Pelican Cays Beach

Completely remote and absolutely beautiful, Pelican Cays Beach is located on one of the many cays off the Bahamas. Anyone who takes the time to travel to Pelican Cay will likely find themselves alone on the island.

Situated on the island of Great Abaco, 1.1 miles northeast of Channel Cay, Pelican Cays Beach is on the Southeast coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you should consider going off the beaten path to Pelican Cays Beach.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

If you happen to choose beaches which offer visitors a serene environment, then you may want to try Pelican Cays Beach; it is back within a much quieter part of Great Abaco.

What's Nearby


Set on the Southeast coast of Great Abaco; this area boasts other attractions such as Pelican Cays National Park, which is two miles away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Pelican Cays Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Pelican Cays National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.1 SSW Great Abaco
Johnston Foundry & Gallery Art Gallery 6.8 S Great Abaco
Pete's Pub & Gallery Art Gallery 6.8 S Great Abaco
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Golf Course 9.1 SSW Great Abaco
Conch Pearl Galleries Art Gallery 9.5 NNW Great Abaco

Cities and Towns

Hopetown is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Hopetown isn't out of reach at eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you will find relatively few hotels in the area, those options closest to the beach can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Pelican Cays Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 9.4 mi. NNW Hotel
Conch Inn Hotel & Marina 9.5 mi. NNW Hotel
Pelican Beach Villas 9.9 mi. NNW Hotel


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the vicinity of this beach, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Great Abaco has many beaches, and Pelican Cays Beach is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Cemetery Beach, found 12 miles away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Snake Cay, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's located five miles to the west-northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Garabonzo Beach, located six miles to the north.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Pelican Cays Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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