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.

Located on the southern coast of the island of Green Turtle Cay, 5.7 miles north-northwest of Treasure Cay, You might want even if you are not staying very close. There aren't many beaches in the Bahamas like Gillam Bay Beach; it's well-equipped with nearby activity, but surprisingly, it's not constantly overrun with crowds. If you want to avoid The Bahamas' highly secluded beaches, but don't want to fight for a spot on the sand, Gillam Bay Beach offers a good middle ground.

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, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

Be mindful that Gillam Bay Beach is in an area which is a bustling area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Gillam Bay Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the Southeast coast of Green Turtle Cay. It is close to Albert Lowe Museum, which is among the local attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 region of Green Turtle Cay to Gillam Bay Beach is Blackwood Village. This interesting part of Green Turtle Cay is only eight miles away, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It should be noted that isn't very crowded, so for those hoping to get a taste of local life, Blackwood Village should provide an interesting experience.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though vacationers generally won't find many places to stay close-by, those options closest to the beach can be seen in the list that follows.

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

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Rooster's Rest Pub & Restaurant. This restaurant has Caribbean food.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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

There are other beaches on Green Turtle Cay you might like besides Gillam Bay Beach.

Another location you may want to try is White Sound Beach, another great Bahamas beach site.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Gillam Bay Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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