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.

Positioned in the heart of Paradise Island, in the general vicinity of Potters Cay, Pirates Cove Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. It's often said that Pirates Cove Beach is one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as refreshing as Pirates Cove Beach, but tend to be more crowded because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be available for use to guests hoping for a relaxing spot in the shade.

Pirates Cove Beach including its comforts are of course found well within a hot tourist destination. Because of this, if you know that the amenities are a crucial feature, it'll likely be a smart idea to make it there earlier in the morning before the crowds do or perhaps going to a beach in a more remote area. If you do not, you could possibly be unable to take advantage of all the services that this beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Found on the South West coast of New Providence; the area is home to other attractions such as Atlantis Casino, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Bahamas, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Cloisters, which is a mile to the east-southeast.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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
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

The closest town is Nassau, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


How many other people you encounter at Pirates Cove Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotel rooms within driving distance. Some of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the table 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
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 on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Shark Bites. The restaurant serves eclectic cuisine. They are also known for serving comfort food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

A few nearby dining options are shown 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 (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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on New Providence will have lots of options besides Pirates Cove Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Casuarina Beach, found only a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Colonial Beach is just right. It's located a mile and a half to the west.

You might also want to visit Paradise Beach, located a quarter mile away.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Pirates Cove Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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