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.

Situated 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 even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in the Bahamas may really like a visit to Fortune Beach. It's a little bit removed from The Bahamas' urban areas, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you tend to choose sunny days that bring guests a tranquil environment, then you will want to try Fortune Beach; it's back in a more natural section of Grand Bahama Island.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; it will be near other attractions like Grand Bahama Labyrinth, which is one and a quarter miles away.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museum Of Underwater Exploration, a lovely museum located just a quick taxi trip away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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
Art and Nature Gift and Souvenir Shops 6.1 WSW Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Fortune Beach guests hoping to find a little additional excitement might think about making the trip to Port Lucaya, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas. From the beach, Port Lucaya is located roughly six miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities can be viewed in the list below.

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


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Garden Cafe, which is not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Grand Bahama Island, so Fortune Beach is not your only option.

You may also like Barbary Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located four and a half miles to the east-northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Taino Beach is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

Travelers may also want to consider Churchill Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting Fortune Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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