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 edge of North Andros Island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. You'll find the area around the beach to be somewhat urbanized, but this does not, in fact, mean beach to be rather congested, the beach itself will be found swarming with people. Instead, you will typically find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Found on the East coast of North Andros Island. You can stay at the nearby Treasures of Andros, which is perhaps the most conveniently located hotel near Small Hope Bay Beach, despite there not being too many additional close-by attractions.

Cities and Towns

Andros Town is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Small Hope Bay Beach, Andros Town is a quick trip away, maybe one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While you will generally find few hotels in the surrounding areas, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the list that follows.

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


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Andros Lighthouse Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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

Small Hope Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on North Andros Island.

If the active mood at Small Hope Bay Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider checking out Andros Lighthouse Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a mile to the northwest.

You may also enjoy Love Hill Beach, which is located three and a half miles to the northwest.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Small Hope Bay Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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