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 near the middle of the island of Sandy Cay, 4.4 miles northwest of Hopetown, this beach is on the South edge of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. You will typically find the beach to be rather roomy, since the vicinity around the beach and the beach itself are not overflowing with tourists.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear 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. Pelican Cays National Park is seen 13 miles to the south, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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

Sandy Cay is in the Marsh Harbour area, so walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Marsh Harbour, a city which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Marsh Harbour is not far away, about four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Sandy Cay is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels close-by, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Dock & Dine Restaurant. The restaurant serves eclectic food. It'll be found three quarters of a mile away.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Sandy Cay.

Another option worth considering is Crossings Beach, located three miles to the south west.

You may find that Sandy Cay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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