Jolly Hall Beach

Protected from ocean waves by Stocking Island, the water is as calm and clear as they come. The experience is tranquil and the views spectacular. It is adjacent to Coconut Cove Beach, but the beach at Jolly Hall is a little wider, and possibly fewer people.

Located on the northwestern part of George Town, Jolly Hall Beach is on the West edge of Great Exuma. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Jolly Hall Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in the Bahamas may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
In the central part of the island, head north from George Town. There are some parking areas off to the right (coastal) side of the road, and from there a path will take you right to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

In between George Town and Hoopers Bay, Johnny Hall Beach is formed by a thin peninsula jutting out from the coast - Johnny Hall on one side and Coconut Cove Beach to the south. The water is shallow and calm, making swimming opportunities available for folks of all abilities.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Jolly Hall Beach is of course found within a major tourist area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Set on the West coast of Great Exuma; it will be near other attractions like Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is ten and a half miles away.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Jolly Hall Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Emerald Reef Golf Course Golf Course 10.6 mi. NW Great Exuma

Cities and Towns

George Town is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, George Town is a quick trip away, roughly a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Jolly Hall Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a pretty good selection of accommodations to pick from near the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Jolly Hall Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hideaways at Palm Bay 0.3 mi. SSE Resort
Augusta Bay 0.3 mi. SSE Hotel
Two Turtles Inn 0.6 mi. SE Hotel
Coral Gardens 1.2 mi. WNW Hotel
Club Peace & Plenty 1.6 mi. SE Hotel
Regatta Point 1.8 mi. SE Hotel
Exuma Beach Resort 2.0 mi. SE Resort
Exuma Palms Hotel 7.9 mi. NW Hotel
Palms at Three Sisters 7.9 mi. NW Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving pizza and seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Jolly Hall Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club (242) 336-2787 Caribbean 0.2 mi. SE Great Exuma
Augusta Bay Restaurant (242) 336-2250 Bahamian, Caribbean 0.3 mi. SSE Great Exuma
Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar 336-2050 -- -- -- Great Exuma
Fish Fry Shacks -- -- 0.6 mi. SE Great Exuma
Chat 'N' Chill® (242) 336-2700 Caribbean 2.1 mi. E Stocking Island
St Francis Resort Restaurant (242) 557-9629 American 2.1 mi. E Stocking Island
The Rusty Anchor at February Point (242) 336-2400 American, Caribbean 2.3 mi. SE Stocking Island
Cheater's (242) 336-2535 American, Bahamian 3.7 mi. SE Great Exuma
Catch a Fire (242) 357-0777 Asian Fusion -- -- Great Exuma

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Great Exuma, so Jolly Hall Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Coconut Cove Beach, located just a short distance away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Hamburger Beach offers more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it a mile and a half to the east-northeast.

You might also want to visit Hooper's Bay Beach, located within a couple of miles.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Jolly Hall Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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