Beaches in the Abacos

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With several different islands that make up the Abacos, one thing you can bet on is that there is a unique beach on every coast. Treasure Cay Beach has often been noted as one of the best in the Caribbean for its soft sand and calm surf, but Sandy Point Beach is perfect for beachcombers. One thing worth nothing is that the beaches along the Atlantic coast are actually calmer than you might expect, thanks to the third largest barrier reef in the world which protects the islands from rough surf.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find what you want. You can click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

Guana Cay Beach

Treasure Cay Beach: A side road off Treasure Cay Road nearby Treasure Cay Golf Club leads to Treasure Cay Beach.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Pelican Cays Beach. This natural beach is just the beginning of an uninhabited island which offers plenty of room for exploration. However, turning around and facing the water is reason enough to stay, as the blue water and views of other remote islands off in the distance is one of the best in the Bahamas.

Elbow Cay Beach: There's no airport on Elbow Cay so you'll need to take a boat. A popular thing for tourists to do is to fly into Marsh Harbor and take the ferry over to Hope Town Harbor in the north or White Sound in the middle of the island.

The beaches on Abaco are listed here:

Beaches In Abaco
Name Location Island Coast
Barefoot Beach 5.2 mi. North of Central Coopers Town Spanish Cay Southeast
Bight 'O Bay Beach 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay East
Cemetery Beach 0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Man of War Cay Man of War Cay South East
Coco Bay Beach 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fiddle Cay Green Turtle Cay Northwest
Cross Harbour Southern part of Abaco Great Abaco South
Elbow Cay Beach 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay South East
Garabonzo Beach 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay South
Gillam Bay Beach 5.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Southeast
Guana Cay Beach 3.1 mi. Northwest of Central Great Guana Cay Great Abaco North East
Hope Town Beach 0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay North East
Nathan’s Bay Beach 1.2 mi. North of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay North
Ocean Beach 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Fiddle Cay Green Turtle Cay East
Pelican Cays Beach 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Channel Cay Great Abaco Southeast
Sandy Cay 4.4 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown Sandy Cay South
Snake Cay 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Snake Cay Snake Cay South West
Tahiti Beach 3.0 mi. South West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay South West
Treasure Cay Beach 0.1 mi. West of Central Treasure Cay Great Abaco North
White Sound Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fiddle Cay Green Turtle Cay Northwest

Luckily, you can find additional types of attractions. Use this link to visit our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Abaco.


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