Nassau Beaches

Nassau & Paradise Island are home to some of the best beaches in the Bahamas

Nassau and Paradise Island boast some of the most breathtaking beaches in the Caribbean. Cable Beach, stretching over 2.5 miles along the northern coast of Nassau, is renowned for its powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. This beach offers a myriad of water sports activities, from jet skiing to parasailing, catering to adventure seekers and sun worshippers alike.

Paradise Island is home to the iconic Cabbage Beach, named for its lush vegetation lining the shore. With its gentle waves and pristine sand, it’s perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or simply unwinding under the warm Bahamian sun. Nearby, the quieter Cove Beach offers a secluded retreat with its tranquil ambiance and stunning views of the ocean.

For a taste of Bahamian culture, Junkanoo Beach in Nassau is a vibrant hotspot. Its lively atmosphere, lined with colorful beach bars and local vendors, provides a glimpse into the island’s festive spirit. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood delicacies and sip on tropical cocktails while soaking up the infectious rhythms of Junkanoo music.

Whether seeking adventure or relaxation, the beaches of Nassau and Paradise Island offer something for everyone, making them a must-visit destination for beach lovers worldwide. Checkout our beach guides below, and our helpful Map of Nassau Beaches at the bottom of this page.

Nassau Beaches

There are many popular beaches to choose from in Nassau. And we have helpfully separated those located on Paradise Island further below.

The Nassau Beaches on New Providence are roughly separated into West, Downtown and East. Out West is the Jaws Beach, Love Beach, Caves Beach and Cable Beach. In Downtown you will find the very busy Junkanoo Beach and Long Wharf Beach (Arawak Cay). There is also a private access beach at the British Colonial hotel in downtown Nassau. Further east is Montagu Beach at the historically significant Fort Montagu, protecting the eastern entrance to Nassau Harbour.

Paradise Island Beaches

Paradise Island is dominated by the beautiful Cabbage Beach, stretching for nearly 2 miles along the northern shoreline. And whilst it’s the most popular of the Paradise Island beaches, there are other beaches closeby which offer a more secluded experience.

The sprawling Atlantis Resort is home to two private beaches; The Cove Beach and Paradise Beach. These beaches require access with an Atlantis Day Pass or staying as an Atlantis Hotel Guest.

Far on the eastern shoreline of Paradise Island is Arawak Cay, surrounding the Paradise Island Ocean Club Golf Course; a lush green oasis of manicured fairways and golfing greens.

Map of Nassau Beaches

Explore the Beaches of Nassau, Paradise Island and nearby islands