE
Wendy's Marathon (242) 393-5755 American Very Casual 3.5 mi. NNE
Sunrise Cafe (242) 323-3501 Bahamian Informal 4.3 mi. N
Wendy's Bernard (242) 328-7837 American Very Casual 4.3 mi. NNE
Burger King Nassau (242) 325-7975 American Very Casual 4.3 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, South Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on New Providence.

Vacationers may also want to visit Goodman Beach, located five miles to the north-northwest.

Perhaps South Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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