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 should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout the Bahamas are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Cable Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Cable Beach is the ultimate convenience.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Cable Beach. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Remember to take into account that the area surrounding Cable Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, which means you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the North coast of New Providence; this area boasts other attractions such as Royal Blue, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Cable Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal Blue Golf Course 1.0 mi. SE New Providence

Cities and Towns

This beach is near Cable Beach, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Those visiting Cable Beach who are seeking a little additional excitement will want to consider making the trip to Cable Beach, which is nearby and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a good number of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient possibilities are seen in the list 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
SLS 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

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Cable Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Poop Deck at Sandyport. The restaurant serves International food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood and tapas.

A few nearby dining options are listed 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

There are multiple beaches to discover on New Providence, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another location you might enjoy is Junkanoo Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located three and a half miles to the east. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Love Beach. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.

You might also want to visit Delaporte Beach, located a mile and a half away.

You may find that Cable Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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