Gillam Bay Beach

Smooth sand and sparkling water is what to expect at Gillam Bay Beach. This little slice of paradise is the place to go if all you are looking to do is relax.

Positioned on the southern side of the island of Green Turtle Cay, 5.7 miles north-northwest of Treasure Cay, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Gillam Bay Beach is one beach which is rarely too crowded, even though it's in a fairly popular area.

How to Access The Beach
Green Turtle Cay is a small island, and getting around will be no problem. Gillam Bay Beach is actually the end of the road for the Southeast part of the island. Taking Loyalist Road all the way south and turning left on Gillam Bay Road takes you right to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is not much to Gillam Bay Beach. With development limited to just the occasional villa, you rarely ever need to worry about loud music or crowds. The beach itself forms the perfect horseshoe shape that is often seen in the Bahama's coves. Bordered on one side by palms and tropical plants, and the other by calm waters with only a private island off in the distance, you should expect nothing short of a blissful Caribbean beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around Gillam Bay Beach is is a much-visited area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the Southeast coast of Green Turtle Cay; it will be near other attractions like Albert Lowe Museum, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Gillam Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Albert Lowe Museum Museum 0.6 mi. W Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden Monument 0.6 mi. W Green Turtle Cay

Cities and Towns

The closest area on Green Turtle Cay to Gillam Bay Beach is Blackwood Village. This interesting part of Green Turtle Cay is only eight miles from the coast, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. It's important to note that this part of the Bahamas is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a pleasant day trip for those who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although vacationers will find relatively few hotels close-by, those options closest to the beach can be seen below.

Accommodations near Gillam Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
New Plymouth Inn -- -- Guest house
Bluff House Beach Hotel 1.8 mi. NW Hotel
Green Turtle Club 1.9 mi. NNW Hotel

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Rooster's Rest Pub & Restaurant. The restaurant has Caribbean cuisine.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Gillam Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rooster's Rest Pub & Restaurant (242) 365-4066 Caribbean -- 0.4 mi. W
McIntosh Restaurant (242) 365-4625 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. W
The Wrecking Tree Restaurant 365-4263 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Pineapples Bar & Grill (242) 365-4039 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. WNW
Laura's Kitchen (242) 365-4287 American, Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. W
Harvey's Island Grill (242) 365-4389 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. W
Lizard Bar & Grill (242) 365-4191 Caribbean Very Casual 1.6 mi. NW
Ballyhoo Bar & Grill (800) 745-4911 Caribbean, International Informal 1.8 mi. NW
Green Turtle Restaurant (242) 365-4271 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.9 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Gillam Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Green Turtle Cay.

You might also want to visit White Sound Beach, which is an additional nearby Bahamas destination.

Maybe Gillam Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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