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 in George Town, Jolly Hall Beach is on the West edge of Great Exuma. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Jolly Hall Beach is one of those beaches that is never really too crowded, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

You should remember that Jolly Hall Beach's immediate surroundings are rather congested, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the West coast of Great Exuma; the area hosts attractions such as Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is ten and a half miles away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Jolly Hall Beach, George Town isn't far off, roughly a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Jolly Hall Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the table below.

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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club. The 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 just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are shown 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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on Great Exuma will have lots of options besides Jolly Hall Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Coconut Cove Beach, situated only a short distance away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Hamburger Beach offers more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found a mile and a half to the east-northeast.

You may also enjoy Hooper's Bay Beach, located a mile away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Jolly Hall Beach could end up a family favorite.


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