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 like spending time seeing the local flaura and fauna? You may be pleased to know the area has a nice nature preserve nearby.

Primeval Forest is a 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

Vacationers can enjoy one of the many parks, as well as 3 botanical gardens nearby.

Harrold & Wilson Ponds National Park is located 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 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 available are summarized 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 concept of passing some time at the zoo tickles your fancy, consider visiting Ardastra Gardens. A trip to the zoo is like a walk through the jungle, with furry friends at every turn. Here, you will see over 200 animals that include lemurs, monkeys, and even jaguars.

Another related option is The Dig Aquarium. While "The Dig" may bring images of sand and dirt, that is not what you'll find here. The Dig at Atlantis is a stellar aquarium full of exotic exhibits themed to the sunk city of Atlantis.

You can look through the chart below for more information.

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

Bear in mind that Cable Beach has other attraction types. Click here to see our page about other interesting attractions for Cable Beach.

 

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