Grotto Beach

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Located on the most southwestern tip on the island of San Salvador, Grotto Beach is a sleepy spot, perfect for vacationers looking for a private getaway.

Located on San Salvador Island, near Cockburn Town, You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Grotto Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
Follow the back roads through the forest of San Salvador to reach the tip of the island and Grotto Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach forms into a point, with a thick stretch of white sand leading to calm deep blue waters.

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

If you usually favor beaches which bring guests an angelic environment, then you may want to try Grotto Beach; it's located within a less urban sector of San Salvador Island.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South West coast of San Salvador Island. It is close to Christopher Columbus Monument, which is one of a few popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions such as Mexico Olympics Monument offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Grotto Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about the Bahamas, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this shore is five and a half miles from this place of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Grotto Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christopher Columbus Monument Monument 4.6 mi. NNE San Salvador Island
Mexico Olympics Monument Historical Site 5.3 mi. NNE San Salvador Island
New World Museum Tourist Attraction 7.9 mi. N San Salvador Island
Dixon Lighthouse Lighthouse 12.9 mi. NE San Salvador Island


How many other people you encounter at Grotto Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Grotto Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels nearby, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Grotto Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Guanahani Beach Club 5.2 mi. E Resort
Riding Rock Resort and Marina 8.0 mi. N Resort
San Salvador Resort and Spa 8.3 mi. N Resort
Club Med 9.0 mi. N Resort


There aren't any restaurants right on this shore, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Grotto Beach on San Salvador Island.

You might also enjoy Bonefish Bay, situated within the range of a taxi. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Long Bay Beach. It's found two and a half miles to the northeast.

Another option worth considering is North Victoria Hill Beach, which is located just a cab ride away.

Perhaps Grotto Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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