Pigeon Cay Beach

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Pigeon Cay Beach is as popular as they some on the sleepy Cat Island, and you can still manage to go an entire day on the beach without seeing another soul.

Located on Cat Island, in the general vicinity of Arthurs Town, Pigeon Cay Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Pigeon Cay Beach stands out because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Most other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as beautiful, but are usually busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

How to Access The Beach
Pigeon Cay Beach is located about a half a mile off Queen's Highway on the east coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Pigeon Cay Beach is known for having some of the cleanest, whitest sands on Cat Island, and they stretch on for almost three miles. Meanwhile, the waters that wash ashore are a bright turquoise. While some areas of the beach remain desolate, others are dotted with cottages and beach umbrellas.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you happen to enjoy sunny days that provide an idyllic environment, then a good choice for you is Pigeon Cay Beach; it's located within a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Pigeon Cay Beach is on the North West coast of Cat Island. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Sammy T's Beach Resort, which is one of the most conveniently located lodging options reachable from Pigeon Cay Beach, even though there aren't many other popular spots close-by.

Cities and Towns


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Pigeon Cay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet guests from some of the area's smaller options.


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Halvorson House Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Pigeon Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Halvorson House Restaurant (242) 359-9500 American, Caribbean Very Casual 3.6 mi. NW
Sapodilla Restaurant (242) 354-6009 Caribbean Very Casual 4.6 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Pigeon Cay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Cat Island.

You might also want to visit Sammy T's Beach, located three and a half miles away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Pigeon Cay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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