Paradise Beach

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On the western coast of Paradise Island is the stunning Paradise Beach. Both motorized and non-motorized water sports are available here, as well as other water activities including diving and snorkeling. You can explore wrecks, caves and underwater sea gardens here, then go parasailing for an aerial view.

Situated on Paradise Island, close to Potters Cay, Paradise Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Making its home within a heavily traveled region, Paradise Beach is a solid option for beachgoers seeking various interesting activities and sites.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is fairly easy to access, and parking areas exist close to the beach for those driving onto the island. Once you cross the bridge onto the island, take Paradise Beach Dr west (to the left), cross another small bridge, and you'll find a parking area on the left not far after the bridge. Walking north from the parking lot will take you to Paradise Beach, while walking south will take you to Casuarina Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

There are a number of small huts which provide a welcomed respite from the sun on this mile long strip of magnificent white powdery sand. The beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the Bahamas, and the view at sunset will show you exactly why.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Paradise Beach is of course found inside an active, busy area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the South West coast of New Providence. It's located near Atlantis Casino, which is situated a couple hundred yards to the east, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

Historic attractions, including Cloisters, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Paradise Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about the Bahamas, for those willing to go exploring. As a matter of fact, this shore is one and a quarter miles 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 Paradise Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Atlantis Casino Casino 0.1 mi. E New Providence
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium 0.4 mi. ESE New Providence
Doongalik Art Gallery 0.6 mi. ESE New Providence
Cloisters Historical Site 1.2 mi. ESE New Providence
Paradise Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.4 mi. W New Providence
Ocean Club Golf Course Golf Course 1.9 mi. E New Providence

Cities and Towns

Paradise Beach is very close to Paradise Island, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The city of Paradise Island is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers will find a pretty nice selection of accommodations to choose from in the area that encircles the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Paradise Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Atlantis The Cove 0.1 mi. E Resort
Atlantis The Reef 0.1 mi. S Resort
Atlantis Royal Towers 0.3 mi. ESE Resort
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat 0.3 mi. WSW Resort
Atlantis Harborside Resort 0.6 mi. SE Villa complex
Club Land'or Resort 0.6 mi. ESE Hotel
Atlantis Coral Towers 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Atlantis Beach Tower 0.7 mi. E Resort
Comfort Suites Paradise Island 0.7 mi. ESE Resort
Riu Palace Paradise Island 0.8 mi. E Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Starbucks Coral Towers. This restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. Many guests rave about their coffee. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Paradise Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Starbucks Coral Towers (242) 363-2000 ext. 64666 American Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
Mosaic (242) 363-3000 Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. E
Dive Inn (242) 363-3000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Shark Bites (242) 363-3000 Eclectic Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Blue Lagoon (242) 363-2400 International Fine Dining -- --
Nobu (800) 526-0386 Japanese Fine Dining 0.5 mi. ESE
Lagoon Bar & Grill (242) 363-3000 Eclectic Informal 0.5 mi. E
The Point Restaurant & Bar (242) 363-6800 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. SE
Murray's Deli (242) 363-3000 American Informal 0.6 mi. ESE
Virgil's Real BBQ (242) 363-300 ext. 29 American Informal 0.6 mi. E
Starbucks The Reef (242) 363-6900 American Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Cafe Martinique (242) 363-3000 French Fine Dining 0.6 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on New Providence, so Paradise Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you may want to try is Snorkeler's Cove Beach, located two miles to the east.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Paradise Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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