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.

Set 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 stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Fortune Beach for a few hours. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's also not completely secluded.

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.

If you usually go for beaches that provide a quiet enclave, then maybe head on over to Fortune Beach; it's located in a more rural area of the region.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. It's located near Grand Bahama Labyrinth, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Museum Of Underwater Exploration, a lovely museum found easily within taxi range, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If a visit to the Fortune Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 is in the Port Lucaya area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Those visiting Fortune Beach who are looking for some additional excitement will want to consider checking out Port Lucaya, since it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of the Bahamas. From Fortune Beach, Port Lucaya is about six miles (ten kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Fortune Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotel rooms within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices have been displayed 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


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Garden Cafe, which is just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are shown 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

Grand Bahama Island has several beautiful beaches, so if Fortune Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Barbary Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located four and a half miles to the east-northeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Taino Beach. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.

Another location you may want to try is Churchill Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Fortune Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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