10 Best Soft Sand Beaches on Grand Bahama Island

Amber Nolan

By , Travel Expert at Large, Grand Bahama Island
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If your perfect vacation day includes soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, or swimming in the ocean, then our Grand Bahama Island guide is just what you need. Of all the islands in the Bahamas, Grand Bahama is known for its long stretches of soft, white sand and crystal clear waters - perfect for leaving your worries on the mainland. Swaying coconut trees, shallow sand bars, and perfect temperatures make it a beach bum's dream come true.

A number of beaches can be found nearby the Port Lucaya Marketplace, and our editors suggest renting a car or scooters to be able to easily access them - just remember to stay on the left...  Read more »

  • 1

    Gold Rock Beach

    It is constantly ranked as one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go during low tide or the beach will not be living up to its full potential. "

  • 2

    Fortune Beach

    With a quiet beach and creature comforts of a nearby restaurant, it is easy to lose track of time at Fortune Beach.

    Local Expert Tip: "Weekdays are especially quiet. "

  • 3

    Barbary Beach

    Located a short drive from Garden of the Groves, this spot is easily accessible by car but virtually empty.

    Local Expert Tip: "Watch out for briars in the wooded area: wear sandles! "

  • 4

    Lucayan Beach

    • Type: Beaches
    • Neighborhood: Port Lucaya

    Lucayan Beach offers a convenient location and plenty of tourist-friendly activities.

    Local Expert Tip: "Free access to this beach is available on the path to the right of the police station."

  • 5

    William's Town Beach

    • Type: Beaches
    • Neighborhood: William's Town

    Williams Town Beach offers the perfect blend of isolation and activities.

    Local Expert Tip: "Stick around until sunset and you will see some spectacular views."

  • 6

    Xanadu Beach

    • Type: Beaches
    • Neighborhood: Freeport

    Most visitors will have this beach all to themselves.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be aware that beach amenities and water sports are no longer open."

  • 7

    Taino Beach

    • Type: Beaches
    • Neighborhood: Lucaya

    Taino Beach isn't as crowded as Lucaya Beach but nearby most hotels.

    Local Expert Tip: "Visit the beach near the Fish Fry during the week and you'll have the place to yourself (although some of the restaurants are closed)."

  • 8

    Paradise Cove Beach

    Reggae music in the sand, sunsets, and kayaking make this an easy choice.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to visit during low tide."

  • 9

    Mather Town Beach

    • Type: Beaches
    • Neighborhood: Freeport

    The Margarita Villa restaurant is reason enough to visit.

    Local Expert Tip: "It's difficult to find, but well worth it."

  • 10

    Peterson Cay National Park

    Its remote location and beautiful waters make this an isolated paradise.

    Local Expert Tip: "Contact tour providers well in advance, as many are on "island time." "



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