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.

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find an abundance of beaches to enjoy in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. To get additional information about a specific beach you can click on the names of the ones you'd like to learn about.

Guana Cay Beach

A beach where snorkeling is a popular is Nathan’s Bay Beach. The tiny Nathan's Bay Beach does not offer much room for people looking to play on the beach. However, if you plan on simply laying out in the sand or enjoying the cool water, Nathan's Bay will suffice.

Another alternative 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: 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.

The table below enables you to get more details concerning the beaches that can be found in the area.

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

Bear in mind, Abaco has other attractions. You can find out more about other attractions by clicking on this link.


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