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 whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. East Palm Beach is one part of The Bahamas' coast that doesn't usually get packed with beachgoers, but it's still a popular and generally active spot.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since East Palm Beach is of course found within a commonly visited area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Bahamas Princess Ruby Course, which is a mile and a half to the north-northwest.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Grand Bahama Museum (one of the closest to East Palm Beach) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand The Bahamas' interesting past.

If a visit to the East Palm Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Freeport is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Freeport is not far away, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices are seen 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Billy Joe's. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their hamburgers and seafood.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Grand Bahama Island, so if East Palm Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

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

Perhaps East Palm Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Bahamas offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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