Taino Beach

Dotted with thatched huts and palm trees for shade, this relaxing beach is often the home of beach cookouts, and is an ideal spot to bring the whole family.

Located three miles east-southeast of downtown Freeport, Taino Beach is on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Active and social travelers might like this beach because of its busy, urban location. In fact, Taino Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and people who thrive in crowds of fellow visitors.

How to Access The Beach
From the E Sunshine Hwy, head south on Arden Forest Rd. At the end of the road, take on right on W Beach Rd, then your first right after the bridge. The beach is located across from the Flamingo Bay Yacht Club & Marina.

Amenities and Ambiance

This short but pleasant stretch of gorgeous white sand is separated from the popular Lucayan Beach by the narrow inlet to Bell Channel Bay. It is home to Taino Beach Resort which looks out onto clam, emerald ocean water.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Taino Beach will be found in an area popular among tourist, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Taino Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island; it's located near attractions like Leo's Art Gallery, which is a half mile to the west.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museum Of Underwater Exploration. This museum is located just a walk or cab ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Taino Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Leo's Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Museum Of Underwater Exploration Museum 0.6 mi. W Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Freeport, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Taino Beach, Freeport is a fairly short distance away, about two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Taino Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina 0.1 mi. NW Resort
Taino Beach Resort 0.2 mi. W Resort
Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan Resort 0.3 mi. W Resort
Pelican Bay Resort At Lucaya 0.5 mi. W Hotel
Grand Lucayan 0.5 mi. WSW Resort
Bell Channel Inn 0.6 mi. W Motel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Taino By the Sea is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They also specialize in seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Taino Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Taino By the Sea (800) 824-6623 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. NW
Flying Fish Modern Seafood -- Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. W
Sabor (242) 373-5588 Fusion Informal 0.5 mi. W
Dive-In Grille (242) 373-1244 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Giovanni's Cafe (242) 373-9107 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. W
Kalypzo Restaurant & Bar (242) 373-8446 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. W
China Cafe (242) 373-2398 Chinese -- 0.6 mi. W
Knead n Brew Cafe & Gift Shop -- -- -- 0.6 mi. W
La Parilla Latina (242) 373-7277 -- -- 0.6 mi. W
Le Med (242) 374-2804 Bahamian, European, Mediterranean -- 0.6 mi. W
Livity's Vegetarian Takeout (242) 352-1855 -- -- 0.6 mi. W
Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant (242) 373-8404 -- -- 0.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Grand Bahama Island, so if Taino Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the exciting vibe at Taino Beach is one of the features you love, think about checking out Xanadu Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located four and a half miles to the west-southwest. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Lucayan Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it only a short distance away.

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

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Taino Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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