Fernandez Bay Beach

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Despite the nearby resort property dotted with villas, Fernandez Bay remains a relatively secluded beach on Cat Island.

Positioned toward the center of Cat Island, close to The Bight, Fernandez Bay Beach is on the South East coast of the island, You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Fernandez Bay Beach stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Fernandez Bay Beach, but are usually more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
By taking the main road west from the airport, you will soon encounter Fernandez Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Scooping out a crescent shape into the west coast of Cat Island, Fernandez Bay features shining topaz waters and fine white sand. Behind the beach is a selection of villas.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Fernandez Bay Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South East coast of Cat Island. Armbrister Plantation Ruins is a quick cab ride away, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Fernandez Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Armbrister Plantation Ruins Historical Site 4.3 mi. SE Cat Island
The Hermitage Historical Site 4.4 mi. ESE Cat Island
Deveaux Plantation Ruins Historical Site 14.3 mi. SE Cat Island

Cities and Towns


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 major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Fernandez Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fernandez Bay Village 0.1 mi. SE Villa complex
Hallover's Inn and Suites 1.6 mi. N Hotel
Gilbert's Inn 2.9 mi. ESE Hotel


There aren't any restaurants near this location, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Fernandez Bay Beach on Cat Island.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is New Bight Beach, which is located not a great distance away, so a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, so visiting Fernandez Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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