Which is the Nicest Beach in the Bahamas?

Jul 7 , 2022 · 9 min read

The Bahamas is famous for beautiful beaches that have soft sand, turquoise blue waters and stunning sunsets. Many have unique features, and if you look on Instagram, you will see Bahamas beaches all over the feeds of travelers who appreciate the best tropical destinations. 

The beauty of the Bahamas is stunningly gorgeous and photogenic. There are 700 islands and cays to explore in this lovely Caribbean country, meaning you could never have time to visit them all. So to help you find your perfect sandy spot, we have curated a list of the best beaches in the Bahamas.

Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Bay

Tropical pink beach with blue sea. Komodo islands - aerial view

As the name hints, this beach has pink sand, which is exotically beautiful. It goes on for miles and should be on your travel radar for sure. On the eastern Atlantic Ocean side, Pink Sands Beach is about three miles long and 50 to 100 feet wide, depending on if the tide is in or out.

It’s been featured in so many travel magazines and blogs for the best beach in the Caribbean and the world that you should make an effort to put your toes in the sand there if in the Bahamas.

In case you are wondering how the pink crystal-like sand is created, we have found the answer. It is from tiny coral insects, called foraminifera, which have vibrant pink-toned shells. They grow on coral reefs, ocean floors, and in rocky areas like caves. 

Once they die, the bodies are washed ashore and blend together with sand and coral. Then you see another of Mother Nature’s beautiful creations as a beautiful beach is made even more beautiful. This is one of the nicest beaches in the Bahamas.

Cable Beach

Cable Beach

If the beaches in the Bahamas had a beauty contest, Cable Beach would be one of the front runners. Tourists and locals flock to these gorgeous shores to soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters.

The biggest casino in the Bahamas is also there if you are feeling lucky after soaking up the sun all day long. If you like water sports, then Cable Beach is your tropical playground with jet skiing, banana boats, snorkeling, kayaking and more.

Blue Lagoon Beach

 A few miles from Nassau, you can discover the pretty Blue Lagoon Beach. It is easy to instantly fall in love with this place, also often called Salt Cay.

Dolphin Encounters is based there where you can see sea lions and dolphins. Swimming and snorkeling in the blue lagoon is a lovely experience with colorful fish all around.

Spend some time relaxing under the coconut trees and catch up on some sleep as the cool breeze lulls you into dreamy land. Or rent a paddleboard or clear bottom kayak and spend more time in the water. For a little beach, there sure is a lot to keep you busy. Buy a round-trip boat transfer to Blue Lagoon Island that includes lunch, use of sports gear, and entry to the Inflatable Aqua Park.

Exuma Beach

Exuma Beach

You might be amazed to hear pigs live on the beach in the Bahamas and they love going swimming with people. They are cared for by the locals, love taking a dip in the ocean, and are quite a bizarre sight.

You can get there by boat and if you are staying in Exuma or Nassau, there are many tour companies offering day tours that take in some other interesting sights. Swimming with sharks is also popular in this area.

You can expect to see around 15 to 20 pigs and piglets running around on the beach when you arrive. Get your camera ready because this is a cute nature image not to be missed.

Exuma Beach 2

The experience of bathing with the pigs is unique. Although the pigs are friendly, you still have to be careful as there have been reports of the pigs nipping some unsuspecting tourists in their swimsuits.

Nobody seems to know how the pigs came to live on the sandy shores of Pig Island and other beautiful nearby islands, including Eleuthera, Spanish Wells, Abacos, Rose, and Grand Bahamas.

Theories include sailors leaving them behind or that they jumped ship during rough weather. Locals loved the pigs long before they became a tourist attraction and they are well looked after.

They are given food and fresh water, vet care when needed, and are cared for when giving birth to the new generation of little piggies. The tourists also provide them with plenty of fruit and vegetables. It is pig paradise! Besides the pigs, the beach is beautiful.

If you don’t adore pigs, you can easily find other parts of the beach to lay your beach towel where the pigs are not near.

