Lucayan Beach

Photo credit: © Paul Hildebrandt
 

The most frequently visited beach on Grand Bahama, Lucayan has available most every water sport under the sun, and is known for its nearby dining, shopping, and nightlife.

Set in the eastern outskirts of Port Lucaya, Lucayan Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. While the Bahamas has beaches that are more secluded than Lucayan Beach, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract families and couples alike.

How to Access The Beach

You'll find the beach opposite the Port Lucaya hotels, east of Coral Beach. From Royal Palm Way, the beach is at the end of any number of residential roads, all of which are called Sea (Something) Lane - Sea Breeze, Sea Grape, etc.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is long and thin, nestled up against a nice residential area. Walks are leisurely and pleasant along any portion, and the water just off shore is extremely clear. The waves can be pretty strong, though, and so can the undertoe, so take caution before getting in the water.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that Lucayan Beach's immediate surroundings are a bustling area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Lucayan Beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; this area boasts other attractions such as Flovin Gallery Lucaya, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Ye Olde Pirate Bottle House, a lovely museum found just a quick cab ride or walk away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

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 Lucayan Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flovin Gallery Lucaya Art Gallery 0.2 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Ye Olde Pirate Bottle House Museum 0.3 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Art and Nature Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.3 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Leo's Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 0.3 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Museum Of Underwater Exploration Museum 0.3 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Lucayan Golf Course Golf Course 0.7 mi. NNW Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Lucayan Beach is close to Port Lucaya, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Those visiting Lucayan Beach who are seeking further attractions might want to consider going to Port Lucaya, which is close-by and is an active, busy area. From Lucayan Beach, Port Lucaya is a quick trip away, maybe a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Lucayan Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Lucayan 0.2 mi. W Resort
Pelican Bay Resort At Lucaya 0.2 mi. NW Hotel
Taino Beach Resort 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach 0.3 mi. WSW Resort
Flamingo Bay Yacht Club & Marina Hotel 0.4 mi. NE Resort
Bell Channel Inn 0.5 mi. NW Motel

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Flying Fish Modern Seafood. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Lucayan Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Flying Fish Modern Seafood -- Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Prop Club (242) 373-1333 American, International Informal 0.2 mi. W
Sabor (242) 373-5588 Fusion Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Cappuccino's (242) 373-1584 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. W
Pisces Restaurant Lucaya (242) 373-5192 International, Italian Informal 0.2 mi. W
China Cafe (242) 373-2398 Chinese -- 0.3 mi. W
Giovanni's Cafe (242) 373-9107 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. W
Pizza Hut Lucaya (242) 373-7210 Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. WNW
Allie's Snack Bar (242) 373-8870 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Andy's Ice Cream -- American Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Cally's Restaurant (242) 373-8657 Greek Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Cyber Cafe Port Lucaya -- -- -- 0.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Grand Bahama Island has many nice beaches, so if Lucayan Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the active mood at Lucayan Beach is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider also visiting Xanadu Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located four miles to the west-southwest. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Taino Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Taino Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Lucayan Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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