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 toward the center of the island of Sandy Cay, 4.4 miles northwest of Hopetown, this beach is on the South coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Sandy Cay is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Sandy Cay is on the South coast of Sandy Cay. Pelican Cays National Park is seen 13 miles away, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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 a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Marsh Harbour is a quick trip away, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within driving distance, the closest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Sandy Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Island Breezes Hotel 3.6 SW Hotel
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 3.7 SW Hotel
Conch Inn Hotel & Marina 3.7 SW Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to dine at an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Dock & Dine Restaurant. The restaurant offers a menu of eclectic food. The restaurant is three quarters of a mile away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on Sandy Cay will have lots of options besides Sandy Cay.

Vacationers may also want to visit Crossings Beach, located three miles to the south west.

Maybe Sandy Cay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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