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 island of New Providence, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; relatively untouched parts of the coast like South Yamacraw Hill Beach are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

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.

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.

South Yamacraw Hill Beach offers those who visit an angelic and relaxing experience, in part because the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of New Providence; it will be near other attractions like Airbrush Junkies, which is four miles away.

If you're intrigued by The Bahamas' history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Montagu, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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
Potter's Cay Artillery Battery Historical Site 4.8 NNW New Providence
Queen's Staircase Historical Site 5.3 NW New Providence
Nassau Water Tower Observation Tower 5.3 NW New Providence

Cities and Towns

South Yamacraw Hill Beach is close to Nassau, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. South Yamacraw Hill Beach tourists looking for further attractions might think about making the trip to Nassau, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas. From South Yamacraw Hill Beach, Nassau is not far away, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near South Yamacraw Hill Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Orchard Garden Hotel 3.8 NW Hotel
Red Carpet Inn Nassau 4.4 NNW Hotel
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant 5.7 NW Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Negril Cafe. This restaurant has a menu featuring Jamaican cuisine. The restaurant is not very far off, so hailing a cab is a good option.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on New Providence, and South Yamacraw Hill Beach is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Honeymoon Cove Beach, another place which provides sufficient opportunities to relax. On the other hand, Leeward East Beach offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it a mile to the east-northeast.

Another option worth considering is Montagu Bay Beach, located four miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, South Yamacraw Hill Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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