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.


Pelican Cays National Park is found toward the center of the island of Great Abaco, 1.3 miles south of Channel Cay; it is ten miles (16 kilometers) to the south of Hopetown.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous dining options to pick from in the region nearby the nature preserve. Pete’s Pub & Gallery, which plates up eclectic dishes, is also the closest restaurant to the nature preserve. It's only around five miles away, so stop in and dig in! Also nearby, you and your companions will encounter eateries such as Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill and Buster's on the Beach letting you be picky as you choose between a fair number dining options.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some additional attractions nearby, including Tiloo National Park, which is four miles away Tilloo Cay. Also, you might consider making the trip to Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden, which is another attraction close by.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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



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