Garabonzo Beach

While not one of the most popular beaches in the Bahamas, Garabonzo Beach is known as a great surfing spot for surfers who find themselves on Elbow Cay.

Positioned on the island of Elbow Cay, Garabonzo Beach is on the South coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Seeking a beach that best suits your style of relaxation? Some prefer to choose one that is conveniently located, but allows for a certain degree of privacy; Garabonzo Beach, a somehwat secluded part of the coast, has these qualities.

How to Access The Beach
Garabonoz Beach happens to be on a lesser developed , but populated island. This means you will be able to find plenty of places dock your boat and drive, but you will not be able to fly directly onto Elbow Cay. Once on the island though, you will be able to easily drive to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Visitors who come to the beach should not be expecting very many amenities. Save the occasional villa, there are no buildings on the beach, and you will only have the palm trees to give you shade. However, the rougher and deeper waters here make it a great place for anyone who wants to ride the waves.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Don't forget that the region in which Garabonzo Beach is located is a popular spot, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Garabonzo Beach on the South coast of Elbow Cay. Cetacean Museum is seen two miles away, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Garabonzo Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cetacean Museum Museum 2.0 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Hummingbird Cottage Art Center & Gallery Art Gallery 2.0 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Wyannie Malone Museum Museum 2.0 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Hopetown Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.0 mi. NNE Elbow Cay

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Hopetown, a town which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Hopetown is a fairly short distance away, maybe two miles (three kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though vacationers won't find that many accommodations in the surrounding areas, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Garabonzo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Abaco Inn 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Sea Spray Resort & Marina 0.3 mi. SW Hotel
Tomato Paste 1.6 mi. N Cottages
Hope Town Harbour Lodge 1.8 mi. NNE Hotel
Hope Town Inn & Marina 1.9 mi. NNE Resort


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Abaco Inn Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International cuisines. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Garabonzo Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Abaco Inn Restaurant (800) 468-8799 Caribbean, International, Vegetarian 0.1 mi. N Elbow Cay
Boat House Restaurant (242) 366-0065 Caribbean 0.3 mi. SW Elbow Cay
Mackey's Takeout -- -- 0.4 mi. N Elbow Cay
Firefly Bar & Grill (242) 225-8635 International 0.8 mi. N Elbow Cay
Cracker P's Bar & Grill (242) 577-3139 American, Caribbean 1.5 mi. WSW Lubbers Quarters Cay
Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill (242) 577-2000 Caribbean 1.8 mi. SW Lubbers Quarters Cay
Hope Town Harbour Lodge (242) 366-0134 Caribbean 1.8 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Harbour's Edge (242) 366-0087 Caribbean 2.0 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar (242) 366-0247 Eclectic 2.0 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Hope Town Coffee House (242) 366-0760 Caribbean 2.1 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Munchies Restaurant (242) 366-0434 Caribbean 2.1 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Munchie's Take Out -- -- 2.1 mi. NNE Elbow Cay

Other Beaches

Garabonzo Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Elbow Cay.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Elbow Cay Beach, located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Garabonzo Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.