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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
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The beach itself is okay of course there will be some trash but nothing too terrible. Its a short walk from the cruise ships and something cheap and simple to do when your're in Nassau for the day. The water is beautiful. There is a few places to get some drinks and something to eat right on the beach. There... More

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Inverness, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I'd like to add a great review for JYAH Barry was so welcoming the beach there is absolutely beautiful I read in some if the other reviews that there was trash there and would like to add that the trash there was and is left behind by the visitors and tourists If you don't pick up after yourself then what... More

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St. Petersburg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Having been to most of the tourist attractions on Nassau, we decided on our most recent trip to keep it simple. We walked to this beach from the cruise ship. Like others have mentioned, it is not the nicest beach, but I do give points for convenience! There are several food stands there on the beach, and the will take... More

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Cruise ship docks and u walk off ship to the Bahamas island. Be ware of all the merchandisers calling you to purchase a tour, ride taxi, horse carriage, ect. Do buy bottled water for $1.00 at the pier. Go to any festivals being held where u will barter for merchandise, and taste the local food while listening to free music... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Not nearly the nicest beach on the island (not even close) BUT, it's super close to downtown and is free to use. Small fee for beach chairs which you may want to take advantage of because the sand here is not that soft. Food and beverages available. Friendly Bahamians, of course! Remember to tip the washroom clerk (a dollar is... More

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful water & great shoreline! Spent afternoon here while on a cruise; very close to cruise pier.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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64 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

If you are just off the ship and looking for a place to hang out without spending much if any money...this is a great choice. Its about 20 min walk from the cruise ship and best of all ITS FREE. Facilities are very limited here though and the beach water is within the same harbor the ships are docked in.... More

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Quispamsis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were looking forward to spending time at this beach but once we got there we quickly changed our mind. There was a lot of trash floating in the water. So disappointing!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I love Junkanoo Beach, it is my home away from home. Its a local no hassel FREE beach. Its withing walking distance of the ship ports and the local straw market. My adults kids and my little one love this place the people on the beach have become family. We look forward to going to this beach every year. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you are cruising and looking for a beach near the port it is a short walk. Great for snorkeling and the beach is clean. Barry was a pleasure to meet and everyone there was very nice.

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