Port Nelson Beach

There doesn't have to be a lapse in time between the hour that you land on Rum Cay and head to the beach. Port Nelson Beach is adjacent to Rum Cay Airfield, and impatient travelers hitch a ride to the beach first time.

Set just outside the heart of the island of Rum Cay, Port Nelson Beach is on the South East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Port Nelson Beach stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Port Nelson Beach, but are usually more cramped because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

How to Access The Beach
One of the main roads from the Rum Cay Airfield leads directly to Port Nelson Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Bright, almost neon, turquoise waters are the main draw to Port Nelson Beach, which also has gorgeous ad soft white sands, and green trees lining the beach. One fun part of this beach is lying on your towel and looking up into the sky to watch as planes fly overhead.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you go for sunny days that provide a tranquil haven, then you will want to try Port Nelson Beach; it is located within a more natural sector of Rum Cay.

What's Nearby


Cities and Towns

Though it's some distance off is the closest populated region. though you may find some smaller towns near the beach.


How many other people you encounter at Port Nelson Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of The Bahamas' popular resorts and hotels near this beach, though if you're hoping to evade hoards of vacationers, the shortage of places to stay will certainly be welcomed.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat near this coastal destination, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Rum Cay has several beautiful beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Bahamas, and dropping by Port Nelson Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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