Bonefish Bay

Named for the over abundance of bonefish in the area, Bonefish Bay is one of the most popular spots on the island for watersports. The beach is relatively long, so finding a quiet place to lay a blanket and lie in the sun isn't a difficult task.

Located on San Salvador Island, near Cockburn Town, Bonefish Bay is on the North West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The beach is set in a rather urbanized area, but it would be incorrect to assume that the actual beach will be too crowded. In fact, you will generally find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out.

How to Access The Beach

Bonefish Bay is accessible right off Queen's Highway. Just find parking along the main road near Club Med and make your way to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Three miles of fine white sand in front of Club Med make up Bonefish Bay. The almost neon turquoise waters are mesmerizing.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Bonefish Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of San Salvador Island. It is close to New World Museum, which is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions like Mexico Olympics Monument provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Bonefish Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about The Bahamas' past, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot easily reached by taking a cab from this interesting historical site.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Bonefish Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
New World Museum Tourist Attraction 2.0 mi. S San Salvador Island
Dixon Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.8 mi. E San Salvador Island
Mexico Olympics Monument Historical Site 4.9 mi. S San Salvador Island
Christopher Columbus Monument Monument 5.5 mi. S San Salvador Island


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within a several miles, the closest ones are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Bonefish Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Med 0.9 mi. SW Resort
San Salvador Resort and Spa 1.7 mi. SSW Resort
Riding Rock Resort and Marina 1.9 mi. SSW Resort
Guanahani Beach Club 9.5 mi. S Resort


There aren't any restaurants close to this shore, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach on San Salvador Island will have lots of options besides Bonefish Bay.

If the exciting vibe at Bonefish Bay is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Long Bay Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located seven and a half miles to the south.

You may also enjoy North Victoria Hill Beach, located within a couple of miles.

There's plenty to see and do in the Bahamas, and Bonefish Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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