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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Art Gallery||6.1||WSW||Grand Bahama Island|
|Ye Olde Pirate Bottle House||Museum||6.1||WSW||Grand Bahama Island|
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.
|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.
|Garden Cafe||(242) 374-7779||International||1.4 mi.||W||Grand Bahama Island|
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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