Beaches in the Bahamas

Beaches in The Bahamas offer everything from snorkeling to seclusion

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Because The Bahamas are made up of more than 700 islands, travelers have plenty of opportunities to find a stretch of beach that perfectly suits their vacation needs. If you're interested in seclusion, however, keep in mind that many of the islands' more crowded beaches are popular for good reason. You can take comfort knowing that while some of the most well-known beaches in The Bahamas are on popular islands, many smaller islands offer an amazing beach experience all their own.

Beaches Map

Below you can find some information on some of the most popular beaches in the Bahamas. However, to see all the beaches these islands have to offer, visit our local guides to areas like Port Lucaya, Cable Beach, the Bimini Islands, and others.

From rollicking watersports to romantic walks, beaches in The Bahamas offer a wide range of options. On one hand, this variety is a great opportunity for vacationers to explore a variety of outdoor escapes. Finding the perfect beach for you can be a little daunting, however.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll find a large number of beaches to choose from in the area. Regardless of whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you can find what you want. For a detailed guide to any of these beaches simply click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach: On the western coast of Paradise Island is the stunning Paradise Beach. Both motorized and non-motorized water sports are available here, as well as other water activities including diving and snorkeling.

Another alternative to consider is Plum Creek Beach. Exotic and secluded, Plum Creek Beach is located on a series of small cays off the South side of Eleuthera Island.

Hawk's Nest Beach: On the southern tip of Cat Island is Hawk's Nest Beach, a beach most frequented by guests of the Hawk's Nest Resort & Marina.

Be sure to look at the following table to learn more about beaches that can be found in the area.

