Attractions on Elbow Cay

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Elbow Cay is one of the islands of the Abacos.  On this island, Hope Town is where most of the action happens.  It is there that visitors will be able to check out the museums, visit a few parks and gardens, and even find the most well-maintained beaches.  


Hope Town Beach

There are a good group of beaches to consider visiting on the island. You can click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

One beach that offers snorkeling is Nathan’s Bay Beach. There is a line of trees that back the beach, offering guests plenty of shade from the hot sun. However, there is not much sand between the trees and the water, so be careful of the tides or you might get wet.

Another location to consider is Hope Town Beach. There is not much that marks the beach as unique. Visitors will find the soft white sand and its calm clear waters appealing very peaceful, especially as there is little development on the beach.

Tahiti Beach: From Hope Town, you can take a bike or go on foot along sand and gravel paths. There are no car paths.

The island has quite a few other beaches to choose from. To learn about more beaches available, navigate to this page.


Assuming you like to become more aware of other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time on Elbow Cay.

A landmark worth visiting is Wyannie Malone Museum. It is located in Hopetown, Elbow Cay. Named after Hope Town's founder, this museum showcases the history of the area with photography and artifacts. They host events for the island's Heritage Day and track the genealogy of the Malone family.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Cetacean Museum. It is found within Hopetown, Elbow Cay. This specialized museum is dedicated to the long and rich history of whaling. While the practices has for the most part died out over the years, whaling was a very influential industry for much of the early and pre-industrial era world, providing the world with oil.

The following table has more information on some the available museums on the island.

Museums On Elbow Cay
Name Phone Location
Cetacean Museum -- 0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Hopetown
Wyannie Malone Museum (242) 366-0293 0.0 mi. North of Central Hopetown

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests can discover some other intriguing attractions on Elbow Cay.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Elbow Cay
Name Type Location Island
Hopetown Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

Natural Attractions

Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden is one of the most enjoyable natural attractions. A great change of pace from beaches and shopping, Byrle Patterson Memorial Gardens offer all who visit a relaxing walk through the maintained gardens of trees and plants. While today the gardens are simply a nice walk, they were originally built around 1850 in memory of those who died during a cholera epidemic.

Another attraction that's popular with visitors is Fowl Cays National Park. Established in 2009, this is one of the newer national parks in the region. The reserve measures in at 1,920 acres and features a colorful barrier reef.

These are only some of the places worth checking out For more information on natural attractions on and around Elbow Cay, follow this link.


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