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 middle 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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. This beach is not just beautiful, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Bahamas. While Guana Cay Beach may be a little more difficult to reach, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you enjoy beach days that bring guests a quiet enclave, then a good choice for you is Guana Cay Beach; it is located within a much quieter part of Great Abaco.

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. Guests might consider staying at the Grabbers Bed Bar & Grill, which can be found three and a half miles away, and is perhaps the closest lodging option reachable from Guana Cay Beach, despite the lack of other popular spots you can drive to.

Cities and Towns

It may take some traveling to get there, but is the closest populated region. although there are some smaller settlements 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 you may encounter guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones have been 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


Although the area surrounding Guana Cay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Grabbers, which is three and a half miles to the southeast.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Guana Cay Beach on Great Abaco.

Another location you might enjoy is Treasure Cay Beach, located just a cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Bight 'O Bay Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it 11 and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Gillam Bay Beach, which is located ten and a half miles away.

You may find that Guana Cay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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