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 southern side of the island of Elbow Cay, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of The Bahamas' beaches, but Tahiti Beach offers those same relaxation qualities without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. 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


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Elbow Cay. It is close to Cetacean Museum, which is a short cab ride away, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 very close to Hopetown, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Hopetown, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Hopetown isn't far off, about three miles (five kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Tahiti Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While you will find relatively few places to stay withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the list 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


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. One of the nearest places to eat is Cracker P's Bar & Grill. The restaurant serves both American and Caribbean menu items. They're also renowned for their chicken and hamburgers. You can find it a half mile away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Elbow Cay, and Tahiti Beach is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Cemetery Beach, found six and a half miles to the north. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Snake Cay may be just what you're looking for. It's located five and a half miles to the south west.

You may also want to consider Garabonzo Beach, which is located one and an eighth miles to the northeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Bahamas, and Tahiti Beach is just one of the many options.


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