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Caribbean Beaches Guide – Cable Beach, Bahamas

by Angela Braun, GoGirlfriend correspondent

Cable Beach, Nassau, New Providence Island ~ Beach 411

  • Beach type: Family oriented
  • Beach geography: Enjoy white sand that’s easy on the feet and water that’s crystal clear along this glittering 1 ½ mile beachfront. Here, the surf is mild and the seaweed is minimal.
  • Ease of access: Only a ten-minute drive from the cruise port and, although it may surprise you with the amount of resorts on the shorefront, there’s public access and a few less busy spots to enjoy.
  • Extra costs: No extra costs
  • Beach amenities: Here, you’ll enjoy the company of friendly, non-pushy locals selling different items and shade under the palms. No washroom facilities are available on the beach and hotel washrooms are only open to paying guests.
  • Special note: Cable Beach caters to all by having it all. Luxury resorts, decadent food and an endless list of activities, attractions and tour opportunities will make your stay most memorable.
  • Geo-locator: Where is Cable Beach?

Cable Beach Bahamas ~ courtesy of traveldee.comResort, restaurant & rental central

Enjoy the service of local venders as they weave between sun-blocked sunbathers to sell their wares and listen closely to soft calypso music being carried by the Caribbean breeze. From powerboat adventures and cultural walking tours, to dolphin encounters, historical wonders and leisurely excursions, you might spend more time off of the beach than you do on it. There’s so much to see and do in the area surrounding Cable Beach that it’s hard not to join in the fun, to adventure, explore and familiarize yourself to all of the wonder and beauty that’s home to New Providence Island.

Cable Beach activities & attractions

Take your chance at spotting sea turtles, manta rays, barracudas, small groups of fish and starfish when you snorkel or scuba dive – bring your own equipment or rent from a resort or dive shop. Popular watersports on the beach include parasailing, waterskiing, banana-boat riding and kite boarding. Traveling out to a nearby island such as Blue Lagoon and Rose Island is also love-to-do for visitors. The list of tours and activities available in Nassau is literally endless. You’ll never be able to fit everything into a single trip but we dare you try:

  • visit the National Art Gallery of the BahamasExplore Nassau’s spectacular blue waters and beaches on your own personal Segway when you tour with Caribbean Segway.
  • Built in the 1860’s, lovingly restored in the 1990’s and housed in the historic Villa Doyle is The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. This gallery preserves the National Collection of Bahamian Art and uses temporary exhibits to support contemporary movements and experiments.
  • Spot flamingos, mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world, including many endangered species, when you visit the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center – a nature lover’s enchantment.
  • Get a slice of authentic Bahamian history at the Pirates of Nassau Museum – a well-loved landmark nestled in three historical buildings.
  • delight in the Tru Bahamian Food TourLearn about local foods, listen to the stories and traditions behind these foods and acquaint yourself with the Bahamian entrepreneurs who prepare and preserve them with a Tru Bahamian Food Tour – we promise there’s nothing quite like it!
  • Create lasting memories with Bahama Boat Tours; tube, fishing, kneeboard, wakeboard, site-see, water ski, snorkel, or let them take you to private locations where you can explore other Caribbean beaches in the Bahamas.

Cable Beach events

  • Junkanoo (January): Be in Nassau or other areas of the Bahamas on New Year's Day and celebrate with Bahamian music, dancing and costumed parading down the streets. Junkanoo’s are most unique and culturally significant to the Bahamas and can take place on more than just a few occasions. They’re becoming more and more popular during the months of June and July.
  • New Year's Day Sailing Regatta (January): Become witness to a large number of sailing sloops, ranging in size, shape and color as they race off Montagu Bay in a battle for their shot at bragging rights.
  • Nassau Classic Car Festival (January): This event calls to vacationing car fanatics to enjoy the showcase and parade of classic cars through Nassau.
  • International Dog Show & Obedience Trials (March): Missing your pup back at home? Come out to this 2-day display of canine talent and discipline where you can share you’ll share your love of these furry friends and get your fill of puppy love before heading home.
  • Bahamas Heritage Festival (April): Take part in this cultural affair when you listen to traditional music and the reciting of stories. Traditional dance and cultural marvels are also offered for your enjoyment and you won’t want to miss the Great Bahamas Seafood Festival that also takes place during this festivital.
  • Bahamas Atlantis Super Boat Challenge (September): Watch this major international power boat race sponsored by Atlantis and follow it up with a the concert and partying that follows.

Cable Beach nightlife

the Aura Nightclub at the Atlantis CasinoLook no further than the Daiquiri Shack for the tastiest, freshest fruitiest daiquiris – there are more than 20 varieties to choose from including traditional strawberry and pina colada to coconut, lime and peach. Looking for something that’s more up-beat and wild? Senor Frogs, a well-known chain in the Caribbean, is where the drinks flow and the dancing ensues – join in the fun with cruise-shippers and other island guests. For a more local vibe, dance until you drop at Club Waterloo, a previous a lakeside mansion or go VIP above the Atlantis Casino at Aura Nightclub.

GoGirlfriend Cable Beach hotel recommendations

beachside at the Breezes Resort BahamasBreezes Resort Bahamas: Walking distance of Cable Beach, Breezes Resort Bahamas features a large outdoor swimming pool, extensive banquet facilities and on-site restaurants and bars. Natural light fills both the garden and pool view rooms and each comes equipped with a small seating area, a balcony and a private bathroom with marble countertops and a shower. If you’re rather dine off-site, you’ll find a goldmine of restaurants a short 10-minute walk from the hotel. Visit Breezes Resort Bahamas on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

Baha Mar: With more than 9,000 square meters of gaming area – by far the largest in the Caribbean and rivaling those found in Los Vegas – the new Baha Mar promises an interesting, ultra-chic stay. Business and pleasure are both catered to at this technically advanced meeting place that also accommodates events of all sizes and natures. Reports say the experience must be had to be believed: 18-hole Jack Nicklaus masterpiece, exquisite dining from top culinary talent, sizzling nightlife with the combined energy of South Beach, Hong Kong and Ibiza and a 2,000-seat performing arts center. Visit Baha Mar on Facebook and Twitter.

dinner Bahamas style at the Sandals Royal Bahamian ResortSandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island: Nothing more needs to be said about Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island other than its signature is all-inclusive luxury and top-notch service, amenities and features. With 404 rooms and more than 5,000 reviews on TripAdvisor, we’re sure you’ll feel like royalty when you stay here. Take advantage of the their location just minutes away from excellent duty-free shopping in Downtown Nassau on Bay Street and world class gambling on Paradise Island. Visit Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

For more hotel recommendations throughout Nassau, Bahamas, we recommend exploring Booking.com.

Cable Beach weather

lots to do at Cable Beach, BahamasThe average annual temperature for the Bahamas is approximately 83ºF. In Nassau, the winters are warm and dry and the summers are hot and wet. May and June are the rainiest months although twice as much rain tends to fall in the northern islands than in the southern ones. Hurricane season is from June to November but it doesn’t seem to slow the flow of travelers to the area. Enjoy water temperatures that average 80ºF year round.

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