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.

Set on Cat Island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Old Bight Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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 happen to choose beaches that provide a serene enclave, then you may want to try Old Bight Beach; it is found in a less urban sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Old Bight Beach on the South East coast of Cat Island. Accommodations nearby include the Greenwood Beach Resort, which is one of the most conveniently located lodging options near Old Bight Beach, despite the fact that there aren't many additional attractions close-by.

Cities and Towns


How many other people you encounter at Old Bight Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the table 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


There aren't any restaurants right on this coastal destination, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, Old Bight Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Cat Island.

You might also want to visit New Bight Beach, located five miles to the north-northwest.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but visiting Old Bight Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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