Snake Cay

Snake Cay is a small islet off the east coast of Great Abaco Island, where visitors can go to enjoy the seclusion that comes from spending time on a nearly uninhabited island.

Located on the island of Snake Cay, this beach is on the South West edge of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. It's often said that Snake Cay is perfect for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Most other beaches in the Bahamas may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Snake Cay, but tend to be busier since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach

Snake Cay is accessible via a bridge from Great Abaco Island.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach at Snake Cay features dazzling emerald waters and a thin strip of white sand; just enough to lay out a blanket and soak up some sun.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

Snake Cay offers visitors an idyllic and tranquil retreat, in part because the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South West coast of Snake Cay. It is close to Pelican Cays National Park, which is located five and a half miles to the , and it is among the area's attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Snake Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Pelican Cays National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.3 SE Great Abaco
Conch Pearl Galleries Art Gallery 6.2 N Great Abaco
Johnston Foundry & Gallery Art Gallery 9.4 SSE Great Abaco
Pete's Pub & Gallery Art Gallery 9.4 SSE Great Abaco
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Golf Course 10.9 S Great Abaco

Cities and Towns

The town of Marsh Harbour is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Marsh Harbour is located roughly six miles (ten kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Snake Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 6.3 mi. N Hotel
Conch Inn Hotel & Marina 6.4 mi. N Hotel
Pelican Beach Villas 6.7 mi. N Hotel
Abaco Lodge 8.9 mi. NW Lodge


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill, which is four and a half miles away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Snake Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill (242) 577-2000 Caribbean Very Casual 4.6 mi. NE
Cracker P's Bar & Grill (242) 577-3139 American, Caribbean -- 5.0 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Snake Cay has many nice beaches, so Snake Cay is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Cemetery Beach, found ten and a half miles to the north-northeast. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Pelican Cays Beach offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found five miles to the east-southeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Garabonzo Beach, which is located six and a half miles to the northeast.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Bahamas, so visiting Snake Cay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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