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.

Set on the eastern side of the island of New Providence, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. South Yamacraw Hill Beach stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in the Bahamas may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as South Yamacraw Hill Beach, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

South Yamacraw Hill Beach offers visitors an idyllic and relaxing environment, due to the fact that the surrounding region is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


South Yamacraw Hill Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of New Providence; the area hosts attractions such as Airbrush Junkies, which is four miles to the northwest of this spot.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Bahamas Historical Society Museum, a lovely museum found five and a half miles to the northwest, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

South Yamacraw Hill Beach visitors hoping to find other interesting places to see might want to think about heading to Nassau, which is nearby and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Nassau is a quick trip away, about four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it usually isn't a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For those wanting to get a place that's near the water, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to South Yamacraw Hill Beach.

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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Negril Cafe. This restaurant has Jamaican food. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so hailing a cab is a convenient way to get there.

A list of nearby restaurants is 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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides South Yamacraw Hill Beach on New Providence.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Honeymoon Cove Beach, another place which offers ample opportunities to relax. Others might prefer Leeward East Beach, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a mile to the east-northeast.

You might also want to visit Montagu Bay Beach, which is located not too far away, which means a short 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 South Yamacraw Hill Beach could end up a family favorite.


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