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.

Located near the heart of Cable Beach, this beach is on the North coast of New Providence. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Active couples and families who love being in the middle of all the action and meeting new people may never want to leave Cable Beach.

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.

There is also a concession stand available.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Cable Beach because there are public restrooms. Showers are provided for visitors, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that the region in which Cable Beach is located is rather congested, meaning you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Cable Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of New Providence; it's located near attractions like Royal Blue, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Cable Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal Blue Golf Course 1.2 mi. SE New Providence

Cities and Towns

Tourists here hoping to find further attractions will want to think about making the trip to Cable Beach, since it's nearby and is an area full of activity.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the following list.

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
SLS LUX at Baha Mar 1.0 mi. ESE Resort
Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar 1.0 mi. SE Resort
Sandyport Beaches Resort 1.0 mi. W Hotel
Baha Mar Casino & Hotel 1.2 mi. SE Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Poop Deck at Sandyport. The restaurant serves delicious International food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood and tapas.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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 in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on New Providence besides Cable Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Cable Beach is one of the features you love, think about checking out Junkanoo Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located three and a half miles to the east. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at Love Beach. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.

Another option worth considering is Delaporte Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Bahamas, and Cable Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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