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The Scenic Drives You Have To Take In The Bahamas

Picture of Shimon Brathwaite
Updated: 28 April 2017
The beautiful sun, sea and sand of The Bahamas creates a unique set of views, and the country’s beaches are regarded as some of the most beautiful in the world. Here are some of the best scenic drives the country has to offer, on land and sea.
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Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island

Foraminifera, a microscopic marine animal with a bright pink or red shell, inhabit the sand on this beach. Their presence in the sand gives it a light-pinkish colour as well as its name. In addition to the pink sand, this beach also has healthy vegetation and clear blue water that makes for an excellent view.

Harbour Island, The Bahamas

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Cable Beach

Located a few miles west of the capital and spanning for over two and a half miles, Cable Beach offers a beautiful ocean view as well as first-class luxury resorts, golf courses and the largest casino in The Bahamas to date. Visitors will also get to see water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing and banana boat rides in action.

Cable Beach, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

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Saunders Beach

Located east of the resort area of Cable Beach, Saunders Beach makes a great second stop for those following this list in order. The beach’s tropical trees create a gorgeous view—especially at sunset—and because it is often less crowded than Cable Beach, visitors also get a clearer view of the oceanfront.

Saunders Beach, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

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Fort Montagu

Constructed in 1741 to help defend the country from invaders, Fort Montagu remains the oldest fort still standing on the island of New Providence. It is located at the eastern end of Nassau Harbour. Tour guides also conduct tours Monday through Sunday from 8am to 3pm.

Fort Montagu, E Bay St, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

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Fort Charlotte

The largest fort in the country, Fort Charlotte covers 100 acres. Located on a hill overlooking Nassau Harbour, visitors can see cruise ships docking and leaving the country. Fort Charlotte also gives an impressive view of Paradise Island and Nassau itself.

Fort Charlotte, W Bay St, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

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Treasure Cay Beach, Abaco

Considered one of the most beautiful beaches, Treasure Cay Beach is found on the Island of Great Abaco. It is known for its flour-soft sand and clear blue water. Located next to an upscale resort community known as Treasure Cay, the beach also hosts some of the country’s most popular fishing tournaments.

Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Treasure Cay Road, Treasure Cay, AB-22134, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas

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Self-Drive Boat Adventures

Much of what the Bahamas has to offer includes its beaches and its waters, which can best be experienced via boat. Self-Drive Boat Adventures gives guests the opportunity to drive their own boat, giving each person a unique experience as they get to explore the island and the surrounding ocean. Self-Drive is located within walking distance from the Cruise Ship Dock on Junkanoo Beach.

Self-Drive Boat Adventure Tour, W Bay St, Nassau, The Bahamas, +1 242-323-7483