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.

Located on the island of Elbow Cay, Garabonzo Beach is on the South coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. At Garabonzo Beach, you won't be too far from the town's major conveniences, yet the shore has a secluded quality to it.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Garabonzo Beach is of course found within an active, busy area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Garabonzo Beach on the South coast of Elbow Cay; it will be near other attractions like Cetacean Museum, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

The nearby town of Hopetown is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Hopetown is just up the road, roughly two miles (three kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Garabonzo Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels within a several miles, the ones found closest to the shore are shown 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Garabonzo Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Abaco Inn Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

Of course, Garabonzo Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Elbow Cay.

You might also want to visit Elbow Cay Beach, which is located within a short distance.

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.


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