Churchill Beach

At this Churchill Beach, you can find some of the same crystal-clear waters that has made Barbary and Gold Rock beaches famous, but you can do so with a bit less of a drive.

Set in Smith's Point, Churchill Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. The surrounding region is not packed with guests, but that doesn't mean the beach will be boring.

How to Access The Beach
Head west on Midshipmen Rd, which can be found south of E Sunshine Hwy. After you pass the Lucaya International School on your left, take you second right, which will take you down to the beach and runs parallel along it. There are parking opportunities right off the road.

Amenities and Ambiance

The waters off the shore are jaw-droppingly gorgeous and usually very calm. Swimming is a good option here, as is sunbathing, particularly if you want to do so away from some of the more crowded beaches right in Freeport. There are some residences in the area, and continued development looks like a given.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you tend to choose sunny days which offer those who visit a relaxing environment, then you should enjoy Churchill Beach; it is located in a much quieter part of Grand Bahama Island.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. It is near some interesting sites like Grand Bahama Labyrinth, which is situated three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Museum Of Underwater Exploration, a lovely museum found four and a half miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Churchill Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Bahama Labyrinth Monument 0.6 NNE Grand Bahama Island
Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club Golf Course 3.2 W Grand Bahama Island
Lucayan Golf Course Golf Course 4.4 WSW Grand Bahama Island
Flovin Gallery Lucaya Art Gallery 4.5 WSW Grand Bahama Island
Art and Nature Gift and Souvenir Shops 4.5 WSW Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Churchill Beach is near Port Lucaya, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Guests visiting Churchill Beach who are hoping to find other interesting places to see should think about heading over to Port Lucaya, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of the Bahamas. From the beach, Port Lucaya is just up the road, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— 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 amount of places to stay which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Churchill Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach 1.1 mi. WSW Resort
Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina 4.0 mi. WSW Resort
Taino Beach Resort 4.1 mi. WSW Resort
Pelican Bay Resort At Lucaya 4.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Bell Channel Inn 4.4 mi. WSW Motel
Grand Lucayan 4.5 mi. WSW Resort
Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach 4.6 mi. WSW Resort
Freeport Resort & Club -- -- Resort
Ocean Reef Resort And Yacht Club 5.9 mi. WSW Hotel
Island Seas Resort 6.4 mi. WSW Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Garden Cafe. The restaurant has a menu featuring International cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

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

Restaurants near Churchill Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Garden Cafe (242) 374-7779 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
Outriggers Native Restaurant (242) 373-4811 Caribbean Very Casual 3.4 mi. SW
Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience (242) 533-6766 Caribbean Very Casual 4.0 mi. WSW
Taino By the Sea (800) 824-6623 Caribbean Very Casual 4.0 mi. WSW
Flying Fish Modern Seafood -- Caribbean Informal 4.4 mi. WSW
Sabor (242) 373-5588 Fusion Informal 4.4 mi. WSW
Dive-In Grille (242) 373-1244 International Very Casual 4.4 mi. WSW
Upstairs on the Bay 373-3622 American, Bahamian -- 4.4 mi. WSW
Giovanni's Cafe (242) 373-9107 Italian Informal 4.5 mi. WSW
Prop Club (242) 373-1333 American, International Informal 4.5 mi. WSW
Pizza Hut Lucaya (242) 373-7210 Italian Very Casual 4.5 mi. WSW
After Deck Restaurant (242) 373-8657 American, Caribbean, European Very Casual 4.5 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Grand Bahama Island, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another option worth considering is Taino Beach, located three miles away.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Churchill Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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