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 edge of Grand Bahama Island. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Taino Beach is the sort of shore that is a must-see for guests of nearby hotels and resorts, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - it's certainly not the place to go to be alone.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

You should remember that Taino Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. It is close to Flovin Gallery Lucaya, which is seen a half mile to the west, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Museum Of Underwater Exploration (located not a great distance away) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of the Bahamas.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Taino Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Flovin Gallery Lucaya Art Gallery 0.6 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Art and Nature Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.6 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
The Ultimate Zone Amusement Arcade 0.6 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Leo's Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 0.6 mi. WSW Grand Bahama Island
Museum Of Underwater Exploration Museum 0.6 mi. W Grand Bahama Island
Lucayan Golf Course Golf Course 0.8 mi. NW Grand Bahama Island

Cities and Towns

The town of Freeport is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Freeport is just up the road, maybe two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers will find a pretty good assortment of hotel and resort options to choose from close to the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed below.

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
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
Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach 0.7 mi. WSW Resort

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. Taino By the Sea is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. Many guests rave about their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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
Prop Club (242) 373-1333 American, International Informal 0.5 mi. WSW
Giovanni's Cafe (242) 373-9107 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. W
Pizza Hut Lucaya (242) 373-7210 Italian Very Casual 0.6 mi. W
Outriggers Native Restaurant (242) 373-4811 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
After Deck Restaurant (242) 373-8657 American, Caribbean, European Very Casual 0.6 mi. W
Allie's Snack Bar (242) 373-8870 Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. W
Bateman's Big Easy Bar & Cafe -- -- -- 0.6 mi. W
Cafe Breeze Restaurant & Bar (242) 373-2664 American, Bahamian, European Very Casual 0.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Taino Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Taino Beach is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Xanadu Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. 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 a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Taino Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the east-northeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Bahamas, and paying a visit to Taino Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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