Bonefish Pond Beach

The beach at Bonefish Pond, also known as Cay Point, curves around the wonderfully interesting coastal wetland area, Bonefish Pond National Park. Located deep inside the park, it is certainly not a beach frequented by many tourists, and will probably only be reached by the most adventurous travelers.

Located on the island of New Providence, Bonefish Pond Beach is on the South coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. It's often said that Bonefish Pond Beach is one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Bonefish Pond Beach, but tend to be busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
Heading south on Baillou Hill Rd from downtown Nassau, continue straight when you reach Cowpen Rd. This will put you on S Beach Rd. Take a right on Marshall, and continue on it for as long as you can. Eventually, it turns into a dirt road. If you're not in a 4X4 (or even if you are, really), you'll need to do some walking. Keep heading west on the trails that run along the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

If you do choose to make the trek out here, you'll be rewarded with the isolation and serenity of one of the Out Islands, while still remaining pretty close to Nassau. The water off shore is pale blue, and as clear as anywhere else in the Bahamas. Hiking the rocky coast at the southeastern tip is also quite an experience. The wide variety of native flora and fauna make this a real treat for nature-lovers.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Bonefish Pond Beach brings visitors an angelic and relaxing enclave, since the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on the South coast of New Providence; it will be near other attractions like Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, which is five and a half miles away.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Bahamas, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Charlotte, which is a relatively brief cab ride away from the beach.

The beach is 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 Bonefish Pond Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Other Sports and Recreation 5.5 NNE New Providence
Royal Blue Golf Course 6.1 N New Providence
Airbrush Junkies Art Gallery 6.4 NE New Providence
Ardastra Gardens Zoo 6.9 N New Providence
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 7.0 NNE New Providence

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Bonefish Pond Beach who are seeking some additional excitement might think about heading over to Nassau, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of the Bahamas. From the beach, Nassau is a quick trip away, about five miles (eight kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Travelers hoping to find a place to stay near Bonefish Pond Beach won't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Bonefish Pond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Corner Hotel 3.0 NNE Hotel
Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar 6.1 N Resort
Breezes Bahamas 6.2 N Resort

Food

You might not find any places to eat near this location, so you may choose to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on New Providence, and Bonefish Pond Beach is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Cable Beach, situated within taxi range of the coast. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Long Point. It's located four and a half miles to the east-northeast.

You may also want to consider South Beach, located not too far away, so a short cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

You may find that Bonefish Pond Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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