Marina Harbour Reef Beach

Situated in between tranquil aquamarine waters and lush mangroves, Marina Harbour Reef Beach is calm and peaceful - a great spot to spend a quiet afternoon.

Located on the eastern coast of the island of Great Exuma, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Marina Harbour Reef Beach may be a little more difficult to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

How to Access The Beach

Following the main road from the bridge on the eastern part of the island as it runs parallel to the coast, the road will make a right turn once beyond the lake. Instead of heading right, get off at the gravel road. Park and walk the path right onto the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is guarded on either side by impressive rock formations, in addition to the three rocks that sit just off shore. Hidden and remote, this beach is perfect if its solitude and serenity you're after. The views from the shore are really special.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Marina Harbour Reef Beach grants an angelic and serene haven, since the region surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Set on the East coast of Great Exuma. You can stay at the nearby Club La Shante, which is one of the most conveniently located hotels reachable from Marina Harbour Reef Beach, despite there not being too many other attractions in the region.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Marina Harbour Reef Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Emerald Reef Golf Course Golf Course 22.5 mi. NW Great Exuma

Cities and Towns

It might be a bit of a trek to get there, but is the closest town. although you may find some smaller residential areas nearer to the beach.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.


While the area surrounding Marina Harbour Reef Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is Santanna's Bar & Grill, which is four miles to the east-southeast of it.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Marina Harbour Reef Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Santanna's Bar & Grill (242) 345-4102 Caribbean 3.8 mi. ESE Grand Bahama Island

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Marina Harbour Reef Beach on Great Exuma.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Coconut Cove Beach, found within taxi range of the coast. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Stocking Island Beach. You'll find it ten miles to the northwest.

You may also want to consider La Shante Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Bahamas, but Marina Harbour Reef Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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