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.

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll find an abundance of beaches to visit in the area. Whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you'd rather find a more secluded spot, you're likely to find what you want. You can click on individual beach names for a detailed review of that particular stretch of sand.

Guana Cay Beach

If you like snorkeling, a beach where that's an option is Nathan’s Bay Beach. You will need a boat if you want to visit this beach. While it is accesible by car, you will still need to get onto Elbow Cay first, and that will need to be by boat.

A second location that beach-goers can consider is Treasure Cay Beach. Treasure Cay Beach is known for its calm, turquoise waters and soft, diamond white sands. The beach stretches along the coast for three and a half miles.

Pelican Cays Beach: If you wish to get to Pelican Cay Beach, you will either need a boat or seaplane, so unless you are bringing your own, you will need to talk to one of the many charters in the area.

The beaches on Abaco are shown 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
Crossings Beach 1.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central Marsh Harbour Great Abaco North
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

Of course, Abaco has other attraction types. If interested, you can find out more about other attractions here.


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