12 x Best Beaches in the Bahamas

Last Updated On July 30, 2022

The Bahamas include miles of tropical shoreline, from the candy floss-colored Pink Sands Beach to the legendary Pig Beach. With 700 islands and over 2,000 cays, it's hardly a surprise that the best method to reach most of the country's beautiful beaches is by boat. Alternatively, you might charter your private yacht and cruise from Eleuthera's sandy coves to the beach bars outside Nassau and beyond. Grab your floppy flops and head to one of Culture Trip's top selections, which the beautiful Caribbean Sea backs.

Nassau, The Bahamas

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So, whether you're taking a real flight or prefer a psychological vacation, here are the bes beaches the Bahamas has to offer.

1. Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island

Pink Sands Beach provides a genuinely one-of-a-kind beach experience since the sand is pink where the surf laps ashore. This 3-mile stretch's pink color originates from crushed seashells, which look lovely. This is a hidden treasure among Bahamas beaches that has grown in popularity among couples searching for a beautiful, romantic escape. This beach is also popular with regular vacationers seeking something convenient and relaxing.

2. Cabbage Beach

Cabbage Beach is a famous destination for tourists and residents of Paradise Island. Cabbage Beach is one of the country's most stunning and famous beaches, within walking distance of many leading hotels, just over the bridge from Nassau. Although a few hotels back onto the beach, it is open to the public. The seas can be choppy during the winter, but it does not diminish the breathtaking splendor of its turquoise waters and powder-soft sand.

3. Love Beaches 

4. Cape Santa Maria Beach, Long Island

5. Pig Beach, Big Major Cay

Instead of swimming with dolphins, why not swim with pigs? Fly 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Nassau to the Exuma Cays for one of the Bahamas' more exotic beaches. A short boat journey from Staniel Cay will take you to Big Major Cay, which has some of the loveliest residents in the area. The pigs most likely came here because they were too stinky to live with their owners on a nearby cay - but that doesn't keep people away.

6. Guana Cay Beach, Great Guana Cay

Great Guana Cay, small island, is one of the least developed in the Bahamas, so Great Guana should be on your list if you're seeking peace and quiet. Stroll down Guana Cay Beach's kilometers of nearly pink sand, which is best experienced just before sunset. Are you ready for a drink? Grab a Guana Grabber, the eponymous cocktail created by Grabbers Bed, Bar, and Grill in the 1960s. If you're feeling more social, head to Nippers beach bar, where you'll soon be dancing on the tables.

7. Junkanoo Beach – Nassau

8. Gold Rock Beach, Grand Bahama

9. Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay

Tahiti Beach in the Abacos, located at the most southern point of Elbow Cay, is the definition of a picture-perfect remote island beach. There aren't many people here because it's only accessible by foot, bicycle, or boat. And if so, continue going down the curved beach until you reach the point of Elbow Cay and feel as if you are on your cay. There are no amenities, which is excellent if you want to be alone.

10. Bita Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay

Bita Bay Beach is located in the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas and has several beautiful beaches. Bita Bay is a favorite because its shallow, quiet waters protect it from the north and western breezes. Beginning snorkelers can explore two tiny reefs directly off the beach. You might even see a turtle if you're lucky.

11. French Leave Beach 

12. Surfer's Beach