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Junkanoo Beach

West Bay St and Nassau St, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #15 of 62 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Toronto, Canada
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242 reviews 242 reviews
48 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great for a public beach. Good sand, lovely water and a number of friendly folk who will rent you a chair, if you wish and provide you with basic food. If yo want to go to a restaurant to eat they will happily give you directions and keep your spot for you when you come back. Only downside is traffic... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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175 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Junkanoo Beach is located about a half mile west of the downtown Nassau cruise pier. It is also next to the British Colonial Hilton Nassau. The Hilton has a private beach and they do not allow people to walk through it (so you have to walk around the entire property to get to the free public beach). We accidently walked... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I was at this beach on Nov 14/16 and it was awesome. I stayed at the Junkanoo Beach Resort which its right across the street. The beach is clean and sand is very clean the the beach goes out shallow for a long ways. They also have clean restrooms and bathrooms! I snorkeled for a long time while i was... More

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Poquoson, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very close to cruise ships, free WIFI, coconut filled rum drinks, kids under 11 get a free soda, several little shacks selling a variety of items a couple of locals offering to braid hair no pressure from anyone, there was allot going on the day we were the they had a live band, & lots activity. beach was clean right... More

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very close to dock where cruise ships come in. It is about a 15 minute walk. When we were there, the beach was very clean and water crystal clear. There were 2 local boys trying to sell us a conch shell for $10. We saw them at another place for $5. Really worth the walk and swimming was very nice... More

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Villages, FL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great beach about six blocks walking from cruise ship docks. Clean with fine sand and lots of shady areas. Water was crystal clear early November and not bath water warm like the Grand Turks this time of year. Mostly sandy bottom with patches of grassy areas but few rocks if any. While snorkeling close to beach I felt my legs... More

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Junkanoo beach is very close to cruise ship terminal, and the walk to the beach felt pretty safe. The beach itself however is quite mediocre as far as beaches go. The water was a beautiful blue, and the sand a gorgeous white. However, there wasn't much beach. There were a couple beach hut type restaurants and refreshment stands. The beach... More

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When we were here it was not the crowded, but the wind was blowing really bad and so it kicked up sand. I went into the water not knowing it was not a sand bottom, but a rock bottom. Water shoes would have helped so much. The current was like no other I had been in. I am used to... More

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East Hampton, New York
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41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Junkanoo beach is located 15 min walk from the cruise ship terminal and is monitored by video Cameras and has a police station across the street . This is perfect for those who want to do there own thing . Very safe and very friendly / this Beach is unique that it only allows tourists and no locals on the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There was trash all over the beach. The water is beautiful but my husband didn't even want to sit. The locals are just as aggressive on the beach as they are at the straw market. You can't really enjoy a stroll with your partner when people are constantly yelling at you to buy something. Was harassed to give a tip... More

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