Hawk's Nest Beach

On the southern tip of Cat Island is Hawk's Nest Beach, a beach most frequented by guests of the Hawk's Nest Resort & Marina.

Located on the southern coast of Cat Island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Hawk's Nest Beach stands out because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach
Heading north east from Hawk's Nest Creek Airport will lead you along the coast to Hawk's Nest Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you happen to enjoy sunny days that provide a serene experience, then you will want to try Hawk's Nest Beach; it's back in a more rural area of Cat Island.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of Cat Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Armbrister Plantation Ruins, which is within the range of a taxi.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Hawk's Nest Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Armbrister Plantation Ruins Historical Site 10.7 mi. NE Cat Island
Deveaux Plantation Ruins Historical Site 11.1 mi. E Cat Island
The Hermitage Historical Site 11.2 mi. NE Cat Island

Cities and Towns


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Hawk’s Nest Restaurant, which is only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Hawk's Nest Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Hawk’s Nest Restaurant (242) 342-7050 Caribbean 1.0 mi. WSW Cat Island

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach on Cat Island will have lots of options besides Hawk's Nest Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider New Bight Beach, located just a cab ride away.

Hawk's Nest Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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