Bimini Beaches

Bimini Beache

Another stunning in our collection of Bahamas beaches is Bimini, which is a lovely place to spend a sunny day. Bimini is a group of islands in the Bahamas, so there are many Bimini beaches to discover.

Resorts World Bimini Bahamas takes up half of the main Bimini island area. Staying at the luxury resort gives you access to private beach areas that are as pristine as you can imagine. There are many other resorts to choose from if you prefer a smaller, more intimate setting.

The diving around Bimini is great, with the Sapona Shipwreck being a major attraction. There are heaps of water sports, including kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, and windsurfing. Or you might like to chill out on the beach and try to spot some dolphins, which are super friendly and sometimes come close to delighted swimmers and snorkelers not too far offshore.

A major fishing destination, from Bimini, you can book a private fishing tour and even try deep-sea fishing. If the big one gets away, there are plenty of nice restaurants specializing in seafood.

seafood restaurant

In fact, they hold many of their uplifting classes and sessions right on the beach with the sound of the soothing waves crashing on the shore. What could be more spiritually inspiring than that?

There are a few beach clubs and bars as you wander along the picturesque shores. It’s easy to see why many travelers love to stay in Bimini and enjoy the beach life. It really is a winner if you are searching to find the best beaches in the Bahamas.

Junkanoo Beach

Junkanoo Beach

You might hear people call Junkanoo Beach by another name, the Western Esplanade. It’s a fun area to visit, especially if you have kids who will love the pony and horse rides and events that are always going on. Near the cruise ship port, it’s a busy little beach where some drop by for a quick fix of vitamin D, and others stay all day long.

There are public washrooms and changing rooms, benches, and street food vendors on this charming beach near the Nassau downtown area. This lively public beach is as popular as it is beautiful.

For a tropical vibe, try the Tiki Bikini Hut, where the friendly bar staff serves up cool Bahamian Junkanoo. Señor Frog’s Bar is another fun place on Junkanoo Beach where you can grab lunch and enjoy some drinks.

There are lots of luxury resorts along the beach, including Courtyard by Marriott Nassau, Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau, and Grand Hyatt Baha Mar. This is one of the most fun beaches to hang out at in the Bahamas.

Greenwood Beach

Greenwood Beach

On Greenwood Beach on Cat Island in the Bahamas, you will adore the pink sand beach. Expect to see lots of kite surfers and rustic wooden beach signs making it an even more photogenic spot than you might have imagined.

You can sit on your terrace and relax, then be moments away from the pool or beach when it is time to cool off. Or you might like to hang out at the central clubhouse with ocean views.

Diving and kite surfing rentals and lessons can be booked at the front desk. Staff will also recommend you explore the area’s scenic hiking trails when you need a break from the beach. You are sure to have a great time at Greenwood Beach.

French Leave, Eleuthera

French Leave, Eleuthera

We love the mile-long stretch of pinkish sand at French Leave, Eleuthera in The Bahamas. Sunseekers can do as little or as much as they please. The pace of life is slow here, but you can dive into water sports adventures or take long beach walks, taking the most picturesque photos along the way.

There are many lovely accommodation options near the beach, including the luxurious French Leave Resort. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave. It is easy to say this is one of the nicest beaches in the Bahamas.

It’s really hard to choose which of these beauties is the nicest. It is debatable and a close call. In the Trip Support office, we all have our favorite Bahamas beaches and one staff member said it’s like standing in front of a gourmet dessert buffet and having to choose the most delicious-looking treat – almost impossible. So we put it to a vote and the winner is Cable Beach!

You might agree or disagree with our opinion that Cable Beach is the nicest beach in the Bahamas. We admit it’s down to personal preference. There is only one way for you to find out, though and that is to book a vacation to the Bahamas! So what are you waiting for?

When you hit the beaches in the Bahamas, remember it gets really hot. It is so easy to get sunburned and dehydrated and that can lead to more serious issues like heat stroke.

One day of being careless at the beach can leave you feeling under the weather for days. The best days are beach days when you are in the Bahamas.

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