Sun, sand, and gentle sea breezes. Treat yourself to all of these and more when you cruise to Nassau. The Bahamas’ most popular island is a hub for great food, entertainment and outdoor fun.
Nassau is the capital of the chain of islands known as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, Nassau is a popular vacation spot due to its year-round warm weather and natural beauty. The island is bustling with nightlife and casinos. Plus, it has some of the best beaches in The Bahamas. What’s not to love?
Once you step off the ship, it’s easy to access all the fun the island has to offer. Here are our top recommendations for stunning beaches in Nassau near your cruise port.
1. Blue Lagoon
A trip to Blue Lagoon Island is an experience you won’t soon forget. This private island is packed with fun ways to spend your day in port. From an aqua park with slides and rides to snorkeling and delicious food, we know you’ll love hanging out at Blue Lagoon. But the main attraction is a once in a lifetime opportunity – swim and interact with dolphins up close and personal! You’ll be amazed at how affectionate dolphins can be as they kiss, cuddle and swim with you during a 25-minute program. Learn more about these intelligent creatures and leave with photo evidence of your incredible experience.
Rest assured – this program is certified through the global American Humane Conservation program for the welfare and humane treatment of the animals under its care.
It’s no wonder this is one of the world’s most sought-after resorts. Once you arrive at Atlantis Aquaventure, you won’t want to leave. Atlantis Paradise Island’s water park is an impressive 141-acre waterscape featuring thrilling high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride, kids water-play fort, a shark lagoon, and so much more. Cool off in one of 20 refreshing swimming areas, enjoy beach access, or explore the renowned Atlantis marine habitat. Lunch included!
3. Balmoral Island Beach
Want to explore another Bahamian island? Hop on the ferry with us for a fun excursion to Balmoral Island! Warning – the pristine aqua-blue waters may take your breath away! The deluxe experience includes transportation, beach chair, and lunch. But that’s not all. There is something for everyone here from beach volleyball and ping pong to themed-bars and shopping. Take your pick from a dip in the ocean or one of two swimming pools. The day is yours to enjoy!
4. Cabbage Beach
For public beaches in Nassau Bahamas, Cabbage Beach is a top pick. This luxurious beach near the Atlantis resort is great for swimming, water-skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, or just enjoying the view. When you swim between designated flags, you’ll be under the gaze of the Atlantis resort’s lifeguards. So the whole family can swim worry-free. There are a variety of lively bars, restaurants, and shops lining the beach. And, it’s easily accessible on foot from Nassau’s harbor.
5. Cable Beach
For soft sand and crystal waters, vacationers flock to Cable Beach. This beach is your ultimate playground for fun in the sun, with many water sports, outdoor restaurants and a golf course. You’ll also find plenty of space for sunbathing or swimming at this public beach. Vacationers love this beach because the surf is calm and it’s not overloaded with people. Located just outside central Nassau, Cable Beach is easily one of the best beaches in The Bahamas.
6. Saunders Beach
Saunders Beach is east of Cable Beach and is a favorite for both locals and tourists. Tropical trees make this beach feel cozy and special. Saunders Beach is great for families since there’s a playground with swings and slides, plus restrooms onsite. There are also several manmade rock coves roped off for safe swimming. You won’t find any jet ski operators or big resorts here, which makes this a quiet and safe beach for some fun in the sun.
7. Love Beach
Love Beach is small, but with big charm. Imagine pretty, coarse white sand, natural rock pools, and comfy hammocks or cabanas. It’s easy to while the day away here just watching the ocean waves crashing against the rocks. There is also a children’s playground and freshwater pool. So, it’s a perfect place to bring the whole family. You’ll fall in love with Love Beach!
8. Coral Harbour Beach
Coral Harbour beach offers more of the incredible blue waters you’ve come to expect from The Bahamas. This lovely stretch of soft sand is lined with palms and Australian pine trees. You can access horseback riding tours from here… In an unpretentious area, this beach exudes charm and is the ultimate place to relax, on the south end of the island.
If your bucket-list is all about palm trees and sunshine, a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas could be your perfect travel destination. Visit one or all of the best beaches in Nassau. Try an island-themed cocktail (or two)! Catch up on some reading or catch some thrills on a jet ski or parasail adventure. Whatever your preference for vacation cruising fun, Nassau can deliver.