Elbow Cay Attractions

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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

You will discover a small variety of beaches to choose from on the island. Click on each beach name to read a detailed article concerning that particular location.

A nice beach where snorkeling is popular is Nathan’s Bay Beach. The tiny Nathan's Bay Beach does not offer much room for people looking to play on the beach. However, if you plan on simply laying out in the sand or enjoying the cool water, Nathan's Bay will suffice.

Another location that beach-goers can consider is Hope Town Beach. Mainly serving the small area of Hope Town, the beach offers visitors a mix of a remote beach and a popular one. Elbow Cay, the island the beach is on, is a popular island, but with so many beaches on the cay, the crowds have plenty of room to spread out.

Tahiti Beach: Located at the far end of Elbow Cay Island, Tahiti Beach is a secluded shoreline with cool blue waters and sugary white sands.

The island has quite a few other beaches. To find out about other beaches available, go to this page.


Assuming you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.

Many travelers choose to visit Wyannie Malone Museum. It is found within 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.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Cetacean Museum. It is found in Hopetown, Elbow Cay. There are a variety of different exhibits at the Cetacean Museum. Visitors should expect to see plenty of historic maps and whaling charts, stories of whalers, and a collection of whale bones on display.

The following table enables you to learn some key facts regarding a few the museums available 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

Visitors can enjoy some other interesting sites to visit 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

One of the frequently visited outdoor tourist attractions is Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden. 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.

Fowl Cays National Park is another attraction worth a visit. Established in 2009, this is one of the newer national parks in the region. The reserve measures in at 3,200 acres or 3.6 sq miles, featuring a colorful barrier reef.

Of course, you will find some other choices too. For more about this specific topic, visit this guide.


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