Cabbage Beach

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The most popular beach on Paradise Island, Cabbage Beach is a stunning strip of pearly white sand along the island's northern coast. Though consistently populated, this long beach has ample sand and sun for everyone. However, despite its popularity, there are no public restrooms so don't expect to be allowed the use of facilities unless you plan on having lunch at one of the hotels that line the beach.

Located on Paradise Island, near Potters Cay, Cabbage Beach is on the South coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will like how easy it is to reach Cabbage Beach. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach
Whichever way you choose to travel onto Paradise Island, there is easy access to its most popular beach. Running along much of the north shore, it can be accessed from a number of locations, and parking lots are available for those driving.

Amenities and Ambiance

The stunning clear water draws many people to this shore, and a wide variety of water sport opportunities and other beach activities make this a popular destination for families and adventure-seekers alike. The beach is lined by lovely sea grape, palm trees, casuarinas.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Cabbage Beach is the ultimate convenience. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Don't forget that the area surrounding Cabbage Beach is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of New Providence; this area boasts other attractions such as Doongalik, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Bahamas, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. The nearest historical attraction is Cloisters, which is a half mile away.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cabbage Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Doongalik Art Gallery 0.3 mi. WSW New Providence
Cloisters Historical Site 0.4 mi. SE New Providence
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium 0.5 mi. W New Providence
Atlantis Casino Casino 0.8 mi. W New Providence
Paradise Island Golf Course Golf Course 1.0 mi. E New Providence
Paradise Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.3 mi. W New Providence

Cities and Towns

Cabbage Beach is near Paradise Island, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Paradise Island is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within driving distance. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Cabbage Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Riu Palace Paradise Island 0.1 mi. W Hotel
Atlantis Beach Tower 0.2 mi. W Resort
Comfort Suites Paradise Island 0.3 mi. SW Resort
Atlantis Coral Towers 0.3 mi. W Hotel
One & Only Ocean Club 0.3 mi. SE Resort
Best Western Bay View Suites 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas 0.4 mi. S Hotel
Paradise Island Beach Club 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Atlantis Royal Towers 0.6 mi. W Resort
Club Land'or Resort 0.6 mi. SE Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Viola's Bar and Grill. This restaurant has International food. They are also known for serving hamburgers and sandwiches. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Cabbage Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Viola's Bar and Grill (242) 363-3739 International Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
Bahamian Club (242) 363-3000 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. W
Casa D'Angelo (242) 363-3000 Italian Fine Dining 0.2 mi. W
Dune (242) 363-3000 Asian Fusion, French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. W
Quiznos Paradise Island (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
Cave Grill (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
Chop Stix (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 0.2 mi. W
Crusoe's Garden Restaurant (242) 363-3680 Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. SW
Anthony's Caribbean Grill (242) 363-3152 American, Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. SW
Starbucks The Reef (242) 363-6900 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Virgil's Real BBQ (242) 363-300 ext. 29 American Informal 0.3 mi. W
Hibiscus Terrace (242) 363-2555 Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. S

Other Beaches

New Providence has many nice beaches, so if Cabbage Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also like Pirates Cove Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located a half mile to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, Casuarina Beach may be a good choice. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Travelers may also want to consider Paradise Beach, which is located less than a mile away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and Cabbage Beach is just one of the many options.


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