William's Town Beach

Centrally located in a settlement of the same name, William's Town Beach is popular for watersports like jet skiing and snorkeling. As an extra special treat, horses sometimes show up on the beach.

Located in William's Town Beach, two miles southeast of downtown Freeport, this beach is on the South West edge of Grand Bahama Island. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying very close. At William's Town Beach, you'll find a nice balance in its urban setting versus its secluded, private feel.

How to Access The Beach

Beachway Drive leads directly to the shores of William's Town Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

White sands crowded by brush and relatively calm light blue waters typify William's Town Beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since William's Town Beach happens to be located inside an active, busy area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; the area hosts attractions such as The Reef Club Golf Course, which is a mile and a half to the northeast.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Grand Bahama Museum, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near William's Town Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Reef Club Golf Course Golf Course 1.6 mi. NE Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Museum Museum 2.0 mi. NE Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Princess Ruby Course Golf Course 2.2 mi. NW Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Princess Emerald Course Golf Course 2.2 mi. NW Grand Bahama Island
Columbus Twin Theatre Dinner Show and Theater 2.6 mi. NW Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahamas Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 3.2 mi. N Grand Bahama Island
Science Museum Museum 3.4 mi. NNW Grand Bahama Island
Regency Theatre Dinner Show and Theater 3.6 mi. WNW Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

William's Town Beach is very close to Freeport, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Freeport, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Freeport is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent amount of places to stay within driving distance. Some of the closest options are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near William's Town Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Island Seas Resort 0.1 mi. NE Resort
Ocean Reef Resort And Yacht Club 0.7 mi. NE Hotel
Club Grand Bahama Sunrise Resort And Marina 1.5 mi. W Hotel
Sunrise Resort And Marina 1.5 mi. W Hotel
Freeport Resort & Club -- -- Resort
The Royal Islander Hotel 2.2 mi. NW Hotel
Castaways Resort & Suites 2.3 mi. NW Hotel
Island Resort By EVRentals 2.5 mi. WNW Resort
Royal Palm Resort And Suites 3.3 mi. NNW Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Billy Joe's. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in hamburgers and seafood.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near William's Town Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Billy Joe's (305) 735-8267 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Seagrape Grille (242) 373-1271 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Groupers Bar and Grill (242) 373-4661 International Fine Dining 0.7 mi. NE
Cruzin Cafe 352-9874 -- -- -- --
J J's Take-Away 361-5021 -- -- -- --
Shut Up Ya Mouth & Eat 323-6004 -- -- -- --
Kononuts Beach Bar and Restaurant (242) 351-5656 -- -- -- --
Becky's Restaurant (242) 352-5247 Caribbean Informal 1.7 mi. NW
China Grill (242) 350-5466 Asian, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.9 mi. NE
Chibah Cafe (242) 374-4163 -- -- 1.9 mi. NE
La Dolce Vita (242) 373-8450 Italian Fine Dining 1.9 mi. NE
Domino's Port Lucaya (242) 373-8000 Italian Very Casual 1.9 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides William's Town Beach.

You might also want to visit East Palm Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at William's Town Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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