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 island of Green Turtle Cay, 5.7 miles north-northwest of Treasure Cay, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. One beach that tends to attract a broad range of travelers is Gillam Bay Beach, which is generally active and popular, but not usually over-crowded. If you'd rather socialize than take a nap on a completely empty beach, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach has the best of bost worlds.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Since Gillam Bay Beach is of course located within an active, busy area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Gillam Bay Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the Southeast coast of Green Turtle Cay. It is near Albert Lowe Museum, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions 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 nearest section of Green Turtle Cay to Gillam Bay Beach is Blackwood Village. This destination is just eight miles from the beach, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. It should be noted that this part of the Bahamas is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for guests looking to check out the local scene.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While beach-goers will generally find few hotels in the vicinity, those options closest to Gillam Bay Beach are shown in the table 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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Rooster's Rest Pub & Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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
The Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro (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

Of course, Gillam Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Green Turtle Cay.

You may also enjoy White Sound Beach, which is an additional nearby Bahamas destination.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Bahamas, and dropping by Gillam Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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