Some of the best beaches in Bahamas are in areas so remote tourists rarely travel. Picture yourself, toes in the white warm sand of your own private beach almost as if you are the first to have ever discovered your own Bahamas beach. Listening to the sea roll in in complete seclusion or with the occasional iguana visitor. Bright turquoise water which reflects the glistening sun, your skin is sun kissed after a day in paradise.The palms sway with the wind and the leaves are rustled. You want to find all the top beaches in the Bahamas, and the only thing restraining you is time.
The Bahamas is an island country made up of a collection of 700-plus islands, islets, and cays just an arm’s length from Florida’s coast. Because of this and some of the best beaches in Bahamas which feature world-class white sand and beautiful water and marine life, the Bahamas have become a hot destination for American and European travelers for the past half a century. With some of its most popular attractions and best beaches in Nassau pulling in a majority of the tourism, it leaves the out islands a calm and relaxing escape which most people consider the gems of the Bahamas.
We have put together a list of the best beaches in Bahamas, counting down to the best Bahamas beach and consisting of a wide range of islands and regions in the Bahamas. From party beaches to exotic far-off islands even travel guidebooks won’t tell you about, there are plenty of top beaches in Bahamas you need to know about. We will show you the best Bahamas beach and let you know which islands are a must to visit on your Bahamas vacation.
9 Best Beaches in Bahamas
Without further ado, here are what we would consider the best beaches in Bahamas:
1. Cable Beach (Nassau)
Cable Beach is one of the best beaches in Nassau, and rightfully the busiest. It is known as the cruising beach as there are several cruise ships lined up every day dropping passengers off or picking new ones up. The water at Cable Beach is clean and calm, the sand is white and fine, and there is never a shortage of things to do as far as water sports and activities goes. Vendors and restaurants are all around to give you a bit of the local flavor, too.
This beach is mostly popular for its convenience in the city and proximity to the cruise port. Finer beaches and more vibrant waters can be found elsewhere in the Bahamas which we will cover. However, Cable Beach is definitely one of the best beaches in Nassau.
2. Pink Sands Beach (Harbour Island)
Pink Sands Beach of Harbour Island is one of the best beaches in Bahamas for its uniqueness compared to other beaches. The name suits it well as the sand on this beach literally has a pink tint to it. It is believed the coloring comes from millions of microscopic pink coral pieces which have been broken off and washed to shore. So, perhaps the sand isn’t even what is pink.
Nevertheless, you will find that Pink Sands Beach and Harbour Island, itself, on the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island is certainly worth your visit.
3. Cabbage Beach (Paradise Island)
Cabbage Beach of Paradise Island is another conveniently beautiful beach which resorts have claimed as their own. It is a very lively beach with the resort crowds and commercial business not far away. Atlantis Resort sits closest to it, which is one of the best resorts in Bahamas with dozens of Bahamas excursions to do.
It is within walking distance to Nassau’s harbor precinct which makes it one of Nassau’s two most popular beaches (along with Cable Beach). Nevertheless, Cabbage Beach, with its white sand finer than flour, is one of the best beaches in Bahamas.
4. Treasure Cay Beach (Abacos)
Bright, glittering, and completely left alone; this is exactly how Treasure Cay Beach is. Sounds like a paradise, right? The only thing that can match the beauty of the softest white sand you will ever lay foot on might be the sparkling, pearly blue water which washes up on its shore. And the best part is there are very few people who travel all the way out to the Abacos so chances are you will have your own private oasis.
Not far away is Coco Beach Bar & Grill which has become quite renowned (by the minimal tourists) for its drink specialties which represent the Bahamas.
5. Cape Santa Maria Beach (Long Island)
Cape Santa Maria Beach in Long Island, known as the most scenic island in the Bahamas, is one of the most romantic beaches you could ask for. Seemingly every night presents you with a new picturesque movie-quality sunset which not even water colors could paint so vibrantly.
The powdery white sand beach stretches for four miles down the coast and, if you want a little more seclusion, you could make the sunset stroll away from the beach houses until you have made it to your own private beach. This place is perfect for couples or anyone who enjoys quiet beaches in beautiful islands.
6. Gold Rock Beach (Grand Bahama Island)
Gold Rock Beach is a part of Lucayan National Park and is protected by the Bahamas National Trust. It is located just down the highway from Freeport, which is one of the closest and most opted for Bahamas tourist cities by U.S. travelers from Florida.
If you are looking for seclusion from Freeport, this is your place. At low tide, the beach extends into the sea for miles and is known as the Grand Bahamas “welcome mat”. Here, there are fire pits, BBQ grills, benches and picnic tables, but no other amenities. It is the perfect getaway and one of the best beaches in Bahamas.
7. Tahiti Beach (Abacos)
Found at the most southern point of Elbow Cay, Tahiti Beach of the Abacos is the definition of a picture-perfect secluded island beach. Accessible only by foot, bicycle, or boat, you won’t ever find too many people here. And, if so, just continue walking down the curved beach until you get far enough out on the tip of Elbow Cay to feel like you are on your own private cay. There are no amenities which is quite nice if seclusion is what you are after.
8. Blister Bay (Bimini)
Bimini is the closest island in the Bahamas to Florida and Blister Bay is the less crowded beach you want to visit. Located in the popular city of Alice Town, right off King’s Highway with multiple frequented bars and tourist joints. Though not as flashy or picturesque as some of the other paradisiacal beaches on this list, you surely won’t be disappointed once you see it. It is a great beach for its convenience and proximity, as well.
9. Pig Beach (Big Major Cay)
Pig Beach is, perhaps, the most frequented of all Bahamas beaches in the Exumas. It is certainly the most Instagrammable beach, if that is what you are after. There is nothing like swimming with an Exuma pig in the water at your side.
We love Pig Beach and we visit it more than any other beach in the Bahamas because of its relative convenience and its awe if visited in the right way at the right time.
More on how to visit the famous swimming pigs beach below.
Florida to Swimming Pigs Nassau Day Trip to Bahamas
You haven’t seen the best beaches in Bahamas until you have laid down on the best Bahamas beach with the famous Exuma pigs. As we mentioned in the article, you can take a Bahamas day trips by plane on one of our Exuma day trips to see these famous pigs in Bahamas.
Our flights to Bahamas will be aboard an impressive private Cessna Grand Caravan Bahamas air charter which makes any Florida to Bahamas vacation a little more enjoyable.
Alternatively, you can join our Nassau to Staniel Cay day tour if you are already in the capital city and want to spend an afternoon on our swimming pigs tours to Pig Beach.
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