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 coast of the island of Elbow Cay, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. Many of the beaches in the Bahamas are quiet and secluded, but at Tahiti Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, 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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. 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. Cetacean Museum is a quick taxi ride away, and it is among the favorite local destinations.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The closest town is , which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Hopetown is just up the road, maybe three miles (five kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Tahiti Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers will not find very many places to stay nearby, those options closest to Tahiti Beach can be viewed in the table that follows.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Cracker P's Bar & Grill. This restaurant serves both American and Caribbean menu items. They also specialize in chicken and hamburgers. The restaurant is a half mile away.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

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
Sugar Shack -- Eclectic 3.0 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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay.

Another location you might enjoy is Cemetery Beach, situated six and a half miles away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Snake Cay. You'll find it five and a half miles to the south west.

You might also want to visit Garabonzo Beach, located one and an eighth miles away.

You may find that Tahiti Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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