Saunders Beach

Saunders Beach, New Providence Island: Address, Saunders Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Saunders Beach
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Popular spot for lounging and swimming, especially on the weekends.
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Heather B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada351 contributions
Dec 2019
Beach about an hour walk from the downtown area, but you walk along the fish fry to get there. Lots of little snails and hermit crabs near the beach.
Great view looking out, gas station for snacks located nearby.
Written February 20, 2020
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Sonji G
Ohio8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
What I liked about it is that it is very quiet and there’s not a lot of people. It is very pretty but there’s a busy road behind you and industrial oil wells to the right of you. I just sat with my back to the oil wells and then you feel like you’re on a private island. However, you can hear the sounds of the trucks on the street behind you. There were rock formations and by kids were able to find some wildlife on those.
Written January 18, 2020
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309tony
Fredericton, Canada33 contributions
May 2019
We stayed in an Airbnb in the subdivision right behind this beach, so we spent most days there. No crowds ever. Some days we would literally be the only 2 people for hours. Good sand, swimming, and public washrooms, plus security guards. We loved it!
Written May 4, 2019
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Jen
Michigan222 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We made the choice to do a quiet, inexpensive outing during this port stop on our Royal Caribbean cruise. As a family of 6, this was a perfect solution.

The hardest part was getting out of the labyrinth of the cruise port (and being nearly accosted and followed in attempts to sell us things) and finding the jitney "station" which was near an ice cream store a little ways from the straw market. We hopped on the number 10 and told the driver where we were headed. It stopped right at a shell gas station right across the street from the beach.

We nearly had the entire beach to ourselves. There was a playground and small restroom area. The beach was guarded by two security guards (who even chased away a couple stray dogs for us). The sand and water were very clean minus some seaweed areas.

We stayed for about 90 minutes for just some quiet beach time before heading back to the ship. We stood next to the road by the bathrooms and soon a jitney #10 came by, flashed their lights, we waved, and they stopped so we could get on. We road it all the way back to their waiting area near the straw market.

It was a peaceful and cheap excursion for us! Plus you get a taste of local culture! We actually felt much safer here than we did in the cruise port area!
Written April 10, 2019
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Marina M
Newport News, VA258 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Loved it here! The highlight of our cruise to the Bahamas.

There was a security guard in the parking lot, a rest room attendant (no TP though!) and a Shell station for snacks across the street, plenty of trash cans, and beautiful water with beautiful views of the island where they do sting ray and dolphin excursions.

You can take the #10 or #12 purple bus back to the port terminal for $1.50 US per person if you need. The buses came by every 15-20 minutes on Christmas Eve.

Best choice to come here! We would do it again.
Written December 27, 2018
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Josh29902
Beaufort, SC229 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Nice beach to stop by and enjoy some beach time. There is a restroom here and a playground. There was also security there.
Written December 9, 2018
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CyndyandByron
Bridgeton, NJ910 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We walked a short distance to this peaceful beach from our apartment. There was one small group there with us. No one else except for a rasta fisherman further away down the beach. Security patrol this area and there were very few vendors around to pester you to buy island crafts. A few motor boats could be seen from the shore, but they in no way interfered with this tranquil area. The water was gentle and a good place for families with small children. There are convenience stores and fast food franchises near this beach. Hope everyone does not hear about this beach or it will get crowded, too!!
Written November 6, 2018
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Allisandre
White Rock, Canada4 contributions
Apr 2018
At Saunders Beach you can swim with the fish. The water is crystal clear so that you can always see the sand. You don't have to worry about sharks or such. Also, there are always beach vendors willing to provide/sell snacks, etc.
Written July 15, 2018
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Aly S
Salt Lake City, UT4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
After reading previous reviews, we decided to try this beach. It was awesome! There was some dried seaweed in places on the beach, but not bad at all for us, and no trash. Perfect beach for peace, quiet, and relaxation. Bathrooms were clean and two security guards were on the sidewalk near the beach keeping an eye on things. We took the #10 Jitney Bus to the beach for $1.25 per person. Just ask someone when you get off the cruise ship where to catch the #10 bus. It wasn't difficult at all. Our driver missed the beach stop, but immediately turned around and dropped us off when we notified him. It was just my husband and I and we went on a Sunday. We were the only ones there for quite awhile. 5 other families showed up eventually, but that was it. Nice gentle waters for swimming, and good sand for relaxing on.
Written May 7, 2018
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SportsFan2007
SportsFan200750 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
recently visited this beach when on a cruise, greatly preferred it to other beaches I have been to in Nassau as it was ALOT less crowded (as a few more minutes away from port then super touristy beaches) and it has a playground that can keep little kids busy for a bit. taxi cab was $4 a person there and they had security at beach who will help you get a taxi back and also hopefully make you feel secure (if nervous about being at a beach that is empty at times). there was a gas station market right across the street where one could get reasonable sodas and snacks which was also nice perk.
Written May 1, 2018
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