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 the eastern side of North Andros Island, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Though Small Hope Bay Beach is certainly not known for being empty and quiet, you'll probably run into fewer crowds than at most other beaches in the Bahamas. So, though it isn't the Bahamas most isolated stretch of sand, this beach will have much less traffic to dodge during, say, a romantic walk along the water.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned 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, despite there not being too many other attractions in the vicinity.

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Andros Town, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Small Hope Bay Beach, Andros Town is not far away, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a decent range of booking options to choose from in the area that surrounds Small Hope Bay Beach. The most accessible of which have been listed below.

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
Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge -- -- North Andros Island Lodge
Quality Inn Staniard Creek 1.5 mi. W North Andros Island Hotel
Stafford Creek Lodge 1.6 mi. W North Andros Island Lodge
Small Hope Bay Lodge 3.5 mi. NW Central Andros Lodge


You might not find any places to eat surrounding this shore, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on North Andros Island besides Small Hope Bay Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Small Hope Bay Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Andros Lighthouse Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located a mile to the northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Love Hill Beach, which is located three and a half miles to the northwest.

Maybe Small Hope Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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