South Yamacraw Hill Beach

The beach here is surrounded by private neighborhoods, and doesn't allow much public access. It wouldn't be a very feasible option anyway unless you have a rental car.

Located on the eastern side of the island of New Providence, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you might want to plan a visit to South Yamacraw Hill Beach.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located on the southeastern portion of the island, to the south of St. Andrew's School. Access is limited due to the private neighborhoods surrounding the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The coast along Yamacraw Hill Beach is a bit rocky, but the mangroves left standing in between the multiple neighborhoods are an interesting feature and provide lots of shade. Additionally, kitesurfing conditions are rather good here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

South Yamacraw Hill Beach brings guests a calm and serene environment, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of New Providence; it's located near attractions like Airbrush Junkies, which is four miles away.

Historical attractions such as Fort Montagu offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at South Yamacraw Hill Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about The Bahamas' past, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shoreline is only a short taxi ride away from this site of historical significance.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near South Yamacraw Hill Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Airbrush Junkies Art Gallery 3.8 NW New Providence
Fort Montagu Historical Site 4.2 NNW New Providence
Aitken Imaging: Photography, Sign Shop and Frame Art Art Gallery 4.4 NW New Providence
Potter's Cay Artillery Battery Historical Site 4.8 NNW New Providence
Queen's Staircase Historical Site 5.3 NW New Providence

Cities and Towns

Those visiting South Yamacraw Hill Beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement might want to consider going to Nassau, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas. From the coast, Nassau is a quick trip away, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests looking to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels to choose from nearby. You can find the closest booking options by looking over those shown below.

Accommodations near South Yamacraw Hill Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Orchard Garden Hotel 3.9 NNW Hotel
Red Carpet Inn Nassau 4.4 NNW Hotel
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant 5.7 NW Hotel


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Negril Cafe. This restaurant has Jamaican cuisine. The restaurant is not far away, so a short taxi ride will get you there hassle-free.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near South Yamacraw Hill Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Negril Cafe 393-4915 Jamaican -- 3.5 mi. NW
Wendy's Bernard (242) 328-7837 American Very Casual 3.6 mi. NW
Vip Chinese Food -- Chinese -- 3.6 mi. NW
Burger King Nassau -- American Very Casual 3.6 mi. NW
Bennigan's Nassau 394-4880 Irish Informal 3.8 mi. NW
Bennigans Nassau (242) 394-4880 American, Irish Very Casual 3.8 mi. NW
Dairy Queen (242) 393-7072 Eclectic -- 3.8 mi. NW
Domino's Nassau (242) 394-8080 Italian Very Casual 3.8 mi. NW
Double Dragon Marathon (242) 393-0943 Chinese Very Casual 3.8 mi. NW
KFC Nassau (242) 393-5700 American Very Casual 3.8 mi. NW
Sbarro Nassau (242) 356-0800 Italian Very Casual 3.8 mi. NW
Starbucks Marathon (242) 394-5733 International Very Casual 3.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on New Providence will have lots of options besides South Yamacraw Hill Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Honeymoon Cove Beach, a beach which also provides plenty of time for relaxation. Others might prefer Leeward East Beach, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's found a mile to the east-northeast.

You might also want to visit Montagu Bay Beach, which is located four miles away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting South Yamacraw Hill Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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