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 might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify The Bahamas' beaches, but at Garabonzo Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Garabonzo Beach can be found in a popular area that can get crowded, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Garabonzo Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South coast of Elbow Cay. Cetacean Museum is located two miles to the north-northeast, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else 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

Garabonzo Beach is near Hopetown, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Hopetown, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Hopetown is a fairly short distance away, roughly two miles (three kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While vacationers will not find that many hotels in the region, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the table that follows.

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 the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Abaco Inn Restaurant. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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
Sugar Shack -- Eclectic 2.0 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

Other Beaches

Elbow Cay has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Vacationers may also want to visit Elbow Cay Beach, which is located less than a mile to the north-northeast.

Maybe Garabonzo Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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