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 the eastern edge of North Andros Island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Sommerset Creek Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Other nearby beaches in the Bahamas may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Sommerset Creek Beach, but are usually busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you happen to like sunny days that provide an idyllic enclave, then you should enjoy Sommerset Creek Beach; it is hidden away in a less urbanized sector of North Andros Island.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of North Andros Island. It's located near the Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge and any nearby accommodations, which is one of the closest hotels accessible from Sommerset Creek Beach, despite there not being too many additional nearby attractions.

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Andros Town, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Andros Town is not far away, about two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a fairly wide variety of accommodation options to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Sommerset Creek Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge -- -- North Andros Island Lodge
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
Small Hope Bay Lodge 4.9 mi. NW Central Andros Lodge

Food

You might not find any places to eat right on this shore, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Sommerset Creek Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Small Hope Bay Beach, found just a short distance away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Andros Lighthouse Beach. You'll find it two and a half miles to the northwest.

You may also enjoy Love Hill Beach, which is located five miles away.

Sommerset Creek Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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