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 coast of Grand Bahama Island. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Need a place to stretch out and relax without all the fuss? To many, the best beach is one that is usually less active, but could still provide opportunities for social interaction; a somewhat secluded part of the coast called William's Town Beach usually offers the right balance.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the region in which William's Town Beach is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. It is near The Reef Club Golf Course, which is seen a mile and a half to the northeast, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Grand Bahama Museum. It's located relatively close to William's Town Beach, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Freeport, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Freeport is not far away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

There is a fairly wide variety of accommodation options to choose from near William's Town Beach. The most convenient of which 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


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Billy Joe's. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and seafood.

Nearby restaurants 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

William's Town Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Grand Bahama Island.

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

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to William's Town Beach could end up a family favorite.


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