Pirates Cove Beach

You don't need to be hunting for buried treasure or wearing an eye patch to enjoy a day at Pirates Cove Beach. Instead, this is a popular spot on the small Staniel Cay for hiking and sunbathing.

Located toward the center of Paradise Island, near Potters Cay, Pirates Cove Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. The Bahamas' beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Pirates Cove Beach is less exposed than the others, making it a good pick for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

Amenities and Ambiance

Looking down from the limestone cliff that shelters Pirates Cove you will see topaz lagoons that dot the white sands, and similarly colored waves crashing up against the rocks.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are available for visitors hoping for some respite from the sun.

Pirates Cove Beach including its available conveniences can be found within a commonly visited area. With that fact in mind, if you're sure that the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll likely be an appropriate cause to make it there early in the day prior to when the crowds do or even going to a more secluded beach further away. If you arrive later, you could lose the chance to fully enjoy all the amenities that Pirates Cove Beach offers.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Pirates Cove Beach on the South West coast of New Providence; this area boasts other attractions such as Atlantis Casino, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Historic attractions, including Cloisters, offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Pirates Cove Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about The Bahamas' past. Actually, this coastline is located a mile to the east-southeast of this place of historical interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pirates Cove Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Atlantis Casino Casino 0.2 mi. WSW New Providence
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium 0.2 mi. S New Providence
Doongalik Art Gallery 0.4 mi. SE New Providence
Cloisters Historical Site 1.0 mi. ESE New Providence
Ocean Club Golf Course Golf Course 1.6 mi. E New Providence
Paradise Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.7 mi. W New Providence

Cities and Towns

Pirates Cove Beach is very close to Paradise Island, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Paradise Island, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a fairly good assortment of accommodations to choose from close to the beach. The most accessible of which are shown below.

Accommodations near Pirates Cove Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Atlantis Royal Towers 0.2 mi. S Resort
Atlantis The Cove 0.2 mi. WSW Resort
Atlantis The Reef 0.3 mi. SW Resort
Atlantis Coral Towers 0.4 mi. SE Hotel
Club Land'or Resort 0.4 mi. SSE Hotel
Atlantis Harborside Resort 0.4 mi. SSE Villa complex
Atlantis Beach Tower 0.5 mi. ESE Resort
Riu Palace Paradise Island 0.5 mi. ESE Hotel
Comfort Suites Paradise Island 0.5 mi. SE Resort
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat 0.6 mi. WSW Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Pirates Cove Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Shark Bites. The restaurant features eclectic food. Visitors often rave about their comfort food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Pirates Cove Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Shark Bites (242) 363-3000 Eclectic Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
Mosaic (242) 363-3000 Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. SW
Dive Inn (242) 363-3000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Lagoon Bar & Grill (242) 363-3000 Eclectic Informal 0.3 mi. SE
Starbucks Coral Towers (242) 363-2000 ext. 64666 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SW
Nobu (800) 526-0386 Japanese Fine Dining 0.3 mi. SE
Blue Lagoon (242) 363-2400 International Fine Dining -- --
Murray's Deli (242) 363-3000 American Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Starbucks The Reef (242) 363-6900 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. SE
Virgil's Real BBQ (242) 363-300 ext. 29 American Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Chop Stix (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SE
Cave Grill (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on New Providence, of course, so Pirates Cove Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Casuarina Beach, situated only a short distance away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Colonial Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it a mile and a half to the west.

Another option worth considering is Paradise Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Pirates Cove Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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