Hope Town Beach

Photo credit: © Stuart

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.

Located in the heart of Hopetown, Hope Town Beach is on the North East edge of Elbow Cay. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.

How to Access The Beach
You will need a boat if you want to reach Elbow Cay. Luckily, once on the island, it is easy to get around.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is not much that marks the beach as unique. Visitors will find the soft white sand and its calm clear waters appealing very peaceful, especially as there is little development on the beach. With that said, Hope Town is just a few steps away and offers all the amenities you will need.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are an assortment of dining options in the Bahamas, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Many visitors would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here.

Don't forget that Hope Town Beach's location is a popular spot, meaning the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Hope Town Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North East coast of Elbow Cay; it will be near other attractions like Wyannie Malone Museum, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Hope Town Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Wyannie Malone Museum Museum 0.1 mi. SW Elbow Cay
Hummingbird Cottage Art Center & Gallery Art Gallery 0.1 mi. S Elbow Cay
Cetacean Museum Museum 0.1 mi. S Elbow Cay
Hopetown Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.3 mi. WNW Elbow Cay

Cities and Towns

Hope Town Beach is close to Hopetown, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Hopetown, a city which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Hope Town Beach, Hopetown is not far away, roughly a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

While beach-goers won't find very many hotels in the vicinity, those options closest to the beach are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Hope Town Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hope Town Harbour Lodge 0.2 mi. SSW Hotel
Hope Town Inn & Marina 0.3 mi. W Resort
Tomato Paste 0.6 mi. WSW Cottages
Abaco Inn 2.0 mi. SSW Hotel
Sea Spray Resort & Marina 2.3 mi. SSW Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features eclectic cuisine.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Hope Town Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar (242) 366-0247 Eclectic 0.1 mi. WNW Elbow Cay
Harbour's Edge (242) 366-0087 Caribbean 0.1 mi. WSW Elbow Cay
Munchies Restaurant (242) 366-0434 Caribbean 0.2 mi. NW Elbow Cay
Munchie's Take Out -- -- 0.2 mi. NW Elbow Cay
Hope Town Coffee House (242) 366-0760 Caribbean 0.2 mi. NW Elbow Cay
Hope Town Harbour Lodge (242) 366-0134 Caribbean 0.2 mi. SSW Elbow Cay
Firefly Bar & Grill (242) 225-8635 International 1.5 mi. SW Elbow Cay
Mackey's Takeout -- -- 1.6 mi. SW Elbow Cay
Abaco Inn Restaurant (800) 468-8799 Caribbean, International, Vegetarian 2.0 mi. SSW Elbow Cay
Boat House Restaurant (242) 366-0065 Caribbean 2.3 mi. SSW Elbow Cay
Cracker P's Bar & Grill (242) 577-3139 American, Caribbean 3.4 mi. SW Lubbers Quarters Cay
Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill (242) 577-2000 Caribbean 3.7 mi. SW Lubbers Quarters Cay

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Elbow Cay besides Hope Town Beach worth visiting.

Travelers may also want to consider Elbow Cay Beach, located one and an eighth miles to the south-southwest.

Maybe Hope Town 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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