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 coast of Grand Bahama Island. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Lucayan Beach is the kind of destination where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and there's lots to see, do, and eat - it's certainly not the place to go to be alone.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Lucayan Beach happens to be located in an active, busy area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers 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 visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museum Of Underwater Exploration. This museum is located not a great distance away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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
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 close to Port Lucaya, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Lucayan Beach tourists hoping to find a little additional excitement might want to think about heading to Port Lucaya, because it's nearby and is an active, busy area. From the coast, 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, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels within a car's reach. 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 Hotel and Marina 0.4 mi. NE Resort
Bell Channel Inn 0.5 mi. NW Motel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Flying Fish Modern Seafood is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the following table.

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

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

If the vibrant atmosphere of Lucayan Beach is what you're looking for, consider also visiting Xanadu Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it four miles to the west-southwest. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Taino Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Taino Beach, which is located within a short distance.

The Bahamas offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Lucayan Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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