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Junkanoo Beach

West Bay St and Nassau St, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #13 of 60 attractions in Nassau
Type: Beaches
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The local food shacks on the beach are kinda cool. A couple of them offered free wifi. There is a huge array of big industrial equipment in the background, very unattractive and almost unsettling. Lots of trash on the beach and what is sad is that I'm pretty sure it's from the locals. I saw only a handful of tourists... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Junkanoo Beach has the potential to be a great place, but it fails on many levels. I will list negitives first then finish off with the possitives. First off we walked from our ship and shopped along the way, which was very nice (except the Straw Market but that is another review). Upon arriving we attempted to rent chair and... More

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Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We stayed across the street and spent time here every day of our stay. There are some vendors for drinks and activities, but this is mainly a great place to hang out. We took a trip over to Cabbage Beach which had better sand but was busy and crowded by comparison. We ended up coming back to Junkanoo. There was... More

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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was our first time to Junkanoo Beach. There are lots of tiny huts to purchase drinks and snacks. The vendors are very nice. There are also places to rent floats, paddle boards & jet skis. The water is a beautiful crystal blue. The beach was very clean. Go see Khyla at her stand. She is a native with a... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We only had six hours in Nassau since we were sailing on the Norwegian Getaway and we just wanted to walk around downtown and catch some time at the beach. We rented an umbrella and chairs from JYAH and lounged on the beach for about 3 1/2 hours. Wonderful time and everyone we met was very friendly. This is the... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
47 helpful votes 47 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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