Ship's Channel Cay

A quaint sand bar that most people sail to in order to relax on the quiet beach and grab an iced cold drink, this beach is the epitome of a deserted island getaway.

Located on the island of Ship Channel Cay, this beach is on the East edge of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Ship's Channel Cay is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in the Bahamas may be just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

Amenities and Ambiance

The island itself is lush with greenery, leading up to a soft, pristine shoreline which has some of the bluest waters you can ever think to see.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it in a secluded area, removed from popular tourist attractions, on the East coast of Ship Channel Cay.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Ship's Channel Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cotton Bay Golf Club Golf Course 40.0 mi. E Eleuthera

Cities and Towns

Ship's Channel Cay is definitely not a big city beach; the closest populated area is Nassau. Since the city is 36 miles from the beach, you may need to drive a bit to reach this beach.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are.

Don't expect to find any of The Bahamas' frequently visited resorts and hotels alongside this beach, but if you're trying to evade throngs of tourists, the lack of accommodation options should be welcomed.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this beach, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Ship Channel Cay has many nice beaches, so if Ship's Channel Cay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Vacationers may also want to visit Skeleton Beach, located 38 miles away.

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and dropping by Ship's Channel Cay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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