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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, should give William's Town Beach a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

You should remember that the area surrounding William's Town Beach is a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. It is close to The Reef Club Golf Course, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Grand Bahama Museum (one of the closest to William's Town Beach) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of the Bahamas.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

Freeport is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From William's Town Beach, Freeport is a fairly short distance away, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient choices can be viewed in the following table.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Billy Joe's. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and seafood.

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

Restaurants near William's Town Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Billy Joe's (305) 735-8267 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Coconuts (242) 373-1271 -- Very Casual 0.1 mi. NE
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
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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides William's Town Beach on Grand Bahama Island.

Vacationers may also want to visit East Palm Beach, located within a short distance.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to William's Town Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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