Old Bight Beach

Old Bight Beach is a popular spot on Cat Island for families planning a picnic. After spreading out a blanket and enjoying lunch, kids love combing the shore for unique shells, and taking a dip in the calm, cool waters.

Positioned on Cat Island, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in the Bahamas. While Old Bight Beach may be a little harder to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

How to Access The Beach
Old Bight Beach is on the southwest coast of Cat Island, near Old Bight Settlement.

Amenities and Ambiance

Old Bight Beach is five miles of fine pink sand leading to deep blue waters.

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

If you find that you enjoy beach days that offer a quiet enclave, then think about trying out Old Bight Beach; it is back in a less urbanized section of the region.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Old Bight Beach on the South East coast of Cat Island. Nearby accommodations include the Greenwood Beach Resort, which is one of the closest lodging options near Old Bight Beach, despite there not being too many other nearby attractions.

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 are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Although vacationers won't find that many places to stay in the area, those accommodations closest to the beach are shown in the list below.

Accommodations near Old Bight Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Greenwood Beach Resort 5.8 ESE Hotel
Gilbert's Inn 7.8 NW Hotel
Island Hoppinn 8.1 NW Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat near this shore, so you might want to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Cat Island besides Old Bight Beach worth visiting.

Another location you may want to try is New Bight Beach, located reasonably close-by, which means a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Maybe Old Bight Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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