Fortune Beach

The beach receives its name from an old shipwreck upon which millions of dollars of valuables were found. It's an isolated beach with few visitors for the moment, but development is currently taking place. Being a ways east of Freeport and somewhat difficult to find, it is only worth it to come out here if you're desperate for seclusion, though better options such as Barbary Beach and Gold Rock Beach exist up the road.

Positioned in the vicinity of Freeport, east-northeast of Smith's Point, Fortune Beach is on the South West edge of Grand Bahama Island. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who make a stop at this beach will enjoy escaping the buzz of city life without having to wander too far from civilization.

How to Access The Beach

Take the Grand Bahama Hwy east from Freeport. When you reach E Sunshine Hwy, take a right, then take a left at the roundabout. You'll end up at another roundabout at which you'll take a right, heading south toward the water.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach looks out onto aquamarine, shallow waters, fit for swimming and snorkeling. There are always plenty of places to put down a towel and hang-out in the sand, which you'll wanna do for hours. Palms and other exotic trees line the beach and create many shaded spots to enjoy.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Fortune Beach provides a quiet and relaxing getaway, in part because the area surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; the area hosts attractions such as Grand Bahama Labyrinth, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Ye Olde Pirate Bottle House (positioned a quick taxi trip away) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience The Bahamas' culture.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Fortune Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Bahama Labyrinth Monument 1.3 W Grand Bahama Island
Fortune Hills Golf Course & Country Club Golf Course 4.6 W Grand Bahama Island
Lucayan Golf Course Golf Course 6.0 WSW Grand Bahama Island
Flovin Gallery Lucaya Art Gallery 6.1 WSW Grand Bahama Island
Ye Olde Pirate Bottle House Museum 6.1 WSW Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Fortune Beach visitors hoping to find further attractions might want to consider going to Port Lucaya, which is not far away and is an especially active area of the Bahamas. From the shore, Port Lucaya is a car ride off, about six miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers will find a fairly good assortment of hotel booking options to choose from near Fortune Beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Fortune Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach 2.7 WSW Resort
Flamingo Bay Yacht Club & Marina Hotel 5.6 WSW Resort
Taino Beach Resort 5.7 WSW Resort


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Garden Cafe, which is a mile and a half to the west of it.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Fortune Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Garden Cafe (242) 374-7779 International 1.4 mi. W Grand Bahama Island

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Grand Bahama Island will have lots of options besides Fortune Beach.

You might also enjoy Barbary Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it four and a half miles to the east-northeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Taino Beach. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

Travelers may also want to consider Churchill Beach, located a mile and a half away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and paying a visit to Fortune Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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