Pelican Cays National Park

Established in 1972, this land and sea park is comprised of Channel Rock, Gaulding Cay, the southern portion of Sandy Cay as well as their surrounding waters. It is a popular destination among snorkelers because of the great underwater biodiversity, coral reefs, and underwater caves.

Over 177 species of land and sea life have bee documented within the park, including Green and Loggerhead turtles and Bridled Terns.


Situated on the island of Great Abaco, 1.3 miles south of Channel Cay, Pelican Cays National Park always welcomes residents and tourists who are lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you are staying very close, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Hopetown is ten miles (16 kilometers) to the north.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of dining options to select from in the region near Pelican Cays National Park. The closest restaurant to Pelican Cays National Park is Pete’s Pub & Gallery, which serves up eclectic food. It's only around five miles away, so stop in and peruse the menu. Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill and Buster's on the Beach offer additional restaurant options close-by where you have the chance to enjoy the local cuisine in the Bahamas.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of nearby activities include Tiloo National Park, which is four miles away Tilloo Cay. Also, you might consider visiting Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden, which is another attraction not far away.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in the Bahamas. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Pelican Cays National Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Tiloo National Park -- 4.2 mi. (9.5 km) N 5.9 mi. South-Southwest of Hopetown Tilloo Cay
Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden -- 10.0 mi. (0.1 km) N Hopetown Elbow Cay
Cetacean Museum Museum 10.1 mi. (0.0 km) N Hopetown Elbow Cay
Jarrett Park -- 10.1 mi. (0.0 km) N Hopetown Elbow Cay

Location: Great Abaco



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