Bat Hole Beach

Located on Pigeon Cay's northeast coast, Bat Hole Beach is named for a nearby lake called Bat Hole.

Located on Cat Island, close to Arthurs Town, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Bahamas. While Bat Hole Beach might be a little harder to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Bat Hole Beach is backed by miles of thick green forest, which leads right up to the white sands. Rolling ashore are deep blue waters with slightly choppy waters.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you go for beach days that bring guests a quiet place to escape, then you may want to try Bat Hole Beach; it is found within a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Cat Island. Accommodations nearby include the Boggie Pond Lodge, which is perhaps the most conveniently located place to stay reachable from Bat Hole Beach, despite there not being too many other nearby attractions.

Cities and Towns

It is a bit of a drive, but is the closest populated region. though you may find some small-scale towns nearer to the beach.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a fairly wide range of hotels to choose from close to Bat Hole Beach. The closest of which have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Bat Hole Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Boggie Pond Lodge 2.6 mi. SSW Hotel
Orange Creek Inn 3.2 mi. SW Hotel
Shannas Cove Resort 3.2 mi. SW Resort
Pigeon Cay Beach Club 3.5 mi. SW Hotel
Tail Winds Resort -- -- Cottages
Sammy T's Beach Resort 8.0 mi. SSE Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. Shannas Cove Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International cuisines. They are also known for their seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Bat Hole Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Shannas Cove Restaurant (242) 354-4249 Caribbean, International Informal 3.2 mi. SW
Hot Spot Restaurant (242) 354-2076 Bar and grill Very Casual -- --
Cookie House (242) 354-2027 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Da Smoke Pot 354-2094 -- -- -- --
Da Smoke Pot (242) 354-2077 Bar and grill Very Casual -- --
Hard Rock Oasis (242) 354-2159 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Bat Hole Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another option worth considering is Sammy T's Beach, which is located not too far away, and can be reached in a taxi.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but taking a swim at Bat Hole Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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