Tahiti Beach

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The waters here are popular with sail-boaters, and the isolated beach is fantastically quiet and romantic. You can't drive here, so expect some time alone away from the crowds. Make sure to bring your own food and water, though.

Located on the island of Elbow Cay, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. The Bahamas' beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Tahiti Beach is less exposed than the others, making it just the right spot for vacationers who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

How to Access The Beach
From Hope Town, you can take a bike or go on foot along sand and gravel paths. There are no car paths. Chartering a boat is another option, and not as difficult as you might expect.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located at the far end of Elbow Cay Island, Tahiti Beach is a secluded shoreline with cool blue waters and sugary white sands.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Large crowds generally shy away from Tahiti Beach because it can't be reached by car. To get to this little piece of paradise you'll have to walk or ride a rented bike along sand and gravel paths from Hope Town. You can also hire a charter boat to reach this beach.

What's Nearby


Tahiti Beach is on the South West coast of Elbow Cay. Cetacean Museum is located three miles to the northeast, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tahiti Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cetacean Museum Museum 3.0 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Hopetown Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.0 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Hummingbird Cottage Art Center & Gallery Art Gallery 3.1 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Wyannie Malone Museum Museum 3.1 mi. NE Elbow Cay

Cities and Towns

Tahiti Beach is close to Hopetown, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The city of Hopetown is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Hopetown isn't far off, about three miles (five kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Tahiti Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sea Spray Resort & Marina 0.8 mi. NE Hotel
Abaco Inn 1.2 mi. NE Hotel
Tomato Paste 2.6 mi. NNE Cottages
Hope Town Harbour Lodge 2.9 mi. NE Hotel
Hope Town Inn & Marina 2.9 mi. NNE Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Tahiti Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is Cracker P's Bar & Grill. The restaurant has both American and Caribbean cuisines. They also specialize in chicken and hamburgers. You'll find it a half mile away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Tahiti Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Cracker P's Bar & Grill (242) 577-3139 American, Caribbean 0.6 mi. WNW Lubbers Quarters Cay
Lubbers Landing Bar and Grill (242) 577-2000 Caribbean 0.7 mi. WSW Lubbers Quarters Cay
Boat House Restaurant (242) 366-0065 Caribbean 0.8 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Abaco Inn Restaurant (800) 468-8799 Caribbean, International, Vegetarian 1.2 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Mackey's Takeout -- -- 1.5 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Firefly Bar & Grill (242) 225-8635 International 1.7 mi. NNE Elbow Cay
Hope Town Harbour Lodge (242) 366-0134 Caribbean 2.9 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Harbour's Edge (242) 366-0087 Caribbean 3.1 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar (242) 366-0247 Eclectic 3.1 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Hope Town Coffee House (242) 366-0760 Caribbean 3.1 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Munchies Restaurant (242) 366-0434 Caribbean 3.2 mi. NE Elbow Cay
Munchie's Take Out -- -- 3.2 mi. NE Elbow Cay

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Tahiti Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Cemetery Beach, located six and a half miles to the north. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Snake Cay. It's found five and a half miles to the south west.

Vacationers may also want to visit Garabonzo Beach, which is located within a short distance.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, Tahiti Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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