Andros Lighthouse Beach

This beach is mainly used by boaters using the Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club & Marina, but is open to other visitors as well. It's isolated and quiet, and certainly worth a visit if you're in the area. Don't expect anything in the way of facilities, though.

Located in the eastern outskirts of Andros Town, Andros Lighthouse Beach is on the East coast of North Andros Island. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. It's often said that Andros Lighthouse Beach is perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as pretty, but are usually busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

How to Access The Beach
From the southwest corner of the Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club & Marina on the south side of Fresh Creek, there is a path that will take you directly out to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located just next to the mouth of Fresh Creek, the beach's white sand stretches on for quite a distance, and the calm, shallow waters make this a good spot for a swim.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Andros Lighthouse Beach on the East coast of North Andros Island. Accommodations nearby include the Treasures of Andros, which is one of the most conveniently located places to stay reachable from Andros Lighthouse Beach, even though there aren't many additional close-by attractions.

Cities and Towns

The town of Andros Town is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Andros Town is a fairly short distance away, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically 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 nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Andros Lighthouse Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Treasures of Andros -- -- North Andros Island Cottages
Quality Inn Staniard Creek 0.9 mi. SW North Andros Island Hotel
Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge 1.5 mi. SW Central Andros Lodge
Small Hope Bay Lodge 2.4 mi. NW Central Andros Lodge

Food

While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Andros Lighthouse Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Andros Lighthouse Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Andros Lighthouse Restaurant (242) 368-2305 -- 0.2 mi. SW North Andros Island

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Andros Lighthouse Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Small Hope Bay Beach, located just a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Goat Cay Beach. You'll find it a mile and a half to the north.

You may also want to consider Love Hill Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the northwest.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Andros Lighthouse Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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