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.

Positioned near the center of the island of Snake Cay, this beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Bahamas. While Snake Cay might be a little bit out of the way, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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 brings guests an angelic and serene escape, in part because the surrounding area is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Snake Cay. It is close to Pelican Cays National Park, which is situated five and a half miles to the southeast, and it is among the popular spots in the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more 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 mi. SE Great Abaco
Johnston Foundry & Gallery Art Gallery 9.4 mi. SSE Great Abaco
Pete's Pub & Gallery Art Gallery 9.4 mi. SSE Great Abaco
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Golf Course 10.9 mi. S Great Abaco

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Marsh Harbour, a town which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Marsh Harbour is about six miles (ten kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Snake Cay will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though beach-goers will find few places to stay nearby, those accommodations closest to Snake Cay are shown in the following list.

Accommodations near Snake Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 6.3 N Hotel
Conch Inn Hotel & Marina 6.4 N Hotel
Island Breezes Hotel 6.4 N Hotel


Though the area surrounding Snake Cay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill, which is four and a half miles away.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Snake Cay besides Snake Cay worth visiting.

You might also enjoy Cemetery Beach, found ten and a half miles away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Pelican Cays Beach is just right. It's located five miles to the east-southeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Garabonzo Beach, which is located six and a half miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Bahamas, and paying a visit to Snake Cay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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