The Absolute Best Bahamas Beach
Dreaming of that long awaited vacation in the beautiful Bahamas but not quite
sure where to go? The many fabulous beaches in the Bahamas are unique, except for two
things: they share common: breath-taking views and warm tropical breezes. Check out the
following Bahamas beach reviews for some of the best and most popular beaches where
tourists worldwide flock to for a little peace and/or just plain fun.
Bahamas Beach Reviews
Cabbage Beach: If you are looking for that party vacation in the sun, Cabbage Beach
is the place for you! Located on the northern side of Paradise Island, it is 3 km long.
Its powder-white sand and turquoise water attract sunbathers who stretch out for some
quiet time after last evening's wining and dining. The Casinos at Cabbage Beach draw many
tourists each year, but so do the various water sports such as water skiing, parasailing,
snorkeling, and scuba diving. Tourists interested in the historical aspect of the island
can visit the world-famous statues in the nearby Versailles Gardens, some of which date as
far back as the 12th-Century. Although Cabbage Beach tends to attract large crowds, a
little stretch of shoreline at the northwestern end called Paradise Beach is much quieter.
This beautiful part of the coast is lined with palms, sea grapes, and casuarinas.
Cable Beach: World-renowned for its crystal clear water and spectacular white sand,
Cable Beach on New Providence Island attracts a myriad of tourists each year. The beach
was unnamed until 1907; when it became the chosen point for the Trans-Atlantic cable that
would connect Bahamas to mainland America. The beach boasts 6.5 km of natural beauty, and
promises a delightful escape from the usual. Several exciting water activities are
available, as well as delicious fare offered in the many restaurants. Bars, casinos, and
shops are close by.
Stocking Island: In the Exumas, just off Elizabeth Harbour, lie the breathtaking
and peaceful white beaches of Stocking Island, which can be easily reached by boat. The
beach facing Elizabeth Harbour has calm waters and activities including volleyball, the
Chat 'N' Chill restaurant and a counter to buy fresh conch salad. Over the hill and across
a shallow pool of water lies a beautiful wide beach with open waters. The beach is framed
by sandy hills providing privacy and is usually deserted anyway. It is a big contrast to
the calm shallow waters of Elizabth harbour. Snorkelers and divers are lured to the
island's spectacular natural coral gardens, undersea caves and famous "blue
holes." Nature's enthusiasts can relish the vast array of wildlife that abounds
in the Exumas - watch plover birds, lizards, land crabs, and meet the rare Bahamian Hutia.
Cat Island's Beach: A pristine white sandy beach lined with coconut palms,
casuarinas trees and palmettos - need I say more? Secluded and tranquil, it caters to
sunbathers, cat-nappers, book lovers, and peace-seekers. Located near Old Bight, the beach
provides no facilities, so you should bring everything you might need with you. What it
does provide though is a memorable, tropical escape not easily found anywhere else in the
Whether you are planning your first trip to the Bahamas, or you have already been there,
and been so captivated by the island's powder-white beaches, beautiful landscapes, and
enticing crystal waters that you are planning a return visit, have no doubt that you will
always cherish the unforgettable experience of The Bahamas beaches.
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A Guide to the Beaches of the
By Orson Johnson
While many countries around the world boast of gorgeous beaches with all the
trimmings, islands tend to have that special je ne sais quoi. The islands of the Bahamas
call to romantics, sun worshipers and water sport enthusiasts alike.
Paradise Island is where the action is, out on a pristine beach stretching for
three miles-Cabbage Beach. The areas near the huge, uber popular resorts are often teaming
with life or covered with party animals catching up on their rest after a wild night of
partying. On the northwestern side, Paradise Beach, which can only be accessed by boat or
on foot, is far more isolated. The beach is lined with swaying palm trees, casuarinas and
sea grapes, as well as charming thatched huts. This is also a good place for celebrity
spotting; however, this sometimes impedes access for the general public unless you, too,
are a guest of the Atlantis Resort.
Cable Beach, out on New Providence Island, is also a vibrant, lively beach in
close proximity to shops, casinos, restaurants and bars. Beachcombers can opt to
participate in water sports off the shore of this four mile stretch. Grand Bahama Island
offers up to 60 miles of sand and surf for the intrepid beach explorer. Here, Xanadu Beach
is very popular for its proximity to resort hotels that often provide a shuttle service to
For those who would prefer to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet ocean
view sunset with their sweethearts or picnic in privacy with their families, Tahiti Beach
provides the perfect backdrop. Located at the end of Elbow Cay Island, the isolated beach
can only be reached on foot, by chartered boat, or by riding a rented bike through sand
and gravel pathways.
