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.

Positioned 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 think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may really like a visit to Sandy Cay. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


Found on the South coast of Sandy Cay; this area boasts other attractions such as Joe's Studio, which is less than a mile to the north of this spot.

If you want to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Joe's Studio Art Gallery 0.9 N Man of War Cay
Pelican Cays National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 13.0 S Great Abaco
Johnston Foundry & Gallery Art Gallery 17.7 S Great Abaco
Pete's Pub & Gallery Art Gallery 17.7 S Great Abaco
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Golf Course 19.8 S Great Abaco

Cities and Towns

Sandy Cay is in the Marsh Harbour area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Marsh Harbour, a city which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Marsh Harbour is a fairly short distance away, roughly four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a nice selection of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area surrounding Sandy Cay. The most accessible of which are shown in the table that follows.

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 & 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 you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Dock & Dine Restaurant. This restaurant offers both Bahamian and Caribbean dishes on the menu. They're also renowned for their seafood. You'll find it three quarters of a mile away.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Sandy Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Dock & Dine Restaurant (242) 365-6139 Bahamian, Caribbean 0.8 mi. N 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
Angler's Restaurants (242) 367-2158 Bahamian 3.7 mi. SW Great Abaco
Jib Room Restaurant & Bar (242) 367-2700 American 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 3.9 mi. SW Great Abaco
Wally's Restaurant (242) 367-2074 Bahamian, International 3.9 mi. SW Great Abaco
Jake's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour (242) 367-5253 American, Bahamian 4.0 mi. SW Great Abaco
Hope Town Coffee House (242) 366-0760 Caribbean 4.2 mi. SE Elbow Cay
Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar (242) 366-0247 Eclectic 4.3 mi. SE Elbow Cay
Harbour's Edge (242) 366-0087 Caribbean 4.4 mi. SE Elbow Cay

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Sandy Cay doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also enjoy Crossings Beach, which is located three miles away.

You may find that Sandy Cay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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