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.

Located in Smith's Point, Churchill Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should pay a visit to Churchill Beach. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's also not completely secluded.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you usually favor beaches which offer those who visit an angelic haven, then you may want to try Churchill Beach; it's back in a more rural part of the region.

What's Nearby


Churchill Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; the area hosts attractions such as Grand Bahama Labyrinth, which is three quarters of a mile to the north-northeast.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Museum Of Underwater Exploration (positioned four and a half miles away) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view The Bahamas' traditions and culture.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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 a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Those visiting Churchill Beach who are seeking other opportunities for exploration might think about heading over to Port Lucaya, because it's nearby and is an active, busy area. From Churchill Beach, Port Lucaya is a quick trip away, roughly four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly good variety of accommodations to choose from near the beach. The closest of which are shown in the table that follows.

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 trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Garden Cafe. This restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

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

Churchill Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Grand Bahama Island.

Another location you may want to try is Taino Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Perhaps Churchill Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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