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 might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Coco Plum Beach.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you choose shores which grant a calm environment, then maybe head on over to Coco Plum Beach; it's hidden away in a more natural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Great Exuma. It's located near Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is an easy cab ride's distance, and it is one place of interest nearby.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Coco Plum Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Emerald Reef 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 location is just a mile from the beach, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Keep in mind that Rolleville is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors wanting to scope out the local scene.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find that many hotels close-by, those options closest to Coco Plum Beach can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Coco Plum Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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 still have some choices, especially if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Exuma Point Bar and Grill, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Coco Plum Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Exuma Point Bar and Grill (242) 345-6244 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. NW
The Palapa Grill (242) 358-5000 Bahamian, Caribbean Informal 4.3 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Great Exuma besides Coco Plum Beach worth visiting.

Another location you might enjoy is Emerald Bay Beach, located a short taxi ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Jolly Hall Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's found 15 miles to the southeast.

You may also enjoy Three Sisters Beach, which is located a quick cab ride away.

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and Coco Plum Beach is just one of the many options.


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