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 middle of Paradise Island, near Potters Cay, Cabbage Beach is on the South coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will find that Cabbage Beach is a good choice for them. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it isn't far from the city's major hubs.

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.

There is also a snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Bear in mind that the immediate vicinity around Cabbage Beach is an urban area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of New Providence. It's located near Doongalik, which is located a quarter mile to the west-southwest, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Bahamas, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Cloisters, which is accessible on foot or in a cab.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions 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
Aquadventure Amusement/Theme Park 0.7 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

The town of Paradise Island is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly wide selection of hotel booking options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most accessible of which are shown 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
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
Paradise Harbour Club & Marina 0.7 mi. SE Resort

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. Viola's Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves International cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

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
Seagrapes (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. W
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
Courtyard Terrace (242) 363-3000 Contemporary, Mediterranean 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
Cleito's Cart (242) 363-3000 American Informal 0.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on New Providence besides Cabbage Beach.

You may also want to try Pirates Cove Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located a half mile to the west. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Casuarina Beach could be a good option for you. It is located just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Paradise Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Perhaps Cabbage Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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