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West Bay St and Nassau St, Nassau, New Providence Island
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All reviews cruise port within walking distance minute walk rent chairs close to downtown tiki hut an umbrella few hours fish fry jerk chicken nice walk beautiful water clear water senor frogs conch fritters lounge chairs white sand
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Reviewed today

The beach is fine, right off the downtown area of Nassau. You have to walk past this massive construction site and so much traffic on the road. Apart from that, which quite frankly, sucks, it's a great beach. Lots of people and the locals clearly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NewnanBrit
Reviewed yesterday

It's a short 15 minute walk from downtown, and you'll end up there anyway just from walking around exploring the city. Don't expect much, not particularly clean but it's relaxing and lots of people around (mostly cruise ship tourists).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NYTraveler987
Reviewed yesterday

This is an easy to reach beach and I was super impressed with the water quality so close to the port. The service was great and this was one of the highlights of my Bahama cruise

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Orvest L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed fresh Jerk chicken, peas with rice and mac and cheese. This beach is centrally located in the downtown area with many tourists.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Monica B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a 15 minute walk from the port! We visit the same beach each time we visit Nassau. We personally love it! Like a previous review stated clean up after yourselves. I even helped a return visitor pickup trash on a previous trip. I can't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank annacZ5034RG
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were here for a cruise stop although not our first choice as it was a detour stop after not making it to Cozumel . Junkanoo beach is close and within walking distance . Pretty sand and beautiful water. Just be prepared to be haggled...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank joanna k
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kinda rocky/seashells, so bring beach shoes. The sand isn't raked often so lots of seaweed and trash. But, it's the closest beach to the ships, there are a few little food shacks, and you can get drinks and a chair with umbrella for about $30....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mzdreamer7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here on a stop with Carnival. Maybe 15 min walk. Lots of construction careful with traffic. Drinks are cheap atmosphere was fun. I will say if you come to this beach CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF!!! we rented chairs from the locals and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank destinbeachgrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little public Beach not far from Downtown with Cheap Drinks and Cheap Eats! Try the Bikini Hut great Food! Cold Beer!

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank marshmitchell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view, safe swimming, friendly folks, delicious food from vendors! They even have public bathrooms with showers. We had a fantastic day.

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank IG_Truant_Traveler
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January 7, 2019|
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Response from jrglade | Reviewed this property |
When I was there it was all sand and no construction in sight
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Chad M | Reviewed this property |
No it's not a good spot for that
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Eleanor S | Reviewed this property |
We visited from the cruise ship we were on, and as it's a public beach, I don't think it would be included with any all inclusive package, but it's worth going to visit for the day!!
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Junkanoo Beach/Snorkle (3 Replies)
Can you rent snorkel gear at Junkanoo beach?
January 15, 2018|
Response fromTigervette|
I never saw any info. here about snorkel gear rental at Junkanoo Beach.
Grand Bahama Island
Junkanoo postponed to this coming saturday eve 5th 2007 (1 Reply)
Grand Bahama Junkanoo parade postponed to this coming saturday eve 5th 2007
January 02, 2008|
Response fromDaPotcake|
january 5th. sorry.
Columbus, Ohio
Beach & Atalantis but which Beach? (2 Replies)
We will be in Nassau for a short time (12pm-6pm). We would like to see Atlantis (the free stuff) and then go to a beach. Would it be best to go to Cable, Cabbage or Junkanoo Beach? I've heard that Junkanoo is closer to the cruise port so I thought that might be a good idea to head back to the port after Atlantis. But since I don't know the proximity of Cable or Cabbage Beach to Atlantis or the cruise port, I thought I'd ask here. Would it be worth getting a $25 day pass at the Sheraton on...More
August 20, 2010|
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With a short port of call of only 6 hours, going to Atlantis (Paradise Island) with getting there and back, and walking around will take up most of your stay. Cabbage Beach is just to the east of the Atlantis resort. There are two ways to get to Atlantis. One is the water taxi that crosses the harbor to PI. Trip takes about 15-20 minutes, and is $3 pp each way. It's not the fastest option, as the boats do not leave until they are full. The water taxis can be found just to the right as you...More