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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
|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|
|Dinner Show and Theater||2.1 mi.||NW||Grand Bahama Island|
|Dinner Show and Theater||2.4 mi.||N||Grand Bahama Island|
|Museum||3.3 mi.||N||Grand Bahama Island|
|The Reef Club Golf Course||Golf Course||3.5 mi.||ENE||Grand Bahama Island|
|Museum||3.8 mi.||ENE||Grand Bahama Island|
|Sporting Event Venue||3.8 mi.||NNE||Grand Bahama Island|
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.
|Sunrise Resort And Marina||0.6 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Club Grand Bahama Sunrise Resort And Marina||0.6 mi.||E||Hotel|
|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|
|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.
|Bahamian Illustrated Internet Cafe||(242) 352-1120||American||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||N|
|(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|
|(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|
|(242) 351-6000||Caribbean||Informal||1.8 mi.||N|
|(242) 352-5247||Caribbean||Informal||1.8 mi.||NE|
|Billy Joe's||(305) 735-8267||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
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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