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 portion of George Town, Hooper's Bay Beach is on the West coast of Great Exuma. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may really like the middle ground found at Hooper's Bay Beach. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's also not completely secluded.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Great Exuma. It is near some interesting sites like Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is just a cab ride away, and it is a local place of interest.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 close to George Town, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find George Town, a city which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, George Town is a fairly short distance away, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty good range of hotel options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which are listed below.

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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed 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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Great Exuma, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another location you may want to try is Three Sisters Beach, located six and a half miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and Hooper's Bay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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