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 edge of Grand Bahama Island. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Xanadu Beach is one of those beaches that never gets too crowded, even though its not far from some of The Bahamas' best hotspots.

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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Xanadu Beach because there are public restrooms. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean up before leaving.

Bear in mind that the area surrounding Xanadu Beach is highly urbanized, which means the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; it will be near other attractions like Bahamas Princess Ruby Course, which is a mile and a half to the north.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Science Museum (situated just a quick taxi trip away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of the Bahamas.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Freeport, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Freeport is not far away, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Xanadu Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good range of hotel booking options to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The closest of which are listed in the table below.

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
Freeport Resort & Club -- -- Resort

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Xanadu Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Bahamian Illustrated Internet Cafe. This restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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 other beaches on Grand Bahama Island you might like besides Xanadu Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Coral Beach, found a short taxi ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Bahama Beach. It's located 12 miles to the northwest.

You may also want to consider Bahama Princess Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Xanadu Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.

 

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