Beaches In the Bahamas
Name Location Island Coast
Abraham's Bay Beach 5.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Acklins Island Acklins Island East
Airport Beach 7.3 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour Eleuthera North West
Alabaster Beach 6.6 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour Eleuthera North West
Alice Town Beach 1.0 mi. West of Central Pigeon Cay North Bimini South West
Alligator Bay Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island North West
Andros Lighthouse Beach 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Andros Town North Andros Island East
Arawak Beach 3.1 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau New Providence South East
Bahama Beach 1.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Holmes Rock Grand Bahama Island West
Bahama Princess Beach 3.0 mi. South West of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island South West
Barbary Beach 3.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Freetown Grand Bahama Island South West
Barefoot Beach 5.2 mi. North of Central Coopers Town Spanish Cay Southeast
Bat Hole Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island North West
Ben Bay Beach 6.8 mi. Northwest of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Big Bay Beach 11.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Abrams Bay Mayaguana West
Bight 'O Bay Beach 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay East
Bimini Bay Beach 0.1 mi. Northwest of Central North Bimini North Bimini North-Northwest
Bimini Reef Club Beach 1.6 mi. West of Central South Bimini South Bimini West
Bimini Sands Beach 1.4 mi. South West of Central Pigeon Cay South Bimini Northwest
Blister Beach 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central North Bimini North Bimini North
Bonefish Bay 2.1 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island North West
Bonefish Pond Beach 4.8 mi. South West of Central Nassau New Providence South
Bottom Harbour Beach 3.1 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Browney Beach 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera South East
Buttonwood Beach 0.8 mi. East of Central James Cistern Eleuthera North East
Cabbage Beach 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Potters Cay New Providence South
Cable Beach 0.2 mi. West of Central Cable Beach New Providence North
Camperdown Beach Arthurs Town, Central the Bahamas Cat Island North West
Cape Santa Maria Beach Central the Bahamas Long Island North West
Casuarina Beach 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Potters Cay New Providence North West
Cemetery Beach 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Man of War Cay Man of War Cay South East
Chub Cay Southeast Beach 1.4 mi. East of Central Chub Cay Chub Cay South East
Chub Cay Southwest Beach 1.8 mi. West of Central Chub Cay Chub Cay South
Churchill Beach 0.4 mi. West of Central Smith's Point Grand Bahama Island South West
Cistern Cay Beach 2.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Coco Bay Beach 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fiddle Cay Green Turtle Cay Northwest
Coco Plum Beach Central the Bahamas Great Exuma North West
Coconut Cove Beach George Town, Central the Bahamas Great Exuma West
Colonial Beach 3.6 mi. North of Central Nassau New Providence North East
Columbus Beach 6.0 mi. East of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island Northeast
Columbus Harbour Central the Bahamas Long Island North West
Cool Bay 7.6 mi. Northwest of Central Great Inagua Inagua North
Coral Beach William's Town, Western part of the Bahamas Grand Bahama Island South West
Coral Harbour Beach 5.1 mi. South West of Central New Providence New Providence South West
Cotton Bay Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South
Cross Harbour Great Abaco Great Abaco South
Crossings Beach 1.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central Marsh Harbour Great Abaco North
Current Bay Beach 4.9 mi. Northwest of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Cutlass Bay Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island South East
Da Flat Adelaide Beach 3.4 mi. South of Central Old Fort Bay New Providence South West
Deal's Beach Central the Bahamas Long Island North West
Delaporte Beach 1.7 mi. West of Central Cable Beach New Providence North
Devil's Point Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island South
Double Bay Beach 3.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera South East
Driftwood Beach 4.3 mi. East of Central Alice Town Eleuthera North West
East Palm Beach Freeport, Western part of the Bahamas Grand Bahama Island South West
Eastern Head Beach 11.8 mi. South of Central Great Inagua Inagua South
Elbow Cay Beach 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay South East
Emerald Bay Beach Central the Bahamas Great Exuma North West
Farquharson Beach 10.5 mi. North of Central Matthew Town Inagua North West
Fernandez Bay Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island South East
Flipper Beach 0.9 mi. South West of Central Clifton Bay New Providence West
Fortune Beach 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Smith's Point Grand Bahama Island South West
Fowl Cay Beach Central the Bahamas Fowl Cay Southeast
Galloway's Landing Beach 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Clarence Town Long Island South East
Garabonzo Beach 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay South
Gaulding Cay Beach 1.7 mi. West of Central Clifton Bay -- North
Gaulding's Cay Beach 3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Gregory Town Eleuthera North West
Gert Bay Beach 5.1 mi. Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera Southeast
Gillam Bay Beach 5.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Southeast
Goat Cay Beach 1.8 mi. North of Central Andros Town North Andros Island West
