West of Nassau, the snorkeling at Lyford Cay Beach offers plenty of sand flats and some coral heads to explore. The dive site is located about 12 miles west of Nassau. Keep an eye out for fire coral which packs a strong sting if you touch it.
To reach the snorkeling on New Providence Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). In case you'd like to do some snorkeling on the out islands from Nassau, you can either use Bahamas Air (which is known for late departures) or use the mail boat ferry service (393-1064).
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Love Beach off Nassau, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Lyford Cay Beach is the 10th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in New Providence Island.