Western Esplanade Beach Nassau Bahamas

Photograph of Junkanoo Beach NassauThe Western Esplanade is the city beach for Nassau itself. It stretches westward from the British Colonial Hotel and has fine, soft sand, but it often is littered.

It does have public restrooms, changing facilities, and one or two snack bars close at hand, and there are a number of fast food restaurants within walking distance. Its popularity lies in its closeness to the city and to the relatively inexpensive small hotels on West Bay Street.

During Spring Break this beach becomes a seething mass of hot, excited, sweating bodies writhing to the rhythms of a hundred blaring radios. Still, if you’re staying close at hand, and don’t want to make the trip to either Cable Beach or Paradise Island, this might be the place for you.

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Getting There:

For visitors arriving by air, the Bahamas are served through Nassau by most US airlines and by international airlines from Canada and Europe, and to a slightly more limited degree through Freeport.

The Out Islands are served mainly by Bahamas Air via connections in Nassau and Freeport.

The Bahamas is also a major destination for the cruise ship industry

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