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 toward the eastern outskirts of Port Lucaya, Lucayan Beach is on the South West edge of Grand Bahama Island. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Lucayan Beach is the kind of shore where people go to be among the interesting crowds and sights, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - it's about as far as you can get from secluded.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Don't forget that Lucayan Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Lucayan Beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. It is close to Flovin Gallery Lucaya, which is found a quarter mile to the west, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Museum Of Underwater Exploration, a lovely museum found only a brief walk or taxi ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Lucayan Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flovin Gallery Lucaya Art Gallery 0.2 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Art and Nature Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.3 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
The Ultimate Zone Amusement Arcade 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 near Port Lucaya, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Lucayan Beach guests hoping to find some additional excitement might consider going to Port Lucaya, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of the Bahamas. From the beach, Port Lucaya is not far away, roughly a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels within a car's reach. Some of the closest options are seen in the following table.

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 Hotel and Marina 0.4 mi. NE Resort
Bell Channel Inn 0.5 mi. NW Motel

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 closest places to eat is Flying Fish Modern Seafood. The restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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
Dive-In Grille (242) 373-1244 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
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
After Deck Restaurant (242) 373-8657 American, Caribbean, European Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Allie's Snack Bar (242) 373-8870 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Bateman's Big Easy Bar & Cafe -- -- -- 0.3 mi. W
Cafe Breeze Restaurant & Bar (242) 373-2664 American, Bahamian, European Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Cappuccino's (242) 373-1584 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. W
China Cafe (242) 373-2398 Chinese -- 0.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Lucayan Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Grand Bahama Island.

You may also want to try Xanadu Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located four miles to the west-southwest. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Taino Beach. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Taino Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and Lucayan Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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