Camperdown Beach

Feel like the only person on the island at this isolated beach at the tip of one of the Bahamas' majestic Out Islands.

Located on the northeastern part of Arthurs Town, Camperdown Beach is on the North West edge of Cat Island. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Bahamas. While Camperdown Beach may be a little farther away, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

How to Access The Beach

Follow the west-bound route from Arthur's Town Airfield through the wilderness all the way to the opposite coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is long, thin, and remote. Jungle covers the interior on the northern part of Cat Island, so don't expect anything in the way of facilities, but do expect peace and solitude. The water is as stunning as any other in the Caribbean, but the surf can be rough at times.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Camperdown Beach offers a calm and serene enclave, as the surrounding region contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Camperdown Beach is on the North West coast of Cat Island. Guests might consider staying at the Boggie Pond Lodge, which is perhaps the most conveniently located place to stay reachable from Camperdown Beach, though you may not find too many other popular spots in the region.

Cities and Towns

It may take some traveling to get there, but is the closest town. though you may find some small-scale towns nearer to the beach.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

There is a pretty nice selection of hotel and resort options to pick from near the beach. The closest of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Camperdown Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Boggie Pond Lodge 3.9 W Hotel
Shannas Cove Resort 4.7 W Resort
Sammy T's Beach Resort 4.8 S Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Camperdown Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Cookie House. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Camperdown Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- -- -- --
Hot Spot Restaurant (242) 354-2076 Bar and grill Very Casual -- --
Shannas Cove Restaurant (242) 354-4249 Caribbean, International Informal 4.7 mi. W
Sapodilla Restaurant (242) 354-6009 Caribbean Very Casual 4.8 mi. S

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Cat Island you might like besides Camperdown Beach.

You may also want to consider Sammy T's Beach, which is located six miles away.

You may find that Camperdown Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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