The Best 5 Public Beaches In The Bahamas

When traveling to the Bahamas, going to the beach is an inevitable occurrence.

The islands are a Caribbean paradise, and when you think of paradise, you are bound to picture beaches with crystal blue waters and palm trees swaying in the cool breeze. The Bahamas has a number of beaches to fulfill your imagination of paradise, but Jetset Times has the best seven beaches to visit when vacationing in the Bahamas.

1. Cable Beach (New Providence Island)

Cable Beach, Nassau
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Cable Beach is not your ordinary beach where you’d typically tan, swim in the water, and maybe play a game of volleyball or two. At Cable Beach, check out the 18-hole golf-course, or go snorkeling and jet skiing. On top of all of this, relax on the 2.5 mile-long white sand beaches with crystal blue water. As a warning, although Cable Beach is on public land, there are many hotels and resorts that line the waterfronts of the beach that are not public-accessible. Bus 10 in downtown Nassau as well as taxis, however, will take you to the beach.

2. Pig Beach (Exumas)

Pig Beach, Exumas
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Living up to its name, this beach is unlike any other as you will be swimming with wild pigs. Big Major Cay, where the pigs roam, is not inhabited by people. The pigs are not native to the island but they sure love to visit the tourists that come to see the hype around Pig Beach. Enjoy the friendly animals while swimming in bright turquoise waters. If you wish to feed them, stick to foods given to tourists by tour guides, and be sure not to leave anything lying around or you may find a pig munching on it.

3. Tropic of Cancer Beach (Exumas)

Pelican Beach, Exumas
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This beach is also known as Pelican Beach. Despite its nickname, you will never be bothered by these birds, or anything for that matter. If you are looking for a serene paradise to relax in, you must visit Pelican. It is the longest beach in the Exumas, so there is a good chance you will have the entire premise to yourself. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Exuma Islands, if not the prettiest, so go to this beach to soak in the views, the bright blue water and powder sands.

4. Pink Sands Beach (Harbour Island)

Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island
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This is an extraordinary beach due to the color of its sand, which as you can guess by its name, is pink due to broken microscopic coral insects. Enjoy a day of swimming and snorkeling in one of the most unique beaches in the world. Pink Sands Beach is more than three miles long and offers a large amount of space for you to find a secluded place to relax on the peaceful shores.

5. Cabbage Beach (Nassau)

Cabbage Beach, Nassau
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At Cabbage Beach, you will find all types of water sports to participate in as well as clear shores and soft sand. Cabbage Beach offers diverse atmospheres, as the lively areas are near the ends of the beach and the calm sections are near the northwestern end. When swimming, be wary of the waves, as they have been known to be unpredictable here. Be safe and alert and you will have a perfect beach day!

Whether you are feeling adventurous or are in need of a peaceful outing, these beautiful beaches in the Bahamas will be sure to satisfy your needs.

Kennedy Kollar

Content Associate

Kennedy is an entertainment junkie hailing from Pennsylvania. When she is traveling, you can find her searching for the best gluten-free foods as well as matcha and chai teas. She loves immersing herself in new cultures and wishes to visit the less-traveled hidden gems.

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