Hooper's Bay Beach

With tranquil, clear water and soft sand, this is the place you picture yourself lounging in with a book in hand under an umbrella. Some residences and beach houses dot the shoreline.

Located in the northwestern part of George Town, Hooper's Bay Beach is on the West coast of Great Exuma. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby. At Hooper's Bay Beach, you'll find that it has a private, undisturbed feel, but isn't too far from the town's major hotspots.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is north of George Town and and about 5 miles from the airport. You can park on the peninsula that forms the Bay, and walk the short path from there.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach curves thinly around the pleasantly calm Harper's Bay. The area is quiet and relaxing, and you can enjoy watching some small boats as they come to and from the couple of docks on the Bay.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Hooper's Bay Beach on the West coast of Great Exuma. It's located near Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course, which is found nine and a half miles away, and it is one place of interest nearby.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Hooper's Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course Golf Course 9.5 mi. NW Great Exuma

Cities and Towns

Hooper's Bay Beach is near George Town, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is George Town, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, George Town isn't far off, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Hooper's Bay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a nice assortment of hotel options to choose from in the area around the beach. The closest of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Hooper's Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Turtle's Nest Bahamas 0.4 mi. SW Hotel
Palm Bay Beach Club 1.3 mi. SE Villa complex
Hideaways at Palm Bay 1.3 mi. SE Resort
Augusta Bay 1.4 mi. SE Hotel
Two Turtles Inn 1.7 mi. SE Hotel
Club Peace & Plenty 2.7 mi. SE Hotel
Regatta Point 2.9 mi. SE Hotel
Exuma Beach Resort 3.1 mi. SE Resort
February Point Resort 3.4 mi. SE Villa complex
Exuma Palms Hotel 6.8 mi. NW Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Hooper's Bay Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving pizza and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Hooper's Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club (242) 336-2787 Caribbean 1.3 mi. SE Great Exuma
Augusta Bay Restaurant (242) 336-2250 Bahamian, Caribbean 1.4 mi. SE Great Exuma
St Francis Resort Restaurant (242) 557-9629 American 3.0 mi. E Stocking Island
Chat 'N' Chill® (242) 336-2700 Caribbean 3.0 mi. ESE Stocking Island
Blu on the Water (242) 357-0999 Bahamian, Caribbean 3.3 mi. ESE Stocking Island
The Rusty Anchor at February Point (242) 336-2400 American, Caribbean 3.6 mi. SE Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Great Exuma besides Hooper's Bay Beach.

You may also want to consider Palm Bay Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but Hooper's Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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