Natural Attractions in Cable Beach

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Cable Beach itself is not the place to go to find any of the natural attractions that the Bahamas are known for, but it doesn't take much to get outside of the strip and see the important outdoor sites like nature preserves, caves, and parks.  There is even an aquarium to check out if you're looking to get out of the sun for a few hours. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to spend part of your vacation seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be happy to learn the area has an interesting nature preserve nearby.

Primeval Forest is a great nature preserve located 5.5 mi. South West of central Cable Beach. Primeval Forest National Park has only just recently been opened to the public, and is for the most part, undeveloped. Left to its natural state, this park is for nature enthusiast and experienced hikers.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Cable Beach
Name Type Location Island
Primeval Forest Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.5 mi. South West of Central Cable Beach New Providence

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Garden of Remembrance

Guests can spend some time in one of the many parks, or 3 botanical gardens nearby.

Harrold & Wilson Ponds National Park is situated 3.9 mi. Southeast of central Cable Beach. This National Park is the perfect spot for bird lovers vacationing on the Bahamas. Not only does the site feature a glorious abundance of bird life, but it also provides some outstanding educational offerings.

Another popular choice in this category is Garden of Remembrance. Built in honor of the Bahamian soldiers who have lost their lives in combat, this garden stands as a solemn reminder of the cost of war. The garden is dedicated namely to the soldiers from World Wars One and Two, as well as four marines whom were killed when their boat was stuck by a Cuban missile.

The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are displayed here:

Parks and Gardens Near Cable Beach
Name Type Location
Atlantis Lagoon Park 5.6 mi. East of Central Cable Beach
Bonefish Pond National Park Park 5.8 mi. South of Central Cable Beach
Garden of Remembrance Botanical Garden Downtown Nassau, 4.4 mi. East of Central Cable Beach
Harrold & Wilson Ponds National Park Park 3.9 mi. Southeast of Central Cable Beach
Malcom's Park Park 5.3 mi. East of Central Cable Beach
Rawson Square Park Downtown Nassau, 4.4 mi. East of Central Cable Beach
Rm Bailey Park Park 5.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach
The Retreat National Park Botanical Garden 6.4 mi. East of Central Cable Beach

Zoos and Aquariums

Ardastra Gardens

If the idea of passing some time surrounded by animals tickles your fancy, consider visiting Ardastra Gardens. You can easily reach Ardastra from downtown Nassau by catching a #10 bus that can be found in front of the McDonald's across from the Hilton Hotel. Simply tell the bus driver that you want to stop at Ardastra Gardens.

Another similar attraction is The Dig Aquarium. There are numerous, colorful ruins at the Dig that feature an even more numerous number of animals. The prime exhibits include the lobsters, lion-fish, grouper, seahorse, jellyfish, clown fish, and eel.

Check this table for more information about what's available.

Parks and Gardens Near Cable Beach
Name Type Location
Ardastra Gardens Zoo 3.0 mi. East of Central Cable Beach
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium 5.5 mi. East of Central Cable Beach

Of course, Cable Beach offers additional attractions. Go to this extended discussion regarding even more attractions if you want to find out some more facts.

 

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