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 center of Paradise Island, near Potters Cay, Cabbage Beach is on the South coast of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. While the Bahamas has beaches that are more secluded than Cabbage Beach, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to attract small crowds.

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.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Since Cabbage Beach happens to be located inside a popular area that can get crowded, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South coast of New Providence. Doongalik is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

Historic attractions, including Cloisters, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Cabbage Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about the Bahamas. Actually, this coast is a half mile to the southeast of this interesting historical site.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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
Ocean Club 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 close to Paradise Island, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Paradise Island is the closest city and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a nice assortment of hotel booking options to choose from near Cabbage Beach. The closest of which can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Cabbage Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sunrise Beach Club & Villas 0.1 mi. SE Villa complex
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
The Ocean Club 0.3 mi. SE Resort
Best Western Bay View Suites 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Club Land'or Resort 0.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas 0.4 mi. S Hotel
Atlantis Harborside Resort 0.5 mi. WSW Villa complex

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Viola's Bar and Grill. This restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and sandwiches. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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
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
Dune (242) 363-3000 Asian Fusion, French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. E
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
Starbucks Marina Village (242) 363-1175 American -- 0.3 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Cabbage Beach on New Providence.

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 it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Casuarina Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a little ways away.

You may also want to consider Paradise Beach, located within a short distance.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Bahamas, and Cabbage Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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