Junkanoo Beach on Nassau by the ship's dock
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we are going to Nassau in December and will not be going back!!!
Sheraton is our stop this time!!
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2 very different reports. Anyone else with a review?The government cleaned it up for spring break 2010 and has been pretty good at maintaining the security and cleanliness so far.
They have new concession stands, restrooms have been renovated and are cleaned and maintained regularly. There are "staff" renting chaise loungers and umbrellas and some simple vendors as well.
The beach has been kept pretty clean from debris.. although there is sometimes things that come in to the shoreline (along all beaches, not just this one).
It's across the street from the police station, so we haven't had a problem with vagrants this season as we had in the past.
If the gov't continues to maintain this property.. it should remain a very nice "free" beach for cruisers and those who rent rooms that are not on the beach.
In the past, this beach was a mess.. I'm happy to report that's no longer the case.
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How do I get there from the cruise ship? Do I take the #10 bus? Is it near fish fry?It's a short 12-15 min walk from the dock.. just head west along the wharf towards senor frogs. Make a left and walk around the British Colonial Hilton Property and you are at the Beach entrance.
You COULD take the #10 bus... it's just short of the fish fry.
Vendors are there if you want them, but not intrusive if you don't. Can rent chairs or put down a towel or blanket on the beach for free. Can buy food on the beach, or bring it from take-away store nearby. My friend bought an anklet from one of the vendors walking the beach; I didn't buy anything, but we chatted for a while, and she told us where to get great fresh conch salad:
We walked the length of the beach to get to Arawalk Cay ("Fish Fry") where there is great conch salad, frozen drinks and other yummies -- my new favorite spot in Nassau! On the way back my friend and I stopped and had a massage on the beach for $10 each.
Yes, there was a local vagrant making trouble with some of the vendors; the massage lady said he was often a problem, and they called the police to get him to leave. (Since I am from New York, this really was not a big deal for me!)
I certainly felt safe, and I have gone swimming in this water many times; wish I could upload photos from various trips to this spot -- I love getting a picture with either me or my traveling companion in the water with the lighthouse or the cruise ship(s) in the background.
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If you want a free beach, take a taxi to Goodman's Beach, or walk there if you're in shape. It's still not great, but it's a LOT better than Junkanoo.
Been a while since anyone reported? Any new information?there's tons of current information about this beach. Try a thread from 2012
there's tons of current information about this beach. Try a thread from 2012And where can i find that?
Or do a search on this board for Junkanoo but know that there is one in Nassau and Freeport.
These boards are funny. You have people start a new thread even though there are existing threads on virtually the same subject on the front page, but then you have people who do actually use the search function and end up pulling up outdated threads from years ago.
Just peruse the board. Read. There are plenty of recent threads about the beaches and which are best for families, activities, all-inclusive, free, etc.
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