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.

Located along the eastern outskirts of Port Lucaya, Lucayan Beach is on the South West edge of Grand Bahama Island. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. While Lucayan Beach is not the most hidden spot in the Bahamas, it has just the right mix of intimacy and atmosphere to appeal to couples and families 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Lucayan Beach can be found inside an area that sees many visitors, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Lucayan Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; the area hosts attractions such as Leo's Art Gallery, which is a quarter mile away.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Museum Of Underwater Exploration, a lovely museum found not a great distance away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Lucayan Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Leo's Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Museum Of Underwater Exploration Museum 0.3 mi. W Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Lucayan Beach who are looking for other opportunities for exploration will want to think about going to Port Lucaya, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of the Bahamas. From the beach, Port Lucaya is a quick trip away, roughly a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers will find a fairly wide assortment of accommodations to pick from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Lucayan Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan Resort 0.1 mi. N Resort
Grand Lucayan 0.2 mi. W Resort
Taino Beach Resort 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Pelican Bay Resort At Lucaya 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina 0.4 mi. NE Resort
Bell Channel Inn 0.5 mi. NW Motel

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to dine at an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Flying Fish Modern Seafood. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

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

Restaurants near Lucayan Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Flying Fish Modern Seafood -- Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. NW
Dive-In Grille (242) 373-1244 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Sabor (242) 373-5588 Fusion Informal 0.3 mi. NW
Giovanni's Cafe (242) 373-9107 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. W
Pisces Restaurant (242) 373-5192 International, Italian Informal 0.3 mi. W
Kalypzo Restaurant & Bar (242) 373-8446 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. WNW
China Cafe (242) 373-2398 Chinese -- 0.3 mi. W
Knead n Brew Cafe & Gift Shop -- -- -- 0.3 mi. W
La Parilla Latina (242) 373-7277 -- -- 0.3 mi. W
Le Med (242) 374-2804 Bahamian, European, Mediterranean -- 0.3 mi. W
Livity's Vegetarian Takeout (242) 352-1855 -- -- 0.3 mi. W
Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant (242) 373-8404 -- -- 0.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Grand Bahama Island besides Lucayan Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Lucayan Beach is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Xanadu Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it four miles to the west-southwest. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Taino Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Taino Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

The Bahamas offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Lucayan Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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