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 edge of Grand Bahama Island. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Although travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. Before you arrive, consider some of The Bahamas' most interesting options, like 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.

Be mindful that East Palm Beach's immediate surroundings are highly urbanized, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find East Palm Beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. It is near Island Luck Freeport, which is found two and a half miles away, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Grand Bahama Museum. It's located relatively close to East Palm Beach, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near East Palm Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Island Luck Freeport Casino 2.5 mi. NNE 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
Chances Games Casino 3.2 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Freeport Rugby & Football Club Sporting Event Venue 3.3 mi. N 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

The town of Freeport is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Freeport isn't far off, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at East Palm Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed 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
Dundee Bay Villas 1.2 mi. W Villa complex
Island Seas Resort 1.3 mi. ENE Resort
Ocean Reef Resort And Yacht Club 1.8 mi. ENE Hotel
The Royal Islander Hotel 1.9 mi. N Hotel
Castaways Resort & Suites 2.0 mi. N Hotel
Freeport Resort & Club -- -- Resort


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Coconuts. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near East Palm Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coconuts (242) 373-1271 -- Very Casual 1.2 mi. ENE
Seagrape Grille (242) 373-1271 Eclectic Informal 1.3 mi. ENE
Pretzel House (242) 352-5450 International Very Casual 1.9 mi. NNW
Starbucks International Bazaar -- American, International Very Casual 1.9 mi. NNW
Burger King Freeport (242) 351-6320 American Very Casual 2.2 mi. N
Pizza Hut Freeport (242) 352-9191 Italian Very Casual 2.4 mi. N
Pepper Pot (242) 373-7655 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. N
Billy Joe's (305) 735-8267 Caribbean Very Casual 3.0 mi. ENE
Domino's Port Lucaya (242) 373-8000 Italian Very Casual 3.1 mi. ENE
After Deck Restaurant (242) 373-8657 American, Caribbean, European Very Casual 3.1 mi. ENE
Agave (242) 374-4887 Caribbean, Fusion, Latin American Informal 3.1 mi. ENE
Zorba's (242) 373-6137 American, Caribbean, Greek Informal 3.1 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Grand Bahama Island will have lots of options besides East Palm Beach.

You might also want to visit William's Town Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles to the east.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but East Palm Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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