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.

Located on Cat Island, near The Bight, Fernandez Bay Beach is on the South East edge of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Fernandez Bay Beach, since it's fun and active, but not usually over-crowded. If you want to avoid The Bahamas' highly secluded beaches, but don't want to compete with other beachgoers for a spot, Fernandez Bay Beach is worth a visit.

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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Fernandez Bay Beach on the South East coast of Cat Island. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Island Hoppinn, which is found pretty close-by. Some guests will want to walk here, while others will choose to take a cab out to this hotel, one of the most conveniently located booking options near Fernandez Bay Beach, despite the lack of additional attractions within driving distance.

Cities and Towns


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels nearby, the closest ones have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Fernandez Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Island Hoppinn 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Gilbert's Inn -- -- Hotel
Bridge Inn 1.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Hallover's Inn 1.6 mi. N Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat close to this coast, so you might want to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Cat Island has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another location you may want to try is New Bight Beach, located three miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, Fernandez Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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