Shell Beach

Shell Beach is a calm little stretch of sand so named perhaps for the unique shells that wash ashore in high tide. Guest come here to enjoy a relaxing day sunning and swimming.

Located on the western side of the island of South Bimini, near Pigeon Cay, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. You will usually find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out, as the area surrounding the beach is not packed with guests.

How to Access The Beach
Shell Beach is just a few miles north of Bimini Bay Resort & Marina along the west coast of South Bimini.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tan colored sands line the shore of Shell Beach, which features aquamarine waters that can sometimes be rough. The beach is backed by trees for a good distance.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Shell Beach on the West coast of South Bimini. It is close to Resorts World Bimini Casino, which is found three and a half miles to the , and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions such as Shark Mound provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Shell Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about the Bahamas, without having to stray too far from the beach.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Shell Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Resorts World Bimini Casino Casino 3.4 mi. NNE North Bimini
Shark Mound Historical Site 3.9 mi. NE North Bimini


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a decent selection of lodging options to choose from close to the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Shell Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Thirsty Turtle Yacht Club -- -- South Bimini Hotel
Bimini Sands Beach Club 0.8 mi. S South Bimini Resort
Big John's Hotel 1.3 mi. N North Bimini Hotel
Sea Crest Hotel & Marina 1.4 mi. N North Bimini Hotel
Bimini Blue Water Resort 1.4 mi. N North Bimini Hotel
Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina 1.6 mi. N North Bimini Hotel
WildQuest 2.6 mi. NNE North Bimini Lodge
Bimini Bay Resort 3.4 mi. NNE North Bimini Resort
Hilton at Resorts World Bimini 3.7 mi. NNE North Bimini Hotel


While the area surrounding Shell Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Bimini Twist, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Shell Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bimini Twist (242) 347-3501 Caribbean, Fusion 0.8 mi. S South Bimini
Mackey's Sand Bar (242) 347-3501 Eclectic 0.8 mi. S South Bimini
Bimini Big Game Bar and Grill (242) 347-3391 Caribbean 1.6 mi. N North Bimini

Other Beaches

Of course, Shell Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on South Bimini.

Travelers may also want to consider Bimini Reef Club Beach, located within a short distance. For great snorkeling on South Bimini, it's hard to beat the Bimini Reef Club Beach.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Shell Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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