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 island of Green Turtle Cay, 5.7 miles north-northwest of Treasure Cay, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Oftentimes, travelers searching for their favorite beach in the Bahamas end up choosing one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; Gillam Bay Beach, a somehwat secluded part of the coast, has these qualities.

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 clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that Gillam Bay Beach's immediate surroundings are highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Gillam Bay Beach 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 aren't sure whether a visit to Gillam Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones 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 friendly part of Green Turtle Cay is only eight miles from the beach, meaning it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. It should be noted that isn't very urbanized, so for those looking to scope out the local scene, this area of the Bahamas should provide an interesting experience.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Gillam Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Roberts Cottages 0.3 mi. NW Villa complex
Bluff House Beach Hotel 1.8 mi. NW Hotel
Green Turtle Club 1.9 mi. NNW Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is McIntosh Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. They are also famous for their desserts and seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Gillam Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Harvey's Island Grill (242) 365-4389 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. W
The Club Restaurant (242) 365-4271 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

Green Turtle Cay has many beaches, and Gillam Bay Beach is just one option.

You may also want to consider White Sound Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot in the Bahamas.

The Bahamas has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Gillam Bay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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