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Junkanoo Beach

West Bay St and Nassau St, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #14 of 62 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Beaches
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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

sat here to eat lunch , lots of people off the cruise ships come here , beach is a bit crowded and some litter about which is a pity but its ok and the atmosphere is pretty friendly with few beach-hawkers . average , i didnt go but im told Cabbage Beach is where the locals go at weekends so... More

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Richlands, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently took a cruise to Bahamas. We decided to check out Junkanoo Beach instead of doing an excursion. This beach was in walking distance to the port. There was lots of restaurants along the way. The beach was clean and the water was gorgeous. We got there early in the morning and had the beach all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This beach is AWESOME! Its close enough to walk and ITS FREE! No need to pay expensive beach day excursion prices. One of the guys on the beach rented us kayaks, snorkeling gear AND gave us access to a water trampoline all for $15 usd/person AND we had access to them ALL DAY. The drinks were great and the people... More

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Second time we've been to this beach. If you are in town on a cruise ship, you can pay to take a taxi to other beaches which is fine, but this one is within walking distance of the cruise ships, in gorgeous shape and free! Even with 4 ships in port on a saturday, the beach was not busy by... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were staying across the street from this beach so it was a no brainer to go there. The first beach bar had a sign up for a good drink special so we stopped in and took advantage. There were other bars/drink huts on the beach as well. There were public restrooms available which is a plus. There was a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This beach is a few mins out of Bay Street , it has a number of little bars where you can get sodas and alcoholic drinks . The water is clear and perfectly safe for swimming , slightly against it are the number of cruise ship passengers who are day tripping and there are a few local beach hustlers but... More

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This beach is right off the town centre in Nassau, so you can expect it won't be as beautiful as the resort beaches. My first impression of this beach is that there was trash along the first part of the beach from the town side of it, but if you walk along more it gets nicer. There are a few... More

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We recently took a carnival cruise and wanted to take our kids snorkeling, but didn't want to pay for an expensive excursion. Junkanoo beach was a Ten minute walk from the cruise port. The water was amazing! The kids also saw tons of fish and they really enjoyed themselves. The only bad part was that the beach was FULL of... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

After reading other reviews about Junkanoo Beach I wasn't sure of what to really expect but thankfully the beach wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated. The beach was a bit rocky & we had to watch our steps while walking but that's about the only semi-negative aspect that we encountered. The locals working on the beach took excellent care... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

While this is not the nicest beach I have ever been too (there is a lot of glass and rusty bottle caps to get cut on) it is decent and free. We were approached a couple of times by hair braiders and a small pub selling drinks all day for a price, but otherwise had no troubles. We walked for... More

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