Hotels dot the length of this 3-mile beach, so don't expect isolation. Music from the hotel pool decks wafts out onto the sand, Jet Skis race up and down the waves, and vendors sell everything from shell jewelry to coconut drinks right from the shell. If you get tired of lounging around, join a game of beach volleyball. Access via new hotels may be limited, but join the locals and park at Goodman's Bay park on the eastern end of the beach. Amenities: parking (no fee); water sports. Best for: partiers; sunset; swimming; walking.
Cable Beach, New Providence Island, Bahamas