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 section of George Town, Hooper's Bay Beach is on the West coast of Great Exuma. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. If you're looking for a beach with a little bit of everything, you may prefer one that is conveniently located, but allows for a certain degree of privacy; that's why Hooper's Bay Beach is an ideal choice for many travelers.

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, 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.

What's Nearby


Set on the West coast of Great Exuma; the area is home to other attractions such as Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is nine and a half miles to the northwest.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else 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
Emerald Reef Golf Course Golf Course 9.5 mi. NW Great Exuma

Cities and Towns

Hooper's Bay Beach is in the George Town area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Not far away you'll find George Town, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, George Town is just up the road, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Hooper's Bay Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed 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 3.1 mi. SE 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


When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Hooper's Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar 336-2050 -- -- -- Great Exuma
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
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
The Rusty Anchor at February Point (242) 336-2400 American, Caribbean 3.4 mi. SE Stocking Island
Cheater's (242) 336-2535 American, Bahamian 4.8 mi. SE Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Hooper's Bay Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Three Sisters Beach, located six and a half miles to the northwest.

The Bahamas offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Hooper's Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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