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Cable Beach

White sand, crystal-clear water and lively beachfront establishments have made this the go-to beach for visitors to the most populated island of the Bahamas.

Cable Beach, the most popular stretch of coast on New Providence Island, is the ideal escape from downtown Nassau, the nation’s capital. Located just minutes west of the city, the 4 miles (6 kilometers) of coast are home to some of the island’s most luxurious resorts. Those staying at the hotels can walk straight from their rooms into the turquoise water, while day visitors can stretch out on the white sand. Spend the day relaxing at the water’s edge, scouting for local marine life beneath the surface or trying your hand at poker in one of the beachfront casinos.

While the beach may be the most popular on the island, most of its revelers are guests of the beachfront resorts, so finding a place on the sand is easy. As soon as you sit down, expect beach vendors to greet you and offer umbrellas, cold drinks and souvenirs. Make use of the umbrellas to prolong your stay on the beach, since the strong sun will shorten your day without one. From your spot on the sand you’ll be able to hear the tropical beats emanating from the hotel bars. Listen to local musicians or hear world-class DJs. Many of the bars and clubs are open to the public.

Cable Beach is perfect for swimming and the shallow water remains warm year-round. Families will appreciate the safe conditions for children, while those wanting to try diving or snorkeling will find vendors on the shore who can provide equipment. Fishing is also popular in areas of Cable Beach, with charter boats waiting to take you offshore. 

Cable Beach is located halfway between the city of Nassau and its airport and is a great place to use as a base while staying on New Providence Island. Reaching the beach is simple, with ample parking and bus service to the area. Visitors arriving on the island from a cruise ship can use the free minibuses, locally known as jitneys, to reach Cable Beach from the harbor precinct.


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Lodging Near Cable Beach

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$225
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

One Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau
4.4
of 5, from 129 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Nassau, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Junkanoo Beach, and Prince George Wharf. Nassau Botanical Gardens and Royal Victoria Garden are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$367
Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive

Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive

West Bay Street, Nassau
3.5
of 5, from 1,565 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This activity-packed resort stands along the white sands of Cable Beach, across from the Cable Beach Golf Club; Ardastra Gardens, home to parrots and “parading” flamingoes, is 2 miles away.

$170
Marley Resort & Spa

Marley Resort & Spa

West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau
3.7
of 5, from 63 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Nassau resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Junkanoo Beach, and Nassau Botanical Gardens. Haynes Oval and Queen Elizabeth Sports Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$308
Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive

Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive

1 West Bay Street - Cable Street, Nassau
3.5
of 5, from 1,601 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This all-inclusive resort is located on the white sands of Cable Beach along the Atlantic, offering the relaxation of water views and proximity to the nightlife of the Bahamian capital.

$295
SLS at Baha Mar

SLS at Baha Mar

One Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau
4.2
of 5, from 6 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Nassau, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Haynes Oval, and Nassau Botanical Gardens. Fort Charlotte is 4.5 mi (7.3 km) away.

$165
Brownstone 1

Brownstone 1

Marlin Drive, Nassau
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Nassau, this apartment is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, Haynes Oval, and Queen Elizabeth Sports Center. Junkanoo Beach and Nassau Botanical Gardens are also within 3 mi (5 km).

SeaDuction

SeaDuction

270 West Bay Street, Nassau
5.0
of 5, from 11 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Nassau villa is in the city center, 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Fort Fincastle. Junkanoo Beach and Nassau Botanical Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Location!!! no car Needed, Luxury Oceanfront, Heated Pool, our Home on Hgtv

Location!!! no car Needed, Luxury Oceanfront, Heated Pool, our Home on Hgtv

270 West Bay St, Nassau
4.9
of 5, from 17 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this vacation home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Fort Fincastle. Haynes Oval and Junkanoo Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).