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.

Positioned in The Bight, New Bight Beach is on the South East coast of Cat Island. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. New Bight Beach has fast become the favorite of many vacationers; it has a somewhat urban and convenient setting, but is not constantly overrun with crowds. If you'd rather socialize than take a nap on a completely empty beach, but also want to be able to claim a spot without any trouble, New Bight Beach is worth a visit.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

New Bight Beach provides a calm and peaceful haven, in part because the surrounding area is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Found on the South East coast of Cat Island. You can stay at the nearby Bridge Inn, which is one of the most conveniently located booking options near New Bight Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many additional attractions you can drive to.

Cities and Towns


How many other people you encounter at New Bight Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the closest ones are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near New Bight Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bridge Inn 2.0 mi. NW Hotel
Gilbert's Inn -- -- Hotel
Island Hoppinn 3.3 mi. NW Hotel
Hallover's Inn 4.5 mi. NW Hotel


There aren't any restaurants right on this shore, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides New Bight Beach.

You may also enjoy Fernandez Bay Beach, which is located three miles to the northwest.

Maybe New Bight Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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