New Bight Beach

New Bight Beach is popular amongst Cat Island's yachters -- in fact, it is the starting point for the annual Cat Island Regatta. Locals also tend to fill up the shore on the weekends, hosting family gatherings and parties on the weekends.

Situated in The Bight, New Bight Beach is on the South East edge of Cat Island. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Visitors should keep in mind that, while New Bight Beach is certainly not secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. It's makes a great option for vacationers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

How to Access The Beach
New Bight Beach can be found near the Government Administration Building along the southwest coast of Cat Island.

Amenities and Ambiance

With its emerald green waters and thin strip of tan colored sand, it is easy to see why local islanders enjoy this spot so thoroughly.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you prefer shores that provide a relaxing enclave, then you may want to try New Bight Beach; it's hidden away within a much quieter sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Cat Island. Guests might consider staying at the Gilbert's Inn, which is one of the closest booking options reachable from New Bight Beach, despite the lack of additional popular spots you can drive to.

Cities and Towns


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While you will find only a few accommodations withing driving distance, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near New Bight Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Gilbert's Inn -- -- Hotel
Island Hoppinn 3.3 mi. NW Hotel
Hallover's Inn 4.5 mi. NW Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this beach, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Cat Island will have lots of options besides New Bight Beach.

You might also want to visit Fernandez Bay Beach, located fairly close-by, meaning a short ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

Perhaps New Bight Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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