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 should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Seeking a beach that best suits your style of relaxation? Some prefer to choose one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; that's the type of balance you'll discover at Hooper's Bay Beach.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Hooper's Bay Beach is on the West coast of Great Exuma; it's located near attractions like Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is nine and a half miles to the northwest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Cities and Towns

The town of George Town is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, George Town is a fairly short distance away, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Hooper's Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coral Gardens 0.4 mi. SW Hotel
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 -- -- Resort
Exuma Palms Hotel 6.8 mi. NW Hotel
Palms at Three Sisters 6.8 mi. NW Resort
Sandals Emerald Bay 9.7 mi. NW Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Hooper's Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar 336-2050 -- -- -- Great Exuma
February Point Bistro & Bar 336-2661 Caribbean -- -- Great Exuma
Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club (242) 336-2787 Caribbean 1.3 mi. SE Great Exuma
Fish Fry Shacks -- -- 1.7 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
Bamboo Bistro (242) 336-2692 Eclectic 3.4 mi. SE Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Great Exuma has many nice beaches, so if Hooper's Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to consider Three Sisters Beach, which is located six and a half miles to the northwest.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but Hooper's Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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