Fine white-sand beaches line almost the entire western side of Cat Cay. The trade winds come most frequently from the Southeast, so the beaches on the quiet lee side on the Western shore are the best place to find exquisite whole shells. In addition to beachcombing for shells and sea glass, water sports are the highlight of a beautiful sun kissed day on Cat Cay. It is on the Western shore that the water is the calmest for waterskiing, waverunning, and kayaking.
Bahamian waters are among the clearest in the Western hemisphere. Snorkeling and scuba diving remains one of the most popular activities to enjoy offshore. Snorklers can cruise the grassy bottom to the West looking for conchs, pen shells, and octopi while divers find nearby wrecks such as the “sequoia” just offshore. The deeper waters near the gulf stream are best to explore reefs and larger tropical fish.