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 should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that many of The Bahamas' beaches are quiet and undisturbed. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're better off trying a beach like Taino Beach, with a more upbeat atmosphere.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Taino Beach happens to be located within an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Taino Beach on the South West coast of Grand Bahama Island. It is near Flovin Gallery Lucaya, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Museum Of Underwater Exploration. This museum is located just a quick cab ride or walk away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Taino Beach is in the Freeport area, so walking the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Freeport, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Freeport is not far away, about two and a half miles (four and a half kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Taino Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities are displayed in the list 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

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at an area restaurant, where you can dive into The Bahamas' specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Taino By the Sea. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Grand Bahama Island, so Taino Beach is not your only option.

You may also like Xanadu Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it four and a half miles to the west-southwest. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Lucayan Beach. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You might also want to visit Taino Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles to the east-northeast.

Of course, the Bahamas has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Taino Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Bahamas even more memorable.

 

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