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.

Located near the middle of Paradise Island, in the vicinity of Potters Cay, Paradise Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying nearby. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will love how easy it is to access Paradise Beach. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Paradise Beach is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of New Providence; the area is home to other attractions such as Atlantis Casino, which is a couple hundred yards to the east.

Historical attractions like Cloisters offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Paradise Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to venture too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found one and a quarter miles to the east-southeast of this historical destination.

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 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
Paradise Island Golf Course Golf Course 1.9 mi. E New Providence

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Paradise Island is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay a car ride away. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

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 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
Best Western Bay View Suites 0.9 mi. ESE Hotel
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas 0.9 mi. SE Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at a local restaurant, where you can dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Starbucks Coral Towers. This restaurant serves delicious American food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their coffee. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

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 (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 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
Marina Pizzeria (242) 363-3000 Italian Very Casual 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

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Paradise Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Snorkeler's Cove Beach, which is located two miles away.

Perhaps Paradise 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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