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.

Located two miles south of downtown Freeport, East Palm Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Finding the best beach in the Bahamas is easy if you seek the right balance. You may want one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; that's the type of balance you'll discover at East Palm Beach.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

You should remember that East Palm Beach's location is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


East Palm Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; the area hosts attractions such as Bahamas Princess Ruby Course, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Grand Bahama Museum, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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. Not far away you'll find Freeport, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From East Palm Beach, Freeport isn't far off, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent assortment of hotel and resort options to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed in the table 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
Royal Palm Resort And Suites 3.2 mi. N Resort


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Billy Joe's. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their hamburgers and seafood.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near East Palm Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Billy Joe's (305) 735-8267 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
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
Pretzel House (242) 352-5450 International Very Casual 1.9 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Grand Bahama Island besides East Palm Beach.

You may also enjoy William's Town Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles away.

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and East Palm Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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