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.

Situated near the center of Hopetown, Hope Town Beach is on the North East edge of Elbow Cay. You might want even if you are not staying in the immediate 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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There all types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in the Bahamas, but eating at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Hope Town Beach because there are public restrooms.

Hope Town Beach plus its availability of comforts are of course found within an area commonly frequented by travelers. As such, if you think the amenities can make or break a good time, it'll be a smart idea to arrive in the morning prior to when the crowds fill up or perhaps even going to a more secluded beach in a more remote area. If not, you could miss the chance to completely enjoy all those comforts which Hope Town Beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Elbow Cay. Wyannie Malone Museum is found about a hundred yards away, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 near Hopetown, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Hopetown is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Hopetown is a fairly short distance away, about 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. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though beach-goers will generally find few places to stay in the immediate vicinity, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the following list.

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 visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant serves eclectic food.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Elbow Cay besides Hope Town Beach.

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

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, visiting Hope Town Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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