Snorkeler's Cove Beach

Right near the Paradise Island Golf Club is a beach known as Snorkeler's Cove. As you might imagine, this is one of the top spots on Paradise Island for snorkeling and other water sports, with its clear, calm waters and abundance of marine life.

Situated on Paradise Island, near Potters Cay, Snorkeler's Cove Beach is on the South East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Although there are certainly more secluded beaches in the Bahamas than Snorkeler's Cove Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract families and couples alike.

How to Access The Beach
Visitors can easily access Snorkeler's Cove by walking to it from Atlantis, or via Ocean Club Drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set behind a mega popular resort area, Snorkeler's Cove Beach features blindingly white sands and emerald green waters.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Snorkeler's Cove Beach will be found within an area that sees many visitors, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of New Providence. It is near Paradise Island Golf Course, which is located a half mile to the south west, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Cloisters provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Snorkeler's Cove Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about The Bahamas' past, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is just a walk or cab ride from this place of historical interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Snorkeler's Cove Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Paradise Island Golf Course Golf Course 0.4 mi. SW New Providence
Cloisters Historical Site 1.0 mi. WSW New Providence
Doongalik Art Gallery 1.5 mi. W New Providence
The Dig Aquarium Aquarium 1.7 mi. W New Providence
Atlantis Casino Casino 2.0 mi. W New Providence
Paradise Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.5 mi. W New Providence

Cities and Towns

Paradise Island is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers will find a fairly good selection of lodging options to pick from in the area that encircles Snorkeler's Cove Beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Snorkeler's Cove Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Island Beach Club 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Paradise Harbour Club & Marina 0.8 mi. SW Resort
Club Land'or Resort 0.9 mi. SW Hotel
One & Only Ocean Club 1.0 mi. W Resort
Riu Palace Paradise Island 1.3 mi. W Hotel
Best Western Bay View Suites 1.3 mi. W Hotel
Atlantis Beach Tower 1.4 mi. W Resort
Comfort Suites Paradise Island 1.4 mi. W Resort
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas 1.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Atlantis Coral Towers 1.5 mi. W Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Columbus Tavern. This restaurant has both Caribbean and European cuisines. Many guests rave about their seafood.

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

Restaurants near Snorkeler's Cove Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Columbus Tavern (242) 363-2533 Caribbean, European Informal 0.8 mi. SW
Viola's Bar and Grill (242) 363-3739 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
Hibiscus Terrace (242) 363-2555 Eclectic Very Casual 1.3 mi. W
Bahamian Club (242) 363-3000 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Casa D'Angelo (242) 363-3000 Italian Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Dune (242) 363-3000 Asian Fusion, French Fine Dining 1.4 mi. W
Quiznos Paradise Island (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
Cave Grill (242) 363-3000 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
Crusoe's Garden Restaurant (242) 363-3680 Eclectic Very Casual 1.4 mi. W
Chop Stix (242) 363-3000 ext. 29 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 1.5 mi. W
Anthony's Caribbean Grill (242) 363-3152 American, Caribbean Informal 1.5 mi. W
Starbucks The Reef (242) 363-6900 American Very Casual 1.5 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, Snorkeler's Cove Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on New Providence.

You may also want to consider Arawak Beach, which is located a couple hundred yards away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Bahamas, and Snorkeler's Cove Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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