Small Hope Bay Beach

The waters of Small Hope Bay are perfect for a wide array of watersports, including boating, fishing, and snorkeling. Guests staying at the adjacent Small Hope Bay lodge spend their days on this beach taking advantage of the calm, clear waters.

Located on North Andros Island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. While the Bahamas has beaches that are more secluded than Small Hope Bay Beach, it has the right combination of charm and personality to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
Small Hope Bay is located in front of the AUTEC Helipad and Small Hope Bay Lodge in Fresh Creek on Andros Island.

Amenities and Ambiance

Snaking palm trees and striking driftwood formations line the white sandy shores of Small Hope Bay, which features clean, clear aquamarine waters.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Small Hope Bay Beach is on the East coast of North Andros Island. Guests might consider staying at the Treasures of Andros, which is one of the most conveniently located lodging options accessible from Small Hope Bay Beach, though you may not find too many additional popular spots you can drive to.

Cities and Towns

Small Hope Bay Beach is in the Andros Town area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town is Andros Town, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Andros Town is a quick trip away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. Small Hope Bay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a fairly wide assortment of accommodations to pick from in the area that encircles Small Hope Bay Beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Small Hope Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Treasures of Andros -- -- North Andros Island Cottages
Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina 1.1 mi. NW North Andros Island Hotel
Quality Inn Staniard Creek 1.5 mi. W North Andros Island Hotel
Stafford Creek Lodge 1.6 mi. W North Andros Island Lodge
Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge 1.9 mi. W Central Andros Lodge
Small Hope Bay Lodge 3.5 mi. NW Central Andros Lodge


Although the area surrounding Small Hope Bay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Andros Lighthouse Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Small Hope Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Andros Lighthouse Restaurant (242) 368-2305 -- 1.1 mi. NW North Andros Island

Other Beaches

North Andros Island has many nice beaches, so Small Hope Bay Beach is just one of your options.

If the active mood at Small Hope Bay Beach is one of the features you love, consider heading to Andros Lighthouse Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it a mile to the northwest.

Another option worth considering is Love Hill Beach, which is located not too far away, so a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Bahamas, and paying a visit to Small Hope Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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