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 on Paradise Island, in the vicinity of Potters Cay, Pirates Cove Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Beachgoers tend to want a compromise between fun and relaxation, and Pirates Cove Beach offers that middle ground. It's a spot which rarely gets too crowded, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas can be used by guests seeking a break from the hot sun.

Be mindful that the immediate vicinity around Pirates Cove Beach is highly urbanized, which means you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Set on the South West coast of New Providence; this area boasts other attractions such as Atlantis Casino, which is a few hundred yards to the west-southwest.

Historical attractions like Cloisters offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Pirates Cove Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shore is not a great distance away from this site of historical interest.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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
Paradise Island 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 near Paradise Island, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Paradise Island, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a fairly wide range of hotel booking options to choose from in the area surrounding Pirates Cove Beach. The closest of which have been listed in the table that follows.

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
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
Best Western Bay View Suites 0.7 mi. SE Hotel
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas 0.7 mi. SE Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Shark Bites. This restaurant features eclectic food. Many guests rave about their comfort food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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 (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 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
Marina Pizzeria (242) 363-3000 Italian Very Casual 0.4 mi. SE
Chop Stix (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Pirates Cove Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on New Providence.

You might also enjoy Casuarina Beach, found just a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Colonial Beach. It's located a mile and a half to the west.

Vacationers may also want to visit Paradise Beach, which is located a quarter mile to the west-southwest.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Pirates Cove Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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