Xanadu Beach

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One of the more popular beaches on Grand Bahama Island, this is a favorite spot for families as there is convenient access to restaurants and other facilities close by in Freeport.

Positioned in Xanadu Beach, two miles south of downtown Freeport, this beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Xanadu Beach for a few hours. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach

Located on the southernmost part of the island, the beach can be accessed by taking Dundee Bay Dr from Pinta Ave in southern Freeport. From Dundee Bay Dr there is public parking off to the left after crossing the bridge.

Amenities and Ambiance

The white sands, clear emerald waters, and phenomenal views you envision before you make you make your Bahamas trip are all here, and despite its popularity, you'll always be able to carve out your own quiet spot in the sand at this quintessential Bahamanian beach.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Xanadu Beach. Shower facilities are available, so you can rinse off the sand.

Be mindful that the region in which Xanadu Beach is located is is a much-visited area, which means the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


You'll 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 pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Science Museum, a lovely museum found three and a half miles to the north, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Xanadu Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bahamas Princess Ruby Course Golf Course 1.5 mi. N Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Princess Emerald Course Golf Course 1.5 mi. N Grand Bahama Island
Regency Theatre Dinner Show and Theater 2.1 mi. NW Grand Bahama Island
Columbus Twin Theatre Dinner Show and Theater 2.4 mi. N Grand Bahama Island
Science Museum Museum 3.3 mi. N Grand Bahama Island
The Reef Club Golf Course Golf Course 3.5 mi. ENE Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Museum Museum 3.8 mi. ENE Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahamas Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 3.8 mi. NNE Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Freeport is nearby and 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 a fairly short distance away, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a good number of lodgings within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices are seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Xanadu Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sunrise Resort And Marina 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Club Grand Bahama Sunrise Resort And Marina 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Island Resort By EVRentals 1.5 mi. N Resort
The Royal Islander Hotel 1.8 mi. N Hotel
Castaways Resort & Suites 1.9 mi. N Hotel
Island Seas Resort 2.2 mi. E Resort
Ocean Reef Resort And Yacht Club 2.6 mi. E Hotel
Royal Palm Resort And Suites 3.1 mi. N Resort
Freeport Resort & Club -- -- Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Bahamian Illustrated Internet Cafe. This restaurant offers a menu of American food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Xanadu Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bahamian Illustrated Internet Cafe (242) 352-1120 American Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
Broadway Cafe (242) 351-4714 Sports bar Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
Cafe Michel (242) 352-2191 Continental, French Informal 1.8 mi. N
China Temple (242) 352-5610 Chinese Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
Hong Kong Cuisine (242) 352-7661 Chinese Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
Island Restaurant & Bar (242) 351-5815 -- -- 1.8 mi. N
Pretzel House (242) 352-5450 International Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
Starbucks International Bazaar -- American, International Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
The Love Shack (242) 688-9567 Asian, Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. N
Royal Islander Restaurant (242) 351-6000 Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. N
Becky's Restaurant (242) 352-5247 Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. NE
Billy Joe's (305) 735-8267 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Grand Bahama Island, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Coral Beach, located a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Bahama Beach. It's located 12 miles to the northwest.

You might also want to visit Bahama Princess Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the west.

You may find that Xanadu Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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