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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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had a blast at Junkanoo Beach. About a 15 minute walk from cruise ship. Locals are pushy, but very friendly! Definitely go to the shack where the man is cooking jerk chicken in a barrel. hands down, best ever! The largest shack, not sure the name, tried to pull a fast one on us and tried to not give us... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were on a cruise and stopped at port Nassau. We went on a half day tour in the morning and back to ship for lunch, and after that we didn't want to wander too far to a beach that need transportation. So we took our tour guide's advise, just walked to this beach. It is about 10 - 15... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had a massage on the beach in a hut, could buy drinks and something to eat. Across the road from my hotel

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

so this beach is within walking distance of the cruise terminal. dont bother with a taxi its a waste. there are restrooms here and tons of beach side grills and bars. sit back relax watch the ships come in just dont be late and watch yours leave!!

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Alto, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Part of the beach was really nasty covered with broken glass and trash, but the further away from the restaurant, the cleaner it appeared to become. The water was clear and cool.

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Mt. Tabor, VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Busier than Cable Beach due to the incoming cruise ships and proximity to downtown Nassau. We did not take advantage of it but I was told that Fat Tuesday has some sort of all-you-can-drink for one price special for day guests.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good beach located close to the cruise ship. There are plenty of shops on the beach to serve food and drinks, plus many of them offer free wifi. Make sure you wear water shoes because the beach is rocky, however the water makes up for it.

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Latham, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This beach is OK, it is close to food and the cruise ships. You can find jet ski rentals there. Just negotiate with Elvis and tell him Jeff sent you. The sand was not the soft. if you want soft sand and smooth water go to Rose island. Just a short boat ride. Go to the local dock near the... More

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Pataskala, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The beach is rocky, but it is right around the corner from cool places like Senor Frogs and the cruise ship harbor. The water is beautiful though and the kids had a great time swimming.

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new orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We walked here from the cruise ship terminal and had an awesome day. The water was beautiful and there was easy access to food and drinks made with fresh fruit. We did however, have a couple of issues with getting chairs and umbrellas rented. First...realize that there are multiple people on the beach from whom you can rent a chair... More

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