East Palm Beach

This beach is in William's town, where its immediate surroundings are not nearly as urbanized as those on surrounding beaches (Xanadu to the west and Lucayan to the east), making East Palm a nice quiet spot without being too far away from the excitement of Freeport.

Positioned two miles south of downtown Freeport, East Palm Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Many of the beaches in the Bahamas are quiet and secluded, but East Palm Beach is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
To get to the eastern portion, take E Beach Dr (sometimes called Beachway Dr) south from Freeport all the way to the water. Continue on the road down the coast if you want to reach the more secluded portions. Eventually, the road stops, and following a dirt path will lead you to the beach at its most remote location.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach here is long and straight. It can be narrow in parts, but widens nicely in others. The water off the shore is clear and usually relatively calm. The eastern portion of the beach is more populated, but fewer and fewer people make it out the further west you go.

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.

Bear in mind that the area right around East Palm Beach is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find East Palm Beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Bahamas Princess Ruby Course, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Grand Bahama Museum (one of the closest to East Palm Beach) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of The Bahamas' history.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near East Palm Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bahamas Princess Ruby Course Golf Course 1.7 mi. NNW Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Princess Emerald Course Golf Course 1.7 mi. NNW Grand Bahama Island
Columbus Twin Theatre Dinner Show and Theater 2.5 mi. N Grand Bahama Island
The Reef Club Golf Course Golf Course 2.7 mi. NE Grand Bahama Island
Regency Theatre Dinner Show and Theater 2.9 mi. NW Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Museum Museum 3.0 mi. NE Grand Bahama Island
Science Museum Museum 3.4 mi. N Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahamas Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 3.6 mi. N Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

East Palm Beach is very close to Freeport, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The city of Freeport is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Freeport is not far away, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at East Palm Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotels within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near East Palm Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Grand Bahama Sunrise Resort And Marina 0.4 mi. WNW Hotel
Sunrise Resort And Marina 0.4 mi. WNW Hotel
Island Seas Resort 1.3 mi. ENE Resort
Ocean Reef Resort And Yacht Club 1.8 mi. ENE Hotel
Island Resort By EVRentals 1.9 mi. NW Resort
The Royal Islander Hotel 1.9 mi. N Hotel
Castaways Resort & Suites 2.0 mi. N Hotel
Freeport Resort & Club -- -- Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at East Palm Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Billy Joe's is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in hamburgers and seafood.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near East Palm Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Billy Joe's (305) 735-8267 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Coconuts (242) 373-1271 -- Very Casual 1.2 mi. ENE
Seagrape Grille (242) 373-1271 Eclectic Informal 1.3 mi. ENE
Becky's Restaurant (242) 352-5247 Caribbean Informal 1.6 mi. N
Groupers Bar and Grill (242) 373-4661 International Fine Dining 1.8 mi. ENE
Royal Islander Restaurant (242) 351-6000 Caribbean Informal 1.9 mi. N
Bahamian Illustrated Internet Cafe (242) 352-1120 American Very Casual 1.9 mi. NNW
Broadway Cafe (242) 351-4714 Sports bar Very Casual 1.9 mi. NNW
Cafe Michel (242) 352-2191 Continental, French Informal 1.9 mi. NNW
China Temple (242) 352-5610 Chinese Very Casual 1.9 mi. NNW
Hong Kong Cuisine (242) 352-7661 Chinese Very Casual 1.9 mi. NNW
Island Restaurant & Bar (242) 351-5815 -- -- 1.9 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if East Palm Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers may also want to consider William's Town Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, visiting East Palm Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.


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