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 very close. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Grotto Beach might be a little more difficult to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you go for beaches which offer visitors a serene haven, then maybe head on over to Grotto Beach; it is found within a more rural area of San Salvador Island.

What's Nearby


Grotto Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South West coast of San Salvador Island. Christopher Columbus Monument is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting New World Museum. This museum is relatively near Grotto Beach, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though travelers generally won't find very many accommodations in the region, those accommodation options closest to the beach are shown in the list that follows.

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


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat near this coast, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Grotto Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on San Salvador Island.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Bonefish Bay, located within the range of a cab. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Long Bay Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found two and a half miles to the northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider North Victoria Hill Beach, located just a cab ride away.

Maybe Grotto Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Bahamas you might like.


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