Elbow Cay Beach

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This beach hugs the coast of the 6-mile-long Elbow Cay on its Atlantic side. Dotted with residences but no gaudy resorts, this beach gives you the serenity you're looking for without having to travel away from civilization altogether.

Located in the heart of the island of Elbow Cay, this beach is on the South East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Need a place to stretch out and relax without all the fuss? To many, the best beach is one that is somewhat near the town's major conveniences, though somehow far from the typical beach-going crowd; Elbow Cay Beach, a somehwat secluded part of the coast, has these qualities.

How to Access The Beach
There's no airport on Elbow Cay so you'll need to take a boat. A popular thing for tourists to do is to fly into Marsh Harbor and take the ferry over to Hope Town Harbor in the north or White Sound in the middle of the island. The beach can be accessed from anywhere on the western coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach stretches on for miles making it a perfect place for long, slow walks, particularly as the sun is setting over the never-ending ocean.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Don't forget that the area surrounding Elbow Cay Beach is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Elbow Cay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Elbow Cay. It's located near Cetacean Museum, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Elbow Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cetacean Museum Museum 1.0 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Hummingbird Cottage Art Center & Gallery Art Gallery 1.1 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Wyannie Malone Museum Museum 1.1 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Hopetown Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.1 mi. N Elbow Cay

Cities and Towns

Hopetown is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Hopetown is a quick trip away, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Although you will find only a few hotels in the area, those accommodation options closest to Elbow Cay Beach can be seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Elbow Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tomato Paste 0.8 mi. N Cottages
Abaco Inn 0.8 mi. SSW Hotel
Hope Town Harbour Lodge 0.9 mi. NNE Hotel
Hope Town Inn & Marina 1.0 mi. N Resort
Sea Spray Resort & Marina 1.2 mi. SSW Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Mackey's Takeout. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Elbow Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Mackey's Takeout -- -- 0.5 mi. SW Elbow Cay
Firefly Bar & Grill (242) 225-8635 International 0.6 mi. W Elbow Cay
Abaco Inn Restaurant (800) 468-8799 Caribbean, International, Vegetarian 0.8 mi. SSW Elbow Cay
Hope Town Harbour Lodge (242) 366-0134 Caribbean 0.9 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Harbour's Edge (242) 366-0087 Caribbean 1.1 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar (242) 366-0247 Eclectic 1.1 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Hope Town Coffee House (242) 366-0760 Caribbean 1.1 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Munchies Restaurant (242) 366-0434 Caribbean 1.2 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Munchie's Take Out -- -- 1.2 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Boat House Restaurant (242) 366-0065 Caribbean 1.2 mi. SSW Elbow Cay
Cracker P's Bar & Grill (242) 577-3139 American, Caribbean 2.3 mi. SW Lubbers Quarters Cay
Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill (242) 577-2000 Caribbean 2.6 mi. SW Lubbers Quarters Cay

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Elbow Cay, and Elbow Cay Beach is just one option.

You might also want to visit Garabonzo Beach, located less than a mile to the south-southwest.

You may find that Elbow Cay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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