Hope Town Beach

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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 toward the center of Hopetown, Hope Town Beach is on the North East coast of Elbow Cay. You might want even if you are not staying particularly close by.

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.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Hope Town Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. Each country in the Caribbean has its own cuisine, and the Bahamas is no different. One of the most memorable places to sample the local fare is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Hope Town Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience.

Hope Town Beach plus its choice of amenities can be located inside a hot tourist destination. This means that if for you these amenities influence your decision, it will be a smart cause to arrive earlier in the day before most of the other people show up or perhaps try a beach in a more remote area. If you arrive later, you could find all the amenities being overcrowded.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North East coast of Elbow Cay. It is near Wyannie Malone Museum, which is located about a hundred yards to the south west, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, 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

Hope Town Beach is in the Hopetown area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. 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 not far away, roughly a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Hope Town Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may see visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay nearby, the ones found closest to the shore 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
Abaco Inn 2.0 mi. SSW Hotel
Sea Spray Resort & Marina 2.3 mi. SSW Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of eclectic food.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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
Sugar Shack -- Eclectic 0.1 mi. S 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

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Elbow Cay, and Hope Town Beach is just one option.

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

Perhaps Hope Town Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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