Bahamas Beach Essentials


Although we do not experience typical seasons here in the Bahamas, there is something about Summer that feels a bit different than the rest of the year.

As the temperature rises, the to-do lists get shorter and we can find ourselves wanting to spend time with family and friends soaking up the beautiful Bahamian sun.

“Friends, sun, sand and sea, that sounds like a summer to me.” -Unknown

During the Summer months, many seek the fresh ocean air and choose to spend time with family and friends at the beach. There are many extraordinary beaches across the islands of the Bahamas. Here are just a few to get your list started:

Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island

Lochabar Beach, Long Island

Old Bight Beach, Cat Island

White Bay, Exuma

Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island

Cable Beach, Nassau

Winding Bay, Abaco

Emerald Bay, Great Exuma

Fortune Beach, Grand Bahama

Small Hope Bay, Andros

When visiting a Caribbean beach, it’s important to bring only what you need. The sun is brutal and carrying extra supplies, no matter how essential you may think it to be, can be a burden. We’ve put together a must-have list of things to bring to keep your pack light and your bases covered.

Bahama Beach Essentials

Sturdy sandals: look for sandals with a decent sole, ankle straps, and breathable material. Waterproof or quick-drying material is a plus. 

Portable phone charger: smartphones are a necessity these days, keep yours charged for safety reasons and to explore

Reef-safe sunscreen: protect our reefs and your skin at the same time! Aim for 50spf and reapply after heavy sweating or swimming. Don’t forget your face, ears, hands, feet, and the back of your neck! 

Swimsuit cover-up: transition perfectly from the beach to the bar or restaurant with a quick cover-up. Try a light and breathable fabric to stay cool and dry.

Hat or cap: keep your head and face covered as much as you can. Fair-skinned? Look for a foldable wide-brimmed hat to protect your neck and shoulders.

Reusable water bottle: the good ones can be pricey, but are guaranteed to keep your beverage cold for hours. Add some ice cubes and enjoy all day long! 

Quick-dry towel: larger size, microfiber towels are great for sandy beach days. 

Wet bag: great for keeping your wet suits separate from your stuff if you plan on exploring after the beach. This one is great!

SPF Lipbalm: yes, your lips can get sunburnt! Apply liberally.

Pop-up beach tent: the Bahamian sun ain’t no joke! Bring your own shade with a collapsible beach tent