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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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Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive $239
Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive

Breezes Resort Bahamas All Inclusive

West Bay Street, Nassau
     
    3.5
    of 5, from 1,620 reviews
    3.0 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.

    Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive $315
    Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive

    Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive

    1 West Bay Street - Cable Street, Nassau
       
      3.5
      of 5, from 1,835 reviews
      4.0 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.

      Grand Hyatt Baha Mar $191
      Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

      Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

      One Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 365 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        Located in Nassau, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 3 mi (4.8 km) from Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Haynes Oval. Cable Beach and Junkanoo Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        SLS at Baha Mar $295
        SLS at Baha Mar

        SLS at Baha Mar

        One Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau
           
          4.0
          of 5, from 92 reviews
          4.5 out of 5.0

          This Nassau hotel is located next to a golf course, nestled on the beach a short distance from Cable Beach, Lake Cunningham, and Saunders Beach. Local attractions also include Nassau Botanical Gardens and Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center.

          Marley Resort & Spa $166
          Marley Resort & Spa

          Marley Resort & Spa

          West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau
             
            3.6
            of 5, from 92 reviews
            4.0 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).

            Rosewood Baha Mar
            Rosewood Baha Mar

            Rosewood Baha Mar

            One Bahamar Boulevard, Nassau
               
              5.0 out of 5.0
              The Perfect Bahama Getaway!
              The Perfect Bahama Getaway!

              The Perfect Bahama Getaway!

              , Nassau
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Nassau, this vacation home is close to Saunders Beach, Nassau Botanical Gardens, and Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center. Also nearby are Queen Elizabeth Sports Center and Fort Charlotte.

                Hilltop Home With Ocean View & Pool
                Hilltop Home With Ocean View & Pool

                Hilltop Home With Ocean View & Pool

                , Nassau
                   
                  4.5
                  of 5, from 2 reviews
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Nassau, this property is close to Saunders Beach, Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, and Nassau Botanical Gardens. Also nearby are Haynes Oval and Fort Charlotte.