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.

Located on Cat Island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Bahamas. While Old Bight Beach might be a little more trouble to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Old Bight Beach offers an idyllic and peaceful enclave, thanks to the fact that the surrounding region is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Old Bight Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Cat Island; the area is home to other attractions such as Armbrister Plantation Ruins, which is four miles away.

If you aren't sure whether a visit to Old Bight Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Old Bight Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Armbrister Plantation Ruins Historical Site 4.1 mi. N Cat Island
The Hermitage Historical Site 4.5 mi. N Cat Island
Deveaux Plantation Ruins Historical Site 6.4 mi. SE Cat Island

Cities and Towns


How many other people you encounter at Old Bight Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though vacationers won't find very many places to stay in the surrounding areas, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Old Bight Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Gilbert's Inn 5.5 NNW Hotel
Greenwood Beach Resort 5.8 ESE Hotel
Fernandez Bay Village 7.8 NW Villa complex


You might not find any places to eat near this coastal destination, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

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

You may also want to consider New Bight Beach, which is located fairly close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

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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