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 outskirts of George Town, Jolly Hall Beach is on the West coast of Great Exuma. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may really like a visit to Jolly Hall Beach. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Jolly Hall Beach will be found inside an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Jolly Hall Beach on the West coast of Great Exuma. It is near Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is located ten and a half miles to the northwest, and it is one close-by attraction.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Not far away you'll find George Town, a town which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, George Town is not far away, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).


How many other people you encounter at Jolly Hall Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent amount of places to stay a car ride away. A list of the closest options are seen in the following list.

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 -- -- Resort
Exuma Palms Hotel 7.9 mi. NW Hotel
Palms at Three Sisters 7.9 mi. NW Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try 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. This restaurant has Caribbean food. Visitors often rave about their pizza and seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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
Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar 336-2050 -- -- -- Great Exuma
February Point Bistro & Bar 336-2661 Caribbean -- -- 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
Bamboo Bistro (242) 336-2692 Eclectic 2.3 mi. SE Great Exuma
Catch a Fire (242) 357-0777 Asian Fusion -- -- Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Great Exuma besides Jolly Hall Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Coconut Cove Beach, located just a little ways away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Hamburger Beach is just right. You'll find it a mile and a half to the east-northeast.

You might also want to visit Hooper's Bay Beach, located a mile to the northwest.

You may find that Jolly Hall Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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