Blister Beach

Great snorkeling opportunities have been the trademark of this Blister Beach, although many would argue that the swimming and sunning is also top-notch. Located away from any metropolitan areas, you'll find fewer crowds here than on some other Bimini beaches, making it a favorite among locals.

Positioned near the heart of the island of North Bimini, Blister Beach is on the North edge of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Blister Beach stands out because it's perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually more cramped because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
A trail runs north from Spook Hill Beach through the mangroves and continues all the way to the northernmost point on the island. Whenever you find that special spot in the sun, step off the trail and into the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Blister Beach (also called Bimini Bay Beach) is situated on the far north end of Bimini. The waters off of these shores are so clear that on calm days you can spot all kinds of exotic fish cruising the gentle surf along this beach.

There is also a snack bar here. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. Although you'll never have to fight for a spot in the sand, Blister Beach manages to draw a fair number of visitors, both locals and vacationers eager to escape the beaten path.

Blister Beach offers visitors a calm and peaceful environment, since the area surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of North Bimini; the area hosts attractions such as Resorts World Bimini Casino, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of the Bahamas, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Shark Mound, which is a short distance away to the south.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Blister Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Resorts World Bimini Casino Casino 1.8 mi. SW North Bimini
Shark Mound Historical Site 2.2 mi. S North Bimini

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests will find a fairly wide range of accommodation options to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Blister Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Hilton at Resorts World Bimini 1.5 mi. SW North Bimini Hotel
Bimini Bay Resort 1.8 mi. SW North Bimini Resort
WildQuest 2.6 mi. SW North Bimini Lodge
Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina -- -- North Bimini Hotel
Bimini Blue Water Resort 3.8 mi. SW North Bimini Hotel
Sea Crest Hotel & Marina 3.9 mi. SW North Bimini Hotel
Big John's Hotel 4.0 mi. SW North Bimini Hotel
Thirsty Turtle Yacht Club -- -- South Bimini Hotel
Bimini Sands Beach Club 5.9 mi. SSW South Bimini Resort

Food

Although the area surrounding Blister Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Bimini Big Game Bar and Grill, which is a quick car or cab ride away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Blister Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bimini Big Game Bar and Grill (242) 347-3391 Caribbean -- -- North Bimini

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on North Bimini will have lots of options besides Blister Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Spook Hill Beach, which also offers sufficient peace and seclusion. Although Spook Hill Beach may have a scary name, this beautiful white sand beach is anything but creepy.

Another location you may want to try is Porgy Bay Beach, another great Bahamas beach site.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, a trip to Blister Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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