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 northwestern side of the island of Great Exuma, near Blow Hole Cay, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Coco Plum Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may be just as beautiful, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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 those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Coco Plum Beach brings guests an idyllic and serene getaway, since the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Great Exuma; the area is home to other attractions such as Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is four and a half miles to the southeast of this spot.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else 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 closest area of Great Exuma to Coco Plum Beach is Rolleville. This friendly part of Great Exuma is just a mile from the coast, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Keep in mind that isn't very crowded, so for those who want to get a better feel for the area, Rolleville might be a place you consider spending some time in.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While you will find just a few places to stay withing driving distance, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the table that follows.

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


While the area surrounding Coco Plum Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Exuma Point Bar and Grill, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Great Exuma, so Coco Plum Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Emerald Bay Beach, found a short taxi ride away. On the other hand, Jolly Hall Beach could provide more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found 15 miles to the southeast.

You may also want to consider Three Sisters Beach, located seven and a half miles to the southeast.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but Coco Plum Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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