Guana Cay Beach

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Though local controversy surrounds the nearby, newly-built Baker's Golf Course over coral reef conservation issues, the beach remains as serene as ever and the water crystal-clear.

Located near the heart of the island of Great Abaco, close to Great Guana Cay, Guana Cay Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Guana Cay Beach stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of The Bahamas' urban areas. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Bahamas may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually more cramped because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

How to Access The Beach

Guana Cay Beach is located along the north eastern tip of Great Guana Cay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Guana Cay Beach is a truly stunning beach that runs along and around the northern rim of the cay. You'll be able to walk for miles along the pristine coastline, often without seeing a soul.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Guana Cay Beach provides a calm and peaceful environment, in part because the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Guana Cay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North East coast of Great Abaco. It's located near the Grabbers Bed Bar & Grill and any nearby accommodations, which is found three and a half miles away, making this one of the most conveniently located booking options accessible from Guana Cay Beach, even though there aren't many other attractions within driving distance.

Cities and Towns

It might take some time to get there, but is the closest town. though you may see some small, residential towns as you get closer to the beach.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Guana Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grabbers Bed Bar & Grill 3.6 mi. SE Hotel
Flip Flops on the Beach -- -- Cottages


While the area surrounding Guana Cay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is Grabbers, which is three and a half miles away.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Guana Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Grabbers (242) 365-5133 Eclectic -- 3.6 mi. SE
Nipper's Beach Bar (242) 365-5111 Eclectic Very Casual 3.7 mi. SE
Orchid Bay Restaurant (242) 365-5175 American Very Casual 4.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Great Abaco besides Guana Cay Beach worth visiting.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Treasure Cay Beach, situated within taxi range of the coast. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Bight 'O Bay Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it 11 and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Travelers may also want to consider Gillam Bay Beach, located ten and a half miles to the west-northwest.

You may find that Guana Cay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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