Best beaches on the islands

With over 2,000 breath taking islands, cays, and the clearest water on Earth, it’s no wonder visitors come from all over the world to walk on the soft sands and paddle in the glorious clear waters of The Bahamas. Many of the beaches here have been voted “best in the world” by numerous publications, and it’s not uncommon to find a celebrity or two strolling casually along the pristine shores. 

Perhaps the most famous of all of the Bahamian beaches is Treasure Cay Beach in The Abacos, which was voted as one of the best in the region by Caribbean Travel & Life. But Treasure Cay is not the only one to receive recognition, as Gold Rock Beach on Grand Bahama Island, Cape Santa Maria Beach on Long Island and Harbour Island's famous Pink Sand Beach have been on the lists of many travel journalists in the recent years. One thing for sure, photographs can’t do these shores any justice: their real beauty is only revealed to those who visit! 

  ACTIVE   For those looking for an active holiday, The Bahamas islands are full of beaches...  More    

ACTIVE

For those looking for an active holiday, The Bahamas islands are full of beaches... More

 

  FAMILY FRIENDLY   If you need a beach that has something for everyone, family-friendly beaches are...  More    

FAMILY FRIENDLY

If you need a beach that has something for everyone, family-friendly beaches are... More

 

  SECLUDED   The idea of getting away from it all is a popular reason to choose...  More    

SECLUDED

The idea of getting away from it all is a popular reason to choose... More

 

  EXCLUSIVE   Many hotels and resorts offer access to private beaches that are reserved exclusively for their guests, and the use of their amenities...  More    

EXCLUSIVE

Many hotels and resorts offer access to private beaches that are reserved exclusively for their guests, and the use of their amenities... More

 

  ABACO   Casuarina Point Beach, Cherokee Sound Beach, Crossing Rocks Beach...  More    

ABACO

Casuarina Point Beach, Cherokee Sound Beach, Crossing Rocks Beach... More

 

  ANDROS   Nicholl's Town Beach, Kamalame Beach, Kemp's Bay, Love Hill Beach, Mars Bay...  More    

ANDROS

Nicholl's Town Beach, Kamalame Beach, Kemp's Bay, Love Hill Beach, Mars Bay... More

 

  BIMINI   Alice Town Beach, Radio Beach, Spook Hill Beach...  More    

BIMINI

Alice Town Beach, Radio Beach, Spook Hill Beach... More

 

  CAT ISLAND   Fernandez Bay Village Beach, Fountain Bay Beach, New Bight Beach, Old Bight...  More    

CAT ISLAND

Fernandez Bay Village Beach, Fountain Bay Beach, New Bight Beach, Old Bight... More

 

  ELEUTHERA   Ben Bay, French Leave Beach, Gaulding Cay Beach, Hidden Beach, Plum Creek...  More    

ELEUTHERA

Ben Bay, French Leave Beach, Gaulding Cay Beach, Hidden Beach, Plum Creek... More

 

  EXUMA   Flamingo Bay, Jolly Hall Beach, Kidd's Cove, Three Sisters Beach...  More    

EXUMA

Flamingo Bay, Jolly Hall Beach, Kidd's Cove, Three Sisters Beach... More

 

  INAGUA   Iron Badge Beach...  More    

INAGUA

Iron Badge Beach... More

 

  LONG ISLAND   Deals Beach, Whelk Cay Beach, Ford's Beach, Lochabar Beach, Love Beaches...  More    

LONG ISLAND

Deals Beach, Whelk Cay Beach, Ford's Beach, Lochabar Beach, Love Beaches... More

 

  MAYAGUANA   Big Bay Beach, Pirate's Well Beach, Horse Pond Beach...  More    

MAYAGUANA

Big Bay Beach, Pirate's Well Beach, Horse Pond Beach... More

 

  NASSAU   Junkanoo Beach...  More    

NASSAU

Junkanoo Beach... More

 

  NEW PROVIDENCE   Saunders Beach, Delaporte Beach, Loop View Beach, Orange Hill Beach, Sandyport...  More    

NEW PROVIDENCE

Saunders Beach, Delaporte Beach, Loop View Beach, Orange Hill Beach, Sandyport... More

 

  RAGGED ISLAND   Johan Bay Beach, Lover's Leap Beach, Little Ragged Island Beach...  More    

RAGGED ISLAND

Johan Bay Beach, Lover's Leap Beach, Little Ragged Island Beach... More

 

  SAN SALVADOR   Blister Bay, Bonefish Bay, East Beach, North Victoria Hill Beach, Sandy Point Beach...  More

SAN SALVADOR

Blister Bay, Bonefish Bay, East Beach, North Victoria Hill Beach, Sandy Point Beach... More

BEACHES AROUND THE BAHAMAS

  BLUE HOLE BEACH   Blue Hole Beach is a bit of a journey, but is a great spot for anyone looking for a...  More    

