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.

Positioned toward the center of Hopetown, Hope Town Beach is on the North East edge of Elbow Cay. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close.

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'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Each country in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and the Bahamas is no different. One of the most memorable places to enjoy the local fare is right next to the coast. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of The Bahamas' famous street food along the way.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Hope Town Beach.

Even so, make sure you see that even though you can find a few amenities for you to enjoy while at Hope Town Beach, it will be found within a commonly visited area. If you seek to avoid the crowds, it should be an appropriate motivator to think ahead and beat the crowds, for example arriving in the morning. Or you could find all of the services becoming unavailable.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Elbow Cay. It's located near Wyannie Malone Museum, which is situated about a hundred yards away, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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

Hopetown is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Hope Town Beach, Hopetown is a quick trip away, maybe a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Visitors will find a nice selection of hotel booking options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which are shown in the following table.

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
Turtle Hill Vacation Villas 0.9 mi. SW Villa complex
Firefly Sunset Resort 1.5 mi. SW Villa complex
Abaco Inn 2.0 mi. SSW Hotel
Sea Spray Resort & Marina 2.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Crystal Villas 2.8 mi. SW Villa complex


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant offers a menu of eclectic cuisine.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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
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 (242) 366-0396 Caribbean 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) 333-2142 Caribbean 2.3 mi. SSW Harbour Island
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
Dock & Dine Restaurant (242) 365-6139 Bahamian, Caribbean 5.0 mi. NW Man of War Cay

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Elbow Cay, so if Hope Town Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Vacationers may also want to visit Elbow Cay Beach, which is located one and an eighth miles away.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Hope Town Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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