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 on the island of Rum Cay, Port Nelson Beach is on the South East coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may find that Port Nelson Beach is just the right spot. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you tend to desire coasts which offer an idyllic place to escape, then you should enjoy Port Nelson Beach; it's found in a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby


Cities and Towns

Port Nelson Beach is definitely not a big city beach; the closest populated area is .


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of The Bahamas' popular resorts and hotels close to this beach, but if you're trying to avoid throngs of vacationers, the lack of accommodation options should be welcomed.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this location, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Rum Cay besides Port Nelson Beach.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, visiting Port Nelson Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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