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Explore the Atlantic Ocean beaches of Cat Island

More reefs, more waves, more pink sand

Most resorts on Cat Island are located on the western coast of the island, which is washed by the shallow waters of the Bahama Banks. If you explore the western coast of the island, however, you can swim in the Atlantic Ocean and experience the pink sand wonder of Cat Island. The two main beaches on Cat Island's Atlantic side are located by Ocean Dreams Beach Resort and Greenwood Beach Resort.  

Things to know about the Atlantic beaches:

  • They have better coral reefs just offshore and are therefore better for snorkeling.
  • The good thing is that they are windy. This means cooler days and nights and cool things to do like kite surfing.
  •  The bad thing is that they are windy. This means large waves on really windy days that might prevent you from swimming. 
  • They have pink sand.
  • They are great for shelling.
  • They sometimes have ocean debris washed in from the Atlantic Ocean, which has a major shipping channel running along the coast of The Bahamas. 

Ocean Dreams

The best place to access this beach is through the . You'll have to drive down a long, bumpy dirt road to get there. When you do, you'll discover a boutique hotel with six hillside cottages that sit on top of a towering sand dune; down below is the beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach.  

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Greenwood Beach

The best place to access this beach is through the . The resort has a dive shop, where you can access snorkeling gear and receive scuba diving instruction, and it offers kitesurfing lessons.  

About the Author
Noelle Khalila, The Domestic Tourist

Noelle Khalila is Editor of the Official Travel Blog of the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB). On the Blog she writes about the shared experiences and insights of BOIPB members from their collective island-hopping travel across the Out Islands of The Bahamas. Noelle is also an award winning journalist and entrepreneur, serving as editor and chief visionary officer of The Domestic Tourist Travel Blog and Travel Club.

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