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 might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves should consider visiting Old Bight Beach.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Old Bight Beach offers an angelic and serene experience, in part because the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Old Bight Beach is on the South East coast of Cat Island. You can stay at the nearby Greenwood Beach Resort, which is perhaps the most conveniently located place to stay near Old Bight Beach, despite there not being too many additional attractions in the region.

Cities and Towns


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a nice variety of booking options to choose from in the vicinity of Old Bight Beach. The closest of which can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Old Bight Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Greenwood Beach Resort 5.8 ESE Hotel
Bridge Inn 6.9 NW Hotel
Gilbert's Inn 7.8 NW Hotel


There aren't any restaurants near this coast, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Cat Island, so Old Bight Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you may want to try is New Bight Beach, located five miles to the north-northwest.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, Old Bight Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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