Gold Rock Beach 6.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Bahama Island Grand Bahama Island South West
Goodman Beach 1.8 mi. East of Central Cable Beach New Providence North
Governors Harbour Beach 0.2 mi. South West of Central Governors Harbour Eleuthera South-Southeast
Greenwood Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island South East
Grotto Beach 7.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island South West
Guana Cay Beach 3.1 mi. Northwest of Central Great Guana Cay Great Abaco North East
Hamburger Beach Central the Bahamas Stocking Island North West
Hamilton Land Beach 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central Alice Town Eleuthera North West
Hawk's Nest Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island South
Hawksbill Beach 2.3 mi. Southeast of Central Wild Goose Town Grand Bahama Island South West
Heastie Bay Beach 17.3 mi. South West of Central Acklins Island Acklins Island Southeast
Hidden Beach 1.8 mi. East of Central Alice Town Eleuthera North West
Holiday Beach 1.3 mi. North of Central Alice Town Eleuthera North West
Holmes Bay Beach 5.4 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour Eleuthera Northwest
Honeymoon Cove Beach 1.9 mi. East of Central Potters Cay New Providence South East
Hooper's Bay Beach George Town, Central the Bahamas Great Exuma West
Hope Town Beach 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay North East
Island Seas 1.7 mi. South of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island South West
Islandia Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South-Southeast
Jack Bay 6.5 mi. East of Central the vicinity of Inagua Inagua North
Jacks Bay Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South
James Point Beach Eleuthera Eleuthera North West
Jolly Hall Beach George Town, Central the Bahamas Great Exuma West
Junkanoo Beach Nassau, Western part of the Bahamas New Providence North East
La Shante Beach Central the Bahamas Great Exuma East
Lantern Head Beach 12.6 mi. South-Southeast of Central Great Inagua Inagua South
Leeward East Beach 4.8 mi. East of Central Nassau New Providence East
Lighthouse Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South
Loggerhead Point Beach 14.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Little Inagua Inagua North
Long Bay Beach 5.5 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island South West
Long Point Nassau, Western part of the Bahamas New Providence South East
Love Beach 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central Old Fort Bay New Providence West
Love Hill Beach 2.3 mi. Northwest of Central Andros Town North Andros Island East
Lover's Beach 1.1 mi. North of Central Gregory Town Eleuthera North West
Lower Bogue Beach 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Lower Bogue Eleuthera Northwest
Lucayan Beach 2.5 mi. East of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island South West
Lyford Cay Beach 0.9 mi. West of Central Lyford Cay New Providence West
Man-O-War Point Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island North West
Marina Harbour Reef Beach Central the Bahamas Great Exuma East
Mason's Bay Beach 12.3 mi. Northeast of Central Acklins Island Acklins Island West
Montagu Bay Beach Nassau, Western part of the Bahamas New Providence South
Morgan's Bluff Beach 2.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Nicholls Town North Andros Island North
Nathan’s Bay Beach 1.2 mi. North of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay North
New Bight Beach The Bight, Central the Bahamas Cat Island South East
Nicholl's Town Beach 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Nicholls Town North Andros Island North
Nirvana Beach 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Gambier New Providence West-Northwest
North Beach 1.9 mi. West of Central Abrams Bay Mayaguana West
North Beach 3.6 mi. Northwest of Central Andros Town Central Andros North East
North East Point Beach 11.0 mi. South of Central Little Inagua Inagua North East
North Rum Cay Beach 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Rum Cay Rum Cay North East
North Victoria Hill Beach 2.5 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island North West
North West Point Beach 10.8 mi. North of Central Matthew Town Inagua North West
Northside Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South-Southeast
Ocean Beach 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Fiddle Cay Green Turtle Cay East
Old Bight Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island South East
Old Fort Bay 2.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Old Fort Bay New Providence West
Old Fort Marina Beach 0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Old Fort Bay New Providence West
Orange Creek Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island North West
Orange Hill Beach 2.0 mi. West of Central Olde Town Sandyport New Providence North
Palacca Point Beach 8.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Great Inagua Inagua North
Pampey Bay Beach 1.2 mi. West of Central Acklins Island Acklins Island Northwest
Paradise Beach 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Potters Cay New Providence South West
Paradise Beach 0.2 mi. South West of Central Gregory Town Eleuthera North West
Pelican Cays Beach 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Channel Cay Great Abaco Southeast
Pelican Point Beach 0.1 mi. West of Central Pelican Point Grand Bahama Island East
Pigeon Cay Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island North West
Pink Sands Beach Dunmore Town, Western part of the Bahamas Harbour Island North
Pirates Cove Beach 0.7 mi. North of Central Potters Cay New Providence South West
Pleasant Bay Beach 8.9 mi. Southeast of Central South Andros Island South Andros Island South East
Plum Creek Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South
