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Junkanoo Beach

Address: West Bay St and Nassau St, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #48 of 109 Activities in Nassau
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is not a secluded beach by any means, but it's got white sand, beautiful water, and friendly locals. There is a bar right there, and the piña coladas are excellent! Get your hair braided by a local lady who is literally there every time I stop here. She also sells jewelry. Ok to haggle. Get braid prices up front.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We walked here from the cruise ship. We past all the vendors that were selling drinks & renting chairs. Nice beach, shallow water, crystal clear. There was a marathon going on when we were there, so there were portable toilets, not sure if they are always there. It is a beach, easy to find & great for a short visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We walked here from the cruise port in about 15 minutes. Nice sand, warm water but a bit rocky. Food, drinks, and massages right on the beach. Arawak cay is just a bit further which has phenomenal local food. I recommend twin brothers. Their grouper fingers and conch meals were fantastic.

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Norton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had read reviews and didn't expect much, but it had a nice swimming area and was easy to reach from the cruise ship area. It was not bad at all.

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Antlers, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Not your pristine or secluded but is close to the cruise terminal and has a local flair. Vendor huts offer concessions and local specialties. The beach was not crowded and found it to be a great place to sit and wind down.

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Athens, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were visiting Nassau on a cruise, so we only had a few hours to explore. We chickened out of renting a scooter after seeing the roads/traffic in the area and had given up looking for the rum distillery when we settled on giving Junkanoo beach a try. It's only about a 15 minute walk from the cruise port, but... More 

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Delta Junction, AK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We spent a few hours here while docked in Nassau on a cruise. It was about a fifteen to twenty minute walk (with small kids and a stroller) from the cruise ship dock. The water was clear and clean. I was a little hesitant to come here (especially with kids) after reading reviews online about trash and broken glass, but... More 

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Latham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Want a great massage look no further. I was not looking for a massage when I was on Junkanoo Beach. I looked up and seen the sign for a $25 massage. I decided what the heck for only $25. Well I will tell you it was worth alot more than $25. She massaged hot oil on my back, neck, arms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Junkanoo beach is centrally located and free to enter. There are several food vendors, a bathroom with showers and scenic views of the cruise port. That is about the best part of my review. The sand on both ends of the beach was filled with broken glass, shells and what looked like junk. The water, while crystal clear, left a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

just came from a cruise where we stopped in Nassau and walked to Junkanoo beach. Nice close beach with food shacks and music. There is a brand new Food Shack on the beach called Seagull's and it was fabulous. (It is one of the first shacks on the beach past fat tuesdays) It is hard to find places that serve... More 

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