Sommerset Creek Beach

Named for the way the sea shells on the beach resemble the setting sun, Sommerset Beach Creek is a quiet locale on Andros Island where visitors can split their days between swimming, sunning, and beach combing.

Located on North Andros Island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying very close. It's often said that Sommerset Creek Beach is one of the best spots for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches in the Bahamas may provide just as many amenities as Sommerset Creek Beach, but tend to be more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach
Sommerset Creek Beach is accessible via a long dirt road called Beach Road that splits off Queen's Highway and heads towards the east coast of Andros Island.

Amenities and Ambiance

At just over a mile long, Sommerse Creek Beach features white sands, sparkling topaz waters, and Casuarina trees.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you usually prefer sunny days that offer those who visit a calm experience, then you should enjoy Sommerset Creek Beach; it's tucked away within a less urbanized area of North Andros Island.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Sommerset Creek Beach is on the East coast of North Andros Island. It's located near the Treasures of Andros and any nearby accommodations, which is perhaps the closest hotel near Sommerset Creek Beach, though you may not find too many other attractions in the region.

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Nassau, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Sommerset Creek Beach, Andros Town is just up the road, roughly two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Sommerset Creek Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Treasures of Andros -- -- North Andros Island Cottages
Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina 2.5 mi. NW North Andros Island Hotel
Quality Inn Staniard Creek 2.8 mi. NW North Andros Island Hotel
Stafford Creek Lodge 2.8 mi. NW North Andros Island Lodge
Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge 2.9 mi. WNW Central Andros Lodge
Small Hope Bay Lodge 4.9 mi. NW Central Andros Lodge


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. Andros Lighthouse Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Sommerset Creek Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Andros Lighthouse Restaurant (242) 368-2305 -- 2.5 mi. NW North Andros Island

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them on North Andros Island will have lots of options besides Sommerset Creek Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Small Hope Bay Beach, found just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Andros Lighthouse Beach. You'll find it two and a half miles to the northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Love Hill Beach, located fairly close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

Maybe Sommerset Creek Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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