BLUE HOLE BEACH

Blue Hole Beach is a bit of a journey, but is a great spot for anyone looking for a... More

 

  ALABASTER BEACH (ELEUTHERA)   A beautiful mile-long stretch of white powdery sand providing great...  More    

ALABASTER BEACH (ELEUTHERA)

A beautiful mile-long stretch of white powdery sand providing great... More

 

  ATWOOD HARBOUR BEACH   Also known as Datnum Bay, this spot features a long stretch of sand and plenty of...  More    

ATWOOD HARBOUR BEACH

Also known as Datnum Bay, this spot features a long stretch of sand and plenty of... More

 

  STOCKING ISLAND BEACHES   This is where you'll find some of The Bahamas' finest beaches, as well as...  More    

STOCKING ISLAND BEACHES

This is where you'll find some of The Bahamas' finest beaches, as well as... More

 

  BLACKBEARD'S BAY (RAGGED ISLAND)   Also known as Round Bay, this beach is located near the airport and is a...  More    

BLACKBEARD'S BAY (RAGGED ISLAND)

Also known as Round Bay, this beach is located near the airport and is a... More

 

  CABLE BEACH (NEW PROVIDENCE)   A world-renowned beach for its pristine sand and clear waters, the beach is also ...  More    

CABLE BEACH (NEW PROVIDENCE)

A world-renowned beach for its pristine sand and clear waters, the beach is also ... More

 

  CARLTON HILL SALT POND (LONG ISLAND)   A breathtaking scenic spot composed of white and pink sand dunes, as well as...  More    

CARLTON HILL SALT POND (LONG ISLAND)

A breathtaking scenic spot composed of white and pink sand dunes, as well as... More

 

  COLUMBUS HARBOUR (LONG ISLAND)   A mile-long protected shallow inner bay believed to have been entered by...  More    

COLUMBUS HARBOUR (LONG ISLAND)

A mile-long protected shallow inner bay believed to have been entered by... More

 

  CURTIS CREEK (MAYAGUANA)   Located 5 miles away from Abraham's Bay town, in a former farming area, this...  More    

CURTIS CREEK (MAYAGUANA)

Located 5 miles away from Abraham's Bay town, in a former farming area, this... More

 

  CAPE SANTA MARIA BEACH (LONG ISLAND)   A picturesque 4 mile-long stretch that offers great sunsets, silky sand, and watersport facilities for scuba-diving and snorkelling in its...  More    

CAPE SANTA MARIA BEACH (LONG ISLAND)

A picturesque 4 mile-long stretch that offers great sunsets, silky sand, and watersport facilities for scuba-diving and snorkelling in its... More

 

  DANNENBERG BEACH   (GREAT HARBOUR CAY)   A spacious stretch of clean waters and sand with plenty of shade and a great spot...  More    

DANNENBERG BEACH (GREAT HARBOUR CAY)

A spacious stretch of clean waters and sand with plenty of shade and a great spot... More

 

  EMERALD BAY BEACH (GREAT EXUMA)   A crescent-shaped stretch of white powdery sand named after its translucent emerald...  More    

EMERALD BAY BEACH (GREAT EXUMA)

A crescent-shaped stretch of white powdery sand named after its translucent emerald... More

 

  DRAIN BAY BEACH (RAGGED ISLAND)   A long stretch of pristine white sand with secluded coves on both ends, ideal for...  More

DRAIN BAY BEACH (RAGGED ISLAND)

A long stretch of pristine white sand with secluded coves on both ends, ideal for... More

  GOLD ROCK BEACH (GRAND BAHAMA)   A secluded and spectacular beach that is part of the Lucayan National Park...  More    

GOLD ROCK BEACH (GRAND BAHAMA)

A secluded and spectacular beach that is part of the Lucayan National Park... More

 

  GRAND LUCAYAN BEACH (LUCAYA)   Across the street from the Port Lucaya Marketplace, this beach is popular with...  More    

GRAND LUCAYAN BEACH (LUCAYA)

Across the street from the Port Lucaya Marketplace, this beach is popular with... More

 

  GREENWOOD BEACH (CAT ISLAND)   Cat Island, one of the Out Islands, is quieter and less crowded than some of...  More    

GREENWOOD BEACH (CAT ISLAND)

Cat Island, one of the Out Islands, is quieter and less crowded than some of... More

 

  GREAT GUANA CAY BEACH (THE CAYS)   A stunning 7 mile-long beach spreading below a tall dune and offering great...  More    

GREAT GUANA CAY BEACH (THE CAYS)

A stunning 7 mile-long beach spreading below a tall dune and offering great... More

 

  GROTTO BEACH (SAN SALVADOR)   This little grotto located in Sandy Point is a great secluded spot for picnics and...  More    

GROTTO BEACH (SAN SALVADOR)

This little grotto located in Sandy Point is a great secluded spot for picnics and... More

