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 near the center of Paradise Island, close to Potters Cay, Pirates Cove Beach is on the South West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Pirates Cove Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as beautiful, but are usually more crowded because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs will be available for use to guests hoping for a place to relax in the shade.

Still, you should remember that while you will be able to find at least one or two conveniences (BLANK) at Pirates Cove Beach, it will be located within an area popular for visitors. With that in mind, if you feel that the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it will be a good motivator to show up in the morning before the crowds fill up or go to a different beach further away. Otherwise, you might risk all those comforts becoming too busy.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of New Providence. It is near some interesting sites like Aquadventure, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions like Cloisters provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Pirates Cove Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this shore is a mile to the east-southeast of this place of historical interest.

If a visit to the Pirates Cove Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pirates Cove Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Aquadventure Amusement/Theme Park 0.1 mi. SW New Providence
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

Not far away you'll find Paradise Island, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a nice range of hotel options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which can be seen 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
One & Only Ocean Club 0.9 mi. ESE Resort


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Shark Bites. This restaurant offers a menu of eclectic cuisine. 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.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

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
Mesa Grill (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Fusion, Mexican Fine Dining 0.2 mi. SW
Marketplace (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 International Informal 0.3 mi. SSE
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
Cleito's Cart (242) 363-3000 American Informal 0.3 mi. ESE
Nobu (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Japanese Fine Dining 0.3 mi. SE
Atlas Bar & Grill (242) 363-3000 Eclectic Informal 0.3 mi. SE
Blue Lagoon (242) 363-2400 International Fine Dining -- --
Murray's Deli (242) 363-3000 American Informal 0.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

New Providence has many beaches, so if Pirates Cove Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you might enjoy is Casuarina Beach, situated only a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Colonial Beach. It's found a mile and a half to the west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Paradise Beach, which is located a quarter mile to the west-southwest.

You may find that Pirates Cove Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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