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 near the heart of Paradise Island, near Potters Cay, Cabbage Beach is on the South coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those visitors who enjoy immersing themselves in the city's busy thoroughfares won't regret their visit to Cabbage Beach.

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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. If available, you could also get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

You should remember that Cabbage Beach's location is rather congested, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of New Providence; it will be near other attractions like Doongalik, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as Cloisters are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Cabbage Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to leave the coast. Actually, this coast is only a walk or a short cab ride from this place of historical interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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

Not far away you'll find Paradise Island, a town which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options are seen in the following table.

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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Viola's Bar and Grill. This restaurant serves delicious International food. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach on New Providence will have lots of options besides Cabbage Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Cabbage Beach is what you're looking for, consider checking out Pirates Cove Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it a half mile to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Casuarina Beach. It is located only a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Paradise Beach, located less than a mile away.

Cabbage Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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