Top Ten Beaches of Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas

1. Yamacraw Beach – (Eastern New Providence)
The best thing about the beach in the Bahamas is that there are some unique quite spots where you can swim and enjoy the ocean by yourself, with a small group and enjoy the nature and scenery. There are a great variety of native plants and Casuarina trees that help to protect the beach and the community. Yamacraw Beach is also one of those beaches that can stretch for miles along the coast giving you more to enjoy.

2. Junkanoo Beach – (Western New Providence)
If you’re looking for a beach that has a lot of action then Junkanoo beach is for you. It’s quite popular with the visitors seeing that it’s just a stone throw away from the British Colonial Hotel and the (all- inclusive-vacations) Junkanoo Resort Hotel. There is also a lively bar and grill restaurant called “Fat Tuesdays” located nearby, so if you’re hungry you’re covered. But other than the people and the atmosphere it’s one of the sandiest beaches on the island, which is perfect for those sand castle lovers and those who love to collect sea shells like myself.

3. Sandy Port Beach – (Western New Providence)
Another great spot is the beach at Sandy Port. Although close to the highway it still maintains its privacy with its high wall separating the highway from the beach. This beach can also get a little crowded as well seeing that its right across the street from the Sandy Port resort. But with its mountains of soft sand and long coastline makes it an ideal spot for more fun in the sun.

4. Adelaide Beach -(Southern New Providence)
Adelaide beach is like a best kept secret that is tucked away in the South West part of the island. Where everything is virtually untouched and it’s just you, natural vegetation (like the mangroves)with loads of shady Casuarinas trees and the sea. This beach is not so sandy and doesn’t have a lot of sea shells like the beaches out in Sandy Port or Junkanoo Beach. No action here most of the time, it’s the perfect place to lounge and watch the sunset.

5. Coral Harbour Beach (Southern New Providence)
Coral Harbour beach is just a few ways down from the Adelaide Beach. Another best kept secret that is tucked away in the South West part of the island and has the same landscape as Adelaide Beach.

6. South Beach
South Beach is the most southern part of the island of New Providence but what’s so unique about this beach is that this is also the shallowest point in the country. The water in the south can be ankle deep for miles on end especially during low tide where you can experience the bottom of the sea or walk for miles and not get wet. We even watched a lady walk her dog out to the sea and back.

7. Jaws Beach – (Western New Providence)
Jaws Beach is not only a public beach but is also a protected area where many wild life animals live throughout the wetlands nearby. There are so many things-to-do-in-the-bahamas and on Jaws Beach where you can swim and also have the option of walking the boardwalks, tour the wetlands and learn more about the birds and turtles.

8. Cabbage Beach – (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Cabbage Bach is Paradise Island’s most famous beach among locals and guest. Cabbage Beach is known for its location. For locals it’s about being away from busy Nassau and for visitors it’s like a dream vacation coming true. This beach too has a lot of action, bar and grille for guest, sand, vegetation and basically everything else that makes the Bahamas the beauty that it is. We loved the fact that it has a lot of Casuarinas trees on the property that provided more of that sweet ocean breeze and shade during the hot afternoons. And with the bar and resorts nearby one can enjoy there Paradise-Island-vacation.

9. The Nirvana Club @ Love Beach – (Western New Providence)
You have to really drive along the coast and really look for this sweet spot. Love Beach at The Nirvana Club is another beach that has a lot of Casuarinas trees that’s perfect for shading and soft sand. This spot is popular for a lot of water sports and simple gaming activities like kayaking or surfing which you can rent from the club house. The waves on this side of the island can be a little stronger and there are also some private villas in the areas so one must be mindful of privacy.

10. Goodman’s Bay Beach
Probably the most popular beach in the Western district of New Providence and with good reason, Goodman’s Bay Beach is more than just a beach. There is a local park and playground for young families to come out and enjoy their community. Because of this, this beach is usually the first to get crowded during the holidays and weekends. It is always active with joggers, swimmers, kids on the play ground and sports enthusiast who love to play on the open grass.