 

  HOG CAY BEACH (RAGGED ISLAND)   A great spot for romantic picnics, bird watching, and sunset bonfire that is...  More    

HOG CAY BEACH (RAGGED ISLAND)

A great spot for romantic picnics, bird watching, and sunset bonfire that is... More

 

  LIGHTHOUSE BEACH (ELEUTHERA)   An endless stretch of unspoiled powdery pink sand that rivals with Pink Sand...  More    

LIGHTHOUSE BEACH (ELEUTHERA)

An endless stretch of unspoiled powdery pink sand that rivals with Pink Sand... More

 

  HOPE TOWN BEACH (THE CAYS)   A beach that gives you the space to relax and snorkel on your own, stretching from...  More    

HOPE TOWN BEACH (THE CAYS)

A beach that gives you the space to relax and snorkel on your own, stretching from... More

 

  LIGHTHOUSE BEACH (ANDROS)   A popular spot with scuba-divers, snorkelers, and fishermen as well as couples...  More    

LIGHTHOUSE BEACH (ANDROS)

A popular spot with scuba-divers, snorkelers, and fishermen as well as couples... More

 

  TWIN COVE BEACH (ELEUTHERA)   Palm tree-lined twin coves boasting crystalline waters offering great swimming and snorkelling...  More    

TWIN COVE BEACH (ELEUTHERA)

Palm tree-lined twin coves boasting crystalline waters offering great swimming and snorkelling... More

 

  LONG BAY BEACH (SAN SALVADOR)   Named after the longboats used by Christopher Columbus when him and his crew...  More    

LONG BAY BEACH (SAN SALVADOR)

Named after the longboats used by Christopher Columbus when him and his crew... More

 

  MORGAN'S BLUFF BEACH (ANDROS)   Located in Andros' northernmost settlement, legend has it that this beach is the site...  More    

MORGAN'S BLUFF BEACH (ANDROS)

Located in Andros' northernmost settlement, legend has it that this beach is the site... More

 

  MONTAGU BEACH (NEW PROVIDENCE)   Located at the East of the Paradise Island Bridge, this beach is home to an 18th...  More    

MONTAGU BEACH (NEW PROVIDENCE)

Located at the East of the Paradise Island Bridge, this beach is home to an 18th... More

 

  NORTHWEST POINT BEACH (MAYAGUANA)   Located just 2.5 miles away from the Baycaner Hotel, this beach is great for snorkelling...  More    

NORTHWEST POINT BEACH (MAYAGUANA)

Located just 2.5 miles away from the Baycaner Hotel, this beach is great for snorkelling... More

 

  TROPIC OF CANCER BEACH (EXUMA AND CAYS)   Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Exuma, named because of its...  More    

TROPIC OF CANCER BEACH (EXUMA AND CAYS)

Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Exuma, named because of its... More

 

  PICNIC BAY BEACH  (RUM CAY)   This family-friendly stretch of white sand has very clear shallow waters that are...  More    

PICNIC BAY BEACH  (RUM CAY)

This family-friendly stretch of white sand has very clear shallow waters that are... More

 

  PINK SAND BEACH (HARBOUR ISLAND)   Regarded as one of The Bahamas' best beaches, this 3 mile-long stretch of pale...  More    

PINK SAND BEACH (HARBOUR ISLAND)

Regarded as one of The Bahamas' best beaches, this 3 mile-long stretch of pale... More

 

  PLEASURE ISLAND BEACH (BERRY ISLANDS)   A stunning white sand beach with crystal-clear waters that are ideal for snorkelling...  More    

PLEASURE ISLAND BEACH (BERRY ISLANDS)

A stunning white sand beach with crystal-clear waters that are ideal for snorkelling... More

 

  SHARK CREEK (GREAT HARBOUR CAY)   A beautiful spot with pristine sand, crystal-clear waters and plenty of seashells...  More    

SHARK CREEK (GREAT HARBOUR CAY)

A beautiful spot with pristine sand, crystal-clear waters and plenty of seashells... More

 

  SURFER'S BEACH   (ELEUTHERA)   If it's the waves you're after, then bring your board and head two miles south of...  More    

SURFER'S BEACH   (ELEUTHERA)

If it's the waves you're after, then bring your board and head two miles south of... More

 

  SUGAR BEACH (GREAT HARBOUR CAY)   Often compared to the Mediterranean beaches, due to its small coves set...  More    

SUGAR BEACH (GREAT HARBOUR CAY)

Often compared to the Mediterranean beaches, due to its small coves set... More

 

  TREASURE CAY BEACH (THE ABACOS)   This stunning 3.5 mile-stretch of sparkling and sugar-soft white sand and crystal-clear...  More    

TREASURE CAY BEACH (THE ABACOS)

This stunning 3.5 mile-stretch of sparkling and sugar-soft white sand and crystal-clear... More