Sandy Point

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Set within the picturesque seaside town of the same name, Sandy Point is quiet and serene with only the waves and the view to keep visitors company.

Situated on the southwestern coast of San Salvador Island, in the general vicinity of Cockburn Town, You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close.

Amenities and Ambiance

Named for the huge amount of sand on the beach, Sand Point's shore is soft and white, lined with coconut palms of all shapes and sizes, and featuring calm blue-green waters.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you happen to go for beaches that grant a tranquil haven, then you will want to try Sandy Point; it's found within a more natural sector of San Salvador Island.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the South West coast of San Salvador Island; it will be near other attractions like Christopher Columbus Monument, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historic attractions, including Mexico Olympics Monument, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Sandy Point, and allow visitors to learn more about the Bahamas, without straying too far from the coastline. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found easily within the range of a cab from this place of historical interest.

If a visit to the Sandy Point isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christopher Columbus Monument Monument 4.6 mi. NNE San Salvador Island
Mexico Olympics Monument Historical Site 5.4 mi. NNE San Salvador Island
New World Museum Tourist Attraction 8.0 mi. N San Salvador Island
Dixon Lighthouse Lighthouse 13.0 mi. NE San Salvador Island


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 the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels close-by, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Sandy Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Guanahani Beach Club 5.2 mi. E Resort
Riding Rock Resort and Marina 8.1 mi. N Resort
San Salvador Resort and Spa 8.3 mi. N Resort
Club Med 9.1 mi. N Resort


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat right on this coast, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Sandy Point doesn't suit their tastes.

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

The Bahamas has so much to offer, and Sandy Point is just one of the many options.


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