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Junkanoo Beach

West Bay St and Nassau St, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #14 of 60 attractions in Nassau
Type: Beaches
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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful beach. The sands were white and the water was blue and very warm. The locals were nice and the experience was phenomenal.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Quiet Beach, peaceful. Nice place to take kids to relax and snorkel and its near the Fish Fry. Some areas have lots of pebbles.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Close to the cruise ship ports. You can find a decent spot to relax. Vendors are available to rent chairs and umbrellas. Don't take the first quote you get as there is some room to negotiate. The beach is not on the same level as Paradise Island or Atlantis, but it is free, accessible, and the water is beautiful. It's... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went there at night time and it was not crowded at all. After a long day my husband and I just wanted to relax. It was fun and beautiful watching the sun set. It is a tourist beach because there is a cruise port not to far away and it is a tourist area. There will be locals trying... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you want to get the whole tourist experience in Nassau then this is the place to be. There are lots of things to do and people watching galore. This is place where a lot of the tourists end up because it's close to where the cruise ships are. It's not remote and it's not beautiful, but it's where you... More

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I liked going there AFTER tourist hours but I am the type of person who is not too scared about the locals/dangers staying out. Around 5:00pm is a good time to go, it no where near crowded and there is a lot of locals out during this time. My boyfriend and I conversed with them and ended up jumping off... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
85 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This beach is not far from the downtown Nassau area. If you can get here early in the mornings, its a nice beach with a lot of space. I did see people with kayaks and paddle boards to rent. There is a Fat Tuesday's located on the east side of the beach. By noon, people from the cruise ships have... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Despite Morgan C posting saying avoid, why? Some folks are unduly scared of everthing and everybody.. We LIVED in Nassau for three years; this is laid back fun beach popular with locals, and visitors, handy for Bay Street. Try cold Sky Juice (locals enjoy) at one of the palm thatch covered beach bars - Ask if Marshal still runs one... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We only walked through the beach and it did not look like a place we would want to hang out. It just seemed unsafe, there were booths advertising everything from drinks to massages (?!) and it seemed dirty.

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Jacksonville, FL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

But that is really the only plus. I have to admit that we did not stay here but just went by it. I would only come here if I did not have time to get to one of the prettier, less crowded beaches.

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