Palm Bay Beach

This beach is frequented mainly by those staying at the hotels and villas located in the immediate vicinity. The area is peaceful, and there is an interesting boating scene here.

Located along the northwestern outskirts of George Town, Palm Bay Beach is on the West coast of Great Exuma. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying nearby. While there are certainly more secluded beaches in the Bahamas than Palm Bay Beach, it has just the right amount of private-feel to attract small crowds.

How to Access The Beach
Just up the road north of George Town, there are a couple of spots off the main road where you should be able to pull your car over to the side, park, and follow the path to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located in between the mainland and Stocking Island, the waters of Palm Bay remain calm, and the various shades of blue are fantastic. Multiple boat docks ease out into the water from the shore here. Off-shore rock formations are another interesting feature, making this short, wide stretch of sand an interesting place to relax for a while.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Palm Bay Beach is found within an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the West coast of Great Exuma. It is near Emerald Reef Golf Course, which is just a cab ride away, and it is one attraction close-by.

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 Palm Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Emerald Reef Golf Course Golf Course 11.0 mi. NW Great Exuma

Cities and Towns

Palm Bay Beach is in the George Town area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The closest town is George Town, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Palm Bay Beach, George Town isn't far off, roughly three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest options are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Palm Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Augusta Bay 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Two Turtles Inn 0.2 mi. SSE Hotel
Hideaways at Palm Bay 0.2 mi. NW Resort
Palm Bay Beach Club 0.2 mi. NW Villa complex
Club Peace & Plenty 1.2 mi. SE Hotel
Regatta Point 1.4 mi. SE Hotel
Hoopers Bay Villas 1.5 mi. NW Villa complex
Coral Gardens 1.5 mi. NW Hotel
Exuma Beach Resort 1.6 mi. SE Resort
February Point Resort 1.9 mi. SE Villa complex

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Palm Bay Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Augusta Bay Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both Bahamian and Caribbean menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Palm Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Augusta Bay Restaurant (242) 336-2250 Bahamian, Caribbean 0.1 mi. NW Great Exuma
Fish Fry Shacks -- -- 0.2 mi. SE Great Exuma
Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club (242) 336-2787 Caribbean 0.2 mi. NW Great Exuma
Chat 'N' Chill® (242) 336-2700 Caribbean 1.8 mi. E Stocking Island
St Francis Resort Restaurant (242) 557-9629 American 1.9 mi. E Stocking Island
The Rusty Anchor at February Point (242) 336-2400 American, Caribbean 2.1 mi. SE Great Exuma
Blu on the Water (242) 357-0999 Bahamian, Caribbean 2.1 mi. E Stocking Island
Cheater's (242) 336-2535 American, Bahamian 3.2 mi. SE Great Exuma
Catch a Fire (242) 357-0777 Asian Fusion -- -- Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Palm Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Great Exuma.

Vacationers may also want to visit Hooper's Bay Beach, located a mile and a half to the northwest.

The Bahamas offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Palm Bay Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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