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.
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.
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.
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.
|Emerald Reef Golf Course||Golf Course||9.5 mi.||NW||Great Exuma|
The town ofis 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.
|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.
The following table lists dining options near this beach.
|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|
|--||--||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|
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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