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.
Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation under the open sky? You might be happy to find out that the area has a nice nature preserve nearby.
Primeval Forest is a popular nature preserve located 5.5 mi. South West of central Cable Beach. The Primeval Forest is located in southwest New Providence.
|Primeval Forest||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.5 mi. South West of Central Cable Beach||New Providence|
Travelers can enjoy 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 attraction 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 worth looking into are summarized in the following chart.
|Park||5.6 mi. East of Central Cable Beach|
|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|
|Park||5.3 mi. East of Central Cable Beach|
|Park||Downtown Nassau, 4.4 mi. East of Central Cable Beach|
|Park||5.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach|
|The Retreat National Park||Botanical Garden||6.4 mi. East of Central Cable Beach|
If the idea of passing some time at the zoo tickles your fancy, consider visiting Ardastra Gardens. Despite its name, Ardastra Gardens is actually a full-fledged zoo and conservation area. Guests can explore the jungle habitats of many wild animals, and are even encouraged to bring quarters for the feed stations.
Another related option 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.
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|Ardastra Gardens||Zoo||3.0 mi. East of Central Cable Beach|
|The Dig Aquarium||Aquarium||5.5 mi. East of Central Cable Beach|
Keep in mind, Cable Beach has other attractions. For more about other attractions, follow this link.
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