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 coast of Grand Bahama Island. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. The beach is set within a rather congested region, but as is occasionally the case, this should not suggest that the beach itself will be found too crowded. Instead, you will usually find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Fortune Beach grants a calm and relaxing environment, as the region surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. Garden of the Groves is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the local attractions.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Museum Of Underwater Exploration (positioned six miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of the Bahamas.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can 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
Garden of the Groves Botanical Garden 1.3 W Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Labyrinth Monument 1.3 W Grand Bahama Island
Leo's Art Gallery Art Gallery 6.2 WSW Grand Bahama Island
Museum Of Underwater Exploration Museum 6.2 WSW Grand Bahama Island
Grand Bahama Museum Museum 6.4 WSW Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Fortune Beach is in the Port Lucaya area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Fortune Beach tourists looking for a little additional excitement should consider going to Port Lucaya, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Bahamas. From Fortune Beach, Port Lucaya is a car ride off, about six miles (ten kilometers) away.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient choices have been displayed in the table 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

Food

Although the area surrounding Fortune Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Garden Cafe, which is a mile and a half away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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 in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Grand Bahama Island besides Fortune Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Fortune Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about heading to Barbary Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located four and a half miles to the east-northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Taino Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

Another location you may want to try is Churchill Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the west-southwest.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Bahamas; then again, Fortune Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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