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.

Situated on the island of Snake Cay, this beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Snake Cay may be a little harder to reach, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

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, public restrooms aren't available.

If you tend to like shores which bring visitors a peaceful haven, then you may want to try Snake Cay; it is back in a less urbanized section of Snake Cay.

What's Nearby


Snake Cay is on the South West coast of Snake Cay. Pelican Cays National Park is situated five and a half miles away, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Snake Cay is close to Marsh Harbour, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Marsh Harbour is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Marsh Harbour is a car ride off, about six miles (ten kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels close-by, the closest ones are shown in the table below.

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


While the area surrounding Snake Cay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill, which is four and a half miles to the northeast.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Snake Cay, and Snake Cay is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Cemetery Beach, situated ten and a half miles away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Pelican Cays Beach. It's located five miles to the east-southeast.

You may also enjoy Garabonzo Beach, which is located six and a half miles to the northeast.

Snake Cay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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