Poponi Beach 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera East-Southeast
Porgy Bay Beach 0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central North Bimini North Bimini North West
Port Nelson Beach 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Rum Cay Rum Cay South East
Queen's Beach 3.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera South East
Radio Beach 1.1 mi. West of Central Pigeon Cay North Bimini South West
Rainbow Bay Beach 3.4 mi. East of Central Alice Town Eleuthera Northwest
Ridley Head 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Spanish Wells Eleuthera Northwest
Rocky Harbour Beach 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Great Inagua Inagua North
Rose Island West End Beach 6.7 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau New Providence North West
Russell Island Beach 1.9 mi. West of Central North Eleuthera North Eleuthera North
Saddle Cay Beach Central the Bahamas Normans Cay North
Salt Kettle Beach 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Spanish Wells Eleuthera Northwest
Sammy T's Beach Central the Bahamas Cat Island North West
Sandy Cay 4.4 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown Sandy Cay South
Sandy Point 7.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island South West
Savannah Sound Beach 5.7 mi. Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera Southeast
Shell Beach 2.0 mi. South West of Central Pigeon Cay South Bimini West
Ship's Channel Cay Central the Bahamas Ship Channel Cay East
Skeleton Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South
Small Hope Bay Beach 1.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Andros Town North Andros Island East
Small Hope Beach 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Andros Town Central Andros North East
Smuggler's Beach 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Alice Town Eleuthera North West
Smugglers Beach 3.1 mi. East of Central Alice Town Eleuthera Northwest
Snake Cay 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Snake Cay Snake Cay South West
Snorkeler's Cove Beach 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Potters Cay New Providence South East
Snow Bay Beach 7.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island South
Sommerset Creek Beach 2.7 mi. Southeast of Central Andros Town North Andros Island East
South Bay Beach 4.4 mi. East of Central Matthew Town Inagua South
South Beach Nassau, Western part of the Bahamas New Providence South East
South East Point Beach 15.6 mi. Southeast of Central Great Inagua Inagua South East
South Ocean Beach 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Clifton Bay New Providence West
South Palmetto Point 1.1 mi. South of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera South East
South Rum Cay Beach 1.3 mi. South of Central Rum Cay Rum Cay South
South Yamacraw Hill Beach 4.1 mi. East of Central Nassau New Providence East
Spanish Wells Beach 0.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Spanish Wells North Eleuthera North
Spook Hill Beach 0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central North Bimini North Bimini North
Stocking Island Beach Central the Bahamas Stocking Island South East
Sugar Beach 2.3 mi. Southeast of Central Goat Cay Great Harbour Cay North-Northwest
Surfer's Beach 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Gregory Town Eleuthera North West
Surfer's Beach 3.5 mi. Northwest of Central Alice Town Eleuthera Northwest
Tahiti Beach 3.0 mi. South West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay South West
Taino Beach 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island South West
Taino Beach 3.8 mi. East of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island South West
Tay Bay Beach 5.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Mano Creek Eleuthera North
Ten Bay Beach 4.5 mi. Southeast of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera South East
Three Sisters Beach Central the Bahamas Great Exuma North West
Tiki Hut Beach 1.4 mi. South West of Central Pigeon Cay South Bimini Northwest
Tippy's Beach 2.5 mi. East of Central Governors Harbour Eleuthera East-Southeast
Treasure Cay Beach 0.1 mi. West of Central Treasure Cay Great Abaco North
Tropic Of Cancer Beach Central the Bahamas Great Exuma East
Turtle Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South-Southeast
Twin Beaches 2.6 mi. East of Central Alice Town Eleuthera Northwest
Twin Sisters Beach 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
Unique Village Beach 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central North Palmentton Point Eleuthera East-Southeast
Western Esplanade Beach Nassau, Western part of the Bahamas New Providence North East
Whale Point Beach 2.4 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town Eleuthera Northwest
White Road Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South-Southeast
White Sound Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fiddle Cay Green Turtle Cay Northwest
Whiteland Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South
William's Town Beach William's Town Beach, Western part of the Bahamas Grand Bahama Island South West
Winding Bay Beach Central the Bahamas Eleuthera South-Southeast
Xanadu Beach Xanadu Beach, Western part of the Bahamas Grand Bahama Island South West

Bear in mind, The Bahamas is home to other attractions. Navigate to this extended discussion regarding even more attractions if you're seeking some more facts.

As mentioned, these are only a fraction of the beaches in the Bahamas. Make sure to see our local guides for details on all the beaches in the Bahamas. Some of the most popular destinations are listed below.

Beach Destinations in the Bahamas
The Abaco Islands
The Bimini Islands
Cable Beach
Eleuthera
Grand Bahama
Great Exuma
 

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