Coco Plum Beach

On the north end of Great Exuma is Coco Plum Beach, a spot that has become renowned for its shelling and the wonderful sand dollars you can find here, especially during low tide. After you finish searching for shells, find you way under the shade provided by one of the many palm trees dotting the coast.

Located on the island of Great Exuma, near Blow Hole Cay, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. There are advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beaches less-traveled like Coco Plum Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.

How to Access The Beach
On the northern part of the island in between Steventon and Rolleville, the beach can be accessed via a gravel road that shoots off perpendicular to the main road and leads directly to the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Named as one of USA Today's top shelling destinations, Coco Palm still remains extremely quiet and peaceful. The water is also generally calm, shielded by rock formations and small islands off the coast, which make for quite the viewing experience in their own right.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Coco Plum Beach grants an idyllic and serene getaway, especially since the area surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the North West coast of Great Exuma; it's located near attractions like Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course, which is four and a half miles away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Coco Plum Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course Golf Course 4.5 mi. SE Great Exuma

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Great Exuma to Coco Plum Beach is Rolleville. This friendly part of Great Exuma is just a mile away, so it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. It should be noted that this section of the Bahamas is certainly not a bustling region, but it can be an interesting destination for those wanting to get a taste of local life.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the closest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Coco Plum Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Isle Resort and Spa 4.3 mi. SE Villa complex
Sandals Emerald Bay 4.4 mi. SE Resort
Palms at Three Sisters 7.3 mi. SE Resort
Exuma Palms Hotel 7.3 mi. SE Hotel


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are prepared to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is Exuma Point Bar and Grill, which is a mile and a half away.

A few nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Coco Plum Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Exuma Point Bar and Grill (242) 524-4627 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. NW
The Palapa Grill (242) 358-5000 Bahamian, Caribbean Informal 4.3 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Great Exuma, of course, and Coco Plum Beach is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Emerald Bay Beach, located a quick car or cab ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Jolly Hall Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located 15 miles to the southeast.

Another option worth considering is Three Sisters Beach, located seven and a half miles away.

Maybe Coco Plum Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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