Sandy Cay

There are two beaches on this private island. Once faces to the west and the other to the south east, totaling 800 feet of some of the softest, whitest sand imaginable.

Located on the island of Sandy Cay, 4.4 miles northwest of Hopetown, this beach is on the South coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should give Sandy Cay a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Sandy Cay on the South coast of Sandy Cay. It is near some interesting sites like Pelican Cays National Park, which is found 13 miles away, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Pelican Cays National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 13.0 mi. S Great Abaco
Johnston Foundry & Gallery Art Gallery 17.7 mi. S Great Abaco
Pete's Pub & Gallery Art Gallery 17.7 mi. S Great Abaco
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Golf Course 19.8 mi. S Great Abaco

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Marsh Harbour, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Sandy Cay, Marsh Harbour is just up the road, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Sandy Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Schooner's Landing Resort 0.8 mi. N Man of War Cay Villa complex
Island Breezes Hotel 3.6 mi. SW Great Abaco Hotel
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 3.7 mi. SW Great Abaco Hotel
Conch Inn Hotel & Marina 3.7 mi. SW Great Abaco Hotel
Pelican Beach Villas 3.8 mi. SW Great Abaco Hotel
Lofty Fig Villas 3.8 mi. SW Great Abaco Villa complex
Abaco Lodge 8.1 mi. W Great Abaco Lodge


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Dock & Dine Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features eclectic food. It'll be found three quarters of a mile away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Sandy Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Dock & Dine Restaurant (242) 365-6139 Eclectic 0.8 mi. N Man of War Cay
Hibiscus Cafe (242) 365-6380 American, Caribbean 0.9 mi. N Man of War Cay
Island Treats Snack Bar (242) 365-6501 -- -- -- Man of War Cay
Jamie's Place Restaurant 367-2880 -- 3.5 mi. SW Great Abaco
Bliss Coffee House (242) 367-5523 Caribbean 3.6 mi. SW Great Abaco
Jib Room Restaurant & Bar (242) 367-2700 American 3.6 mi. SW Great Abaco
Angler's Restaurants 367-2158 -- 3.7 mi. SW Great Abaco
Conch Crawl (242) 367-4000 American, Caribbean 3.7 mi. SW Great Abaco
Snappas Grill & Chill (242) 367-2278 American 3.8 mi. SW Great Abaco
Wally's Restaurant 367-2074 -- 3.9 mi. SW Great Abaco
Oasis (242) 699-4000 American, Asian, Fusion 4.0 mi. SW Great Abaco
Munchie's Take Out -- -- 4.2 mi. SE Elbow Cay

Other Beaches

Sandy Cay isn't the only beach worth checking out on Sandy Cay.

You may also want to consider Crossings Beach, which is located three miles away.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Sandy Cay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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