Saddle Cay in the Exumas can only be reached by boat. It is completely untouched
by modern amenities and features many interesting cays and islets.
For a break away from the endless stretches of white sand, take a trek down the
Pink Sands Beach on the east side of Harbour Island. The three mile long beach is dotted
by small hotels and private villas and has a lovely coral reef, making the waters very
safe for swimming.
Snorkellers and divers should head out to Stocking Island in the Exumas. Located
near George Town, it offers a fair amount of privacy and has a number of 'blue holes',
coral gardens and undersea caves that can be explored.
About the Author
Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Bahamas vacation accommodation and Vacation Rentals.
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Exuma Beaches - Paradise Found!
When it comes to beautiful, breath-taking beaches, the Exumas offer some of the
most beautiful shores on earth. Exuma beaches boast miles upon miles of pristine, white,
sandy shores and the gentle waters lap at your feet in a veritable kaleidoscope of
electric blues and sparkling jades. Because of Exuma's sub-tropical climate, the
temperature of the water is always ideal for a dip, a sail, or any other favourite water
Tropic of Cancer Beach
The Tropic of Cancer beach (or Pelican Beach) is located in the eastern region near
Williams Town on Little Exuma. Famous for its seclusion and pretty sights, this beach got
its name from its geographical location. The Tropic of Cancer, the invisible line that
delineates the northern sector of the tropics, runs right through it. It is the longest
beach on the island, stretching one and a half miles long. It is superb for walking,
swimming, and snorkelling. Kayaks are also available for those adventurous types who wish
to do a little exploring on nearby islands. Tiki huts and palm trees dot the shorelines,
adding to that distinct tropical feel, which will have you thirsting for mini-umbrella
laden beverages and losing yourself in the sultry island atmosphere.
Stocking Island lies approximately one mile offshore from Great Exuma and is home to some
of the best beaches and ocean views in the area. On this island is one of the more active
Exuma beaches nicknamed Hamburger Beach or Volleyball Beach and it is not too difficult to
figure out how it got its name. This beach is frequented by avid boaters during the
cruising season who enjoy dropping anchor there to cook up some tasty, succulent
hamburgers and play spirited games of volleyball. It is only a 10-minute boat ride from
the docks at George Town. Visitors to this island's sandy shores can have a relaxing
repast at the local Bahamian daytime bar & grill, the Chill and Chat, or grab a quick
snack on the go at the P&P Hamburger stand. Also on Stocking Island, is the Silver
Palms Beach, where visitors can enjoy snorkelling among the many reefs or hop along to the
Turtle Lagoon for some bonefishing and kayaking. Many will visit this particular beach to
pursue underwater adventures, exploring Mystery Cave and the Blue Hole (a site once
explored by the famed Mr. Jacques Cousteau.) Exuma beaches in this area are hotspots for
keen surfers and the shores are rich in interesting and exotic seashells.
Other Exuma Beaches
Located just down the hill from Oceania Properties is a gorgeous secluded three-mile
beach. Stroll along the wide sandy beach to the sound of breaking ocean waves. This beach
is ideal if you are looking to be alone with the elements.
Coco Plum Beach near Rolleville is another tropical paradise. At low
tide, it is possible to walk out into the ocean for miles stuffing your pockets with sand
dollars and other ocean riches. Visit the secluded and quiet shores of the North beaches
on Staniel Cay to marvel at the dunes and sea oats. The North Beaches also are also
exceptional for diving as they have spectacular reefs located just offshore. The beaches
of Shroud Cay are quiet, secluded, and abundant with mangroves. Shroud Cay is actually an
archipelago or cluster of tiny islands and perfect for intricate kayaking trips. Whether
you enjoy beaches bustling with activity or prefer total seclusion, Exuma beaches can
offer you serene waters, gorgeous sandbars, vivid Atlantic panoramas and a chance to
experience complete tropical bliss.
Amanda Smith-Barrett is the author of numerous articles for http://www.oceaniaproperties.com
concerning the Bahamas and has her finger on the pulse of new and exciting opportunities
that arise in the area. By exploring current trends, traditions, and the Bahamian
lifestyle, she was uncovered several fresh, exhilarating activities and events native to
the region. See Oceania Properties
Bahamas Real Estate for more information.
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