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 might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Sandy Cay stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may provide just as many amenities as Sandy Cay, but tend to be busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Sandy Cay. It is near Conch Pearl Galleries, which is situated four and a half miles to the south west, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If a visit to the Sandy Cay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Conch Pearl Galleries Art Gallery 4.3 SW Great Abaco
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

The closest town is , which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Marsh Harbour is just up the road, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within driving distance, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Sandy Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 3.7 mi. SW Hotel
Conch Inn Hotel & Marina 3.7 mi. SW Hotel
Pelican Beach Villas 3.8 mi. SW Hotel
Abaco Lodge 8.1 mi. W Lodge


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. Dock & Dine Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features eclectic cuisine. 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
Java Coffee -- -- 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
Mangoes Restaurant & Boutique 367-2366 Caribbean 3.8 mi. SW Great Abaco
Wally's Restaurant 367-2074 -- 3.9 mi. SW Great Abaco
Munchie's Take Out -- -- 4.2 mi. SE Elbow Cay
Hope Town Coffee House (242) 366-0760 Caribbean 4.2 mi. SE Elbow Cay

Other Beaches

Of course, Sandy Cay is just one of many beaches you might like on Sandy Cay.

Another option worth considering is Elbow Cay Beach, located five miles away.

You may find that Sandy Cay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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