Junkanoo Beach

Junkanoo Beach, Nassau: Address, Junkanoo Beach Reviews: 3.5/5

Junkanoo Beach
3.5
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laurie m
19 contributions
Extremely busy with loud music playing from beach bars. Water clear but smelling of gasoline. Beach chairs and umbrellas avaliale fro ental and showers and public toilets avaliable too. If you want a quiet secluded beach give this one a skip. If you were going for the drinks and the party this is great for you.
Written June 15, 2022
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atlanta1984
Los Angeles, CA146 contributions
I have mixed feelings about this beach. I absolutely loved the party vibes and thought $40 was reasonable for the two chairs and the umbrella. What kind of killed the mood was the guy who kept telling us, "Don't forget to tip yo boy." The thing is, we don't like carrying cash into areas like this because it's dangerous. I assumed most local touristy places accept credit or debit, but no, most places here demand cash. However, even if I had the cash readily available, it's not comfortable to be reminded every few minutes to tip. Other than that, I loved the fun loud music and being able to drink at the beach. You can't do that where I'm from (Southern California).

The ocean is beautiful and enjoyed the sights walking back to the ship. It was a bit scary when I separated from my husband for a bit, I immediately ran into a strange local guy who insisted on walking with me. I would not feel safe coming here alone. However, in a group it's a lot of fun.
Written May 16, 2022
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Gill K
Richland, WA127 contributions
Solo
This is a pleasant beach just an easy half mile (1 km) walk from the cruise ship pier. Rent a beach chair or bring a towel to lay on the sand for free.
Written April 27, 2022
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CarlBeitz
Lynden11 contributions
Friends
Wow. What a few years do to what was a nice relaxing beach. Vendors pushing and shoving, charging 40$ for 2 chairs and an umbrella. Overpriced and rude. Went farther down to a more public area. 10$ for an umbrella or 2 chairs. Beer overpriced on beach. Across road I’d a bar they sells bud light ice cold for 3$. The greedy locals are ruining a great area.
Written April 18, 2022
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Di’s travels
7 contributions
Couples
Junkanoo beach is set up for cruise passengers and drinkers. If you want loud and lively, this is the place for you. It’s over crowded and over priced in most of the shacks. If you want a quieter beach, keep walking down to Long Wharf which is the next beach up, and is beautiful.
Written March 26, 2022
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Iverson1172
Maui, HI36 contributions
Couples
We got off our ship this morning and walked to Junkanoo beach. The main road was under construction, so we were redirected down side streets. As soon as you are off the pier you are pursued by people trying to sell you something. We had a woman run out and grab us and slap bracelets on our wrists then demand money for them. Once at the beach the barrage of people trying to sell you something continued every 5 mins. If you say no, they sit down next to you and won’t stop talking til you give them money to go away. I love snorkeling so got away from them for the hour I was in the water. While the water is beautiful on the outside, the bottom is littered in garbage and pretty devoid of fish. We wanted to walk to Queen’s staircase after the beach, but decided to just go back to the ship. I think had we left the ship with the large groups of people a little later it would have been fine. If you book an excursion you would be fine as well. Some of the resorts offer day passes too, which wouldn’t be a bad idea. Not many times have I felt unsafe on vacation, but this was one of those times.
Written January 1, 2022
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fred5110
Newtown, PA639 contributions
Couples
Love this beach. Away from the hustle and bustle and filled with character. Great beach bars and food options. Good for people watching too
Written December 29, 2021
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,516 contributions
The day we went, the beach was very dirty/trashy. The water is beautiful though. This is about the only area that still has any kind of straw market left. We didn't stay long and there are definitely better beaches in Nassau.
Written November 2, 2021
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Brad H
Royse City, TX235 contributions
This is a very nice beach given its location close to downtown Nassau and the cruise line docks. We were fortunate enough to have the beach pretty much to ourselves. It was a weekday and we were between the cruise ships leaving and coming to port. Beaches are one of the MAIN reasons we travel to where we do. I am picky and critical but only because I have been spoiled and disappointed. It was good day, just local families. Mothers with their infants getting them used to the water and waves. We had some really nice and engaging conversations. The locals do a good job at keeping the beach clean. Its the tourist that are trashing the beaches. Witnessed it first hand. SAD. But we still had a good day at Junkanoo.
Written October 21, 2021
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Enrique Fuentes
San Salvador, El Salvador636 contributions
Family
You can go to this place to hang out and its really cheap to have sone beers and some snacks at the beach, and be at the shore and enjoy the sunset
Written August 19, 2021
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