Cable Beach

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This is one of the most popular Bahamanian beaches, and for good reason. It stretches on for over 2 miles and runs along many interesting shops, bars, resorts, and restaurants. If it's isolation and a feeling of remoteness you're after, this might not the place; but with its kid-friendly atmosphere and never-ending water sport options, this is a fantastic spot to take the whole family.

Positioned near the heart of Cable Beach, this beach is on the North coast of New Providence. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will like how easy it is to reach Cable Beach. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

How to Access The Beach

There are a number of ways to access this beach which runs alongside West Bay Street just east of Goodman Bay and Goodman Bay Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters, dip your feet in the blindingly white, powdery sand, learn to kiteboard, or lounge at one of the many top-class resorts. The opportunities abound here at this world-famous beach.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Restrooms are available at Cable Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off the sand. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Be mindful that Cable Beach's location is a bustling area, which means the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Cable Beach is on the North coast of New Providence. It is close to Crystal Palace Casino, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one attraction close-by.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Cable Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Crystal Palace Casino Casino 0.9 mi. ESE New Providence

Cities and Towns

Guests here seeking other opportunities for exploration might consider going to Cable Beach, because it's not far away and is an active, busy area.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings within driving distance. Some of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Cable Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Netties Place at Casuarinas -- -- Hotel
Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa 0.2 mi. E Resort
Westwind Club 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Marley Resort and Spa 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Blue Water Resort 0.5 mi. E Resort
Meliá Nassau Beach 0.8 mi. E Hotel
Wyndham Nassau & Crystal Palace Casino 0.9 mi. ESE Resort
Sandyport Beaches Resort 1.0 mi. W Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Poop Deck at Sandyport. The restaurant serves International cuisine. They also specialize in seafood and tapas.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Cable Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Poop Deck at Sandyport (242) 327-3325 International Informal 0.1 mi. E
Sbarro Cable Beach (242) 327-7711 Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSE
Nettie's Place Restaurant (242) 327-8153 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Olives Meze Grill (242) 327-6393 Greek, Mediterranean -- 0.2 mi. SE
Capriccio Ristorante (242) 327-8547 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Starbucks Cable Beach (242) 327-6112 American Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Indigo Cafe (242) 327-2524 Caribbean, International, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Domino's Cable Beach (242) 677-7200 Italian Very Casual 0.2 mi. ESE
China Wok -- Chinese -- 0.3 mi. ESE
Subway Cable Beach (242) 327-1782 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. ESE
Burger King Cable Beach -- American Very Casual 0.3 mi. ESE
Milano Bistro And Cafe -- -- -- 0.3 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on New Providence will have lots of options besides Cable Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Cable Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Junkanoo Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it three and a half miles to the east. If you're looking for something a little more private, Love Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

You may also enjoy Delaporte Beach, located only a short distance away.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Cable Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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