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 coast of the island of South Bimini, close to Pigeon Cay, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. It's often said that Shell Beach is perfect for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Most other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as beautiful, but are usually busier because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of South Bimini; the area hosts attractions such as Resorts World Bimini Casino, which is three and a half miles to the north-northeast.

If you want more information on the history of the Bahamas, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Shark Mound, which is one of the closest historical destinations in the vicinity of Shell Beach.

If a visit to the Shell Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones 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 mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Shell Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a fairly wide selection of resort and hotel options to choose from close to Shell Beach. The most accessible of which have been listed in the table that follows.

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
Wild Quest 2.6 mi. NNE North Bimini Resort
Bimini Bay Resort 3.4 mi. NNE North Bimini Resort


Although the area surrounding Shell Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Bimini Twist, which is three quarters of a mile to the south of it.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Shell Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bimini Twist -- Caribbean, Fusion 0.8 mi. S South Bimini
Mackey's Sand Bar (242) 347-3500 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, there are lots of other spots along the coast of South Bimini, so if Shell Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you may want to try is Bimini Reef Club Beach, located a half mile to the south. For great snorkeling on South Bimini, it's hard to beat the Bimini Reef Club Beach.

Perhaps Shell Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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