The Bahamas is one of the prominent countries among the Caribbean islands, famously known for its destinations and attractions.
Speaking about the destinations of the Bahamas as so many of them, their beaches are highly visited by the tourists.
Here, we incorporated a list of the 13 best Bahamas Beaches for tourists who are willing to visit during their vacation.
About the Bahamas
The Bahamas is a Commonwealth region consisting of 16 islands that are low and flat. These islands contain three terrestrial ecoregions:
- Bahamas dry forests
- Bahamian pine mosaic
- Bahamian Mangroves
The climate of the Bahamas is mostly tropical. There are very few chances of getting winter unless a severe cold outbreak comes down from the North American Mainland.
Tropical storms and hurricanes occur occasionally in the Bahamas. The average sea temperature in the Bahamas always records between 23 °C and 28°C.
Limestones are predominantly found in the Bahamas. The estimated population of the Bahamas is around 385,637, where 96% of the population identified themselves as being Black, 4.7% White and 2.1% of a mixed race.
The national sport of the Bahamas is Cricket but they won’t play for the West Indies Cricket team.
List of the Bahamas Beaches
Here is the list of Bahamas Beaches you need to know for your visit:
- Harbour Island
- Pink Sand Beach
- Pig Beach
- Grand Bahama
- Long Island
- Andros Island
- Treasure Cay
- San Salvador Island
- Somerset Beach
- Paradise Beach
- Spook Hill Beach
- Radio Beach
Lauded as one of the most popular cruise ship ports in the Caribbean, Nassau also provides you with plenty of options to enjoy. Being built at Cable Beach, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the Atlantic ocean and also visit shops, restaurants, museums of downtown and Bay street.
You can also visit Paradise Island, which is just about five kilometres offshore from Nassau.
People like to face dolphins on a day trip to Blue Lagoon Island which can be accessible from Nassau.
Harbour Island is home to the authentic pink-sand beaches you can find on the Caribbean island. People from far away from the Bahamas often visit this island to perform snorkelling, diving, sunbathing, fishing etc.
You can also taste the delicious food items available around the island.
Pink Sand Beach
Tourists and locals flock to this beach to enjoy the authentic sunrise and sunset views at this beach.
During the morning, the sun rays brighten up the pink sand and make your day “Pinky” blinded. During the Sunset, the whole view gets coloured with Purple due to the contrast of sunset rays and the pink sand, thereby making your night wonderful.
The Pink colour of the sand is due to the decay of foraminifera, a kind of sea creature that dies in the ocean.
Officially known as the Big Major Cay, Pig Beach is one of the highly visited Bahamas Beaches. The size of this island isn’t big but more tourists flock around this beach to hang out with the swimming pigs ( also known as Exuma pigs).
They are the only inhabitants on this island. They are about 25 in number present at this beach.
Powerboat, ferry, private plane etc. are available travelling options to the Pig Beach.
Grand Bahama has some of the best Bahamas beaches you can ever find. All those Beaches consist of pristine white sands with azure waters which will take your breath away.
There are nearly 43 beaches on this island. They are categorised as activity beaches and secluded beaches.
At Activity Bahamas Beaches, Activities like Snorkelling, windsurfing, waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, sailing, diving and parasailing etc. are performed.
If you want to spend your vacation in private, you can visit the secluded Bahamas Beaches.
This island is split by the Tropic of Cancer. The Capital is Clarence Town. The population is around 3100 and the population density is 5.2/km^2.
There are so many beaches in Long Island out of them, Columbus Harbour, Stella Maris Beach, Cape Santa Maria Beach, Love Beaches, Millerton School Beach etc. are some of the famous Bahamas beaches.
Andros Island is one of the famous islands in the Bahamas for Scuba diving and snorkelling. The famous “Tongue of the Ocean” is located near this island.
There are so many spectacular beaches in Andros. Small Hope Bay Beach, Tiamo Beach, Love Hill Beach, Summer Set beach, Pleasant Bay beach, etc. are some of the famous Bahamas beaches.
Treasure Cay Beach
This beach is lauded as one of the best beaches in the world. This beach hosts one of the most popular fishing tournaments in the Bahamas.
The flour-soft sand and crystal clear waters make the whole beach glow with a spectacular contrast.
San Salvador Island
This island was widely believed as the first land to be sighted by Christopher Columbus on his expedition to the New World. He named this island after Christ the Saviour.
This island has so many sandy beaches. Sandy Point Beach, Grotto Beach, Monument Beach, Graham’s Harbour Beach, East Beach, etc. are some of the famous Bahamas Beaches.
One of the pristine beaches in the Bahamas, this beach has low tides of clear waters and a wide stretch of powdery white sand.
Snorkelling isn’t an easy task for beginners at this beach, but they can get accustomed to it further.
If you are not a fan of Snorkelling, it doesn’t matter. This beach is still good for people who would like to have a stroll along the wide stretch of this beach.
Being one of the best Bahamas Beaches, Paradise Beach is covered with white sand and crystal clear waters of azure in colour.
This beach belongs to the Resorts World Bimini. This resort hosts certain activities to make its guests feel at home. This resort has a rooftop infinity pool, a spa, a casino etc.
The rooms have a Fully-equipped kitchen, 1 to 4 bedrooms based on packages and ocean view optional rooms are also available at this resort.
Spook Hill beach
Being situated in the North Bimini, the name “Spook Hill” Beach means ” Hill with a ghost” as a cemetery is situated near this beach. The shallow waters and the white sand brightens up the contrast.
Palm trees, flowers and tropical bushes are all over the park. When the sky becomes dense with clouds, it gives the feeling of ghosts’ arrival at this beach.
Swimming is highly preferred at this beach for all age groups. The temperature is between 27 to 29°C.
Families prefer to visit this beach in the Autumn season but spring is advisable to visit.
Located in Alice Town, Radio Beach is highly visited among other Bahamas beaches.
The white powdery sand and the azure waters set up the mood. You can also have tasty food items served at the local shops and restaurants.
Coconuts and beverages are highly preferred at this beach. Most people visit this beach, especially in the evening to take a deep look at the magnificent Sunset.