Snow Bay Beach

Protected by two nearby offshore islets, Snow Bay Beach enjoys calm waters that are perfect for novice swimmers and kitesurfers.

Positioned on San Salvador Island, near Cockburn Town, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Bahamas. While Snow Bay Beach might be a little bit out of the way, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

How to Access The Beach
Snow Bay Beach is located near the entrance to Pigeon Creek.

Amenities and Ambiance

Snow Bay was given its name for the fine white sand that is powder soft like snow. The dazzling waters that wash ashore are a striking topaz in contrast.

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

If you tend to prefer coasts that bring guests a tranquil place to escape, then maybe head on over to Snow Bay Beach; it is found within a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of San Salvador Island. It is near some interesting sites like Christopher Columbus Monument, which is among the attractions in the area.

If you're intrigued by The Bahamas' history, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Mexico Olympics Monument, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Snow Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christopher Columbus Monument Monument 4.4 mi. NW San Salvador Island
Mexico Olympics Monument Historical Site 4.7 mi. NW San Salvador Island
New World Museum Tourist Attraction 7.4 mi. NNW San Salvador Island
Dixon Lighthouse Lighthouse 10.2 mi. N San Salvador Island


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Snow Bay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Snow Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Guanahani Beach Club 0.3 mi. S Resort
Riding Rock Resort and Marina 7.6 mi. NNW Resort
San Salvador Resort and Spa 7.9 mi. NNW Resort
Club Med 8.5 mi. NNW Resort


You might not find any places to eat near this location, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on San Salvador Island, and Snow Bay Beach is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Bonefish Bay, situated just a cab ride away. On the other hand, Long Bay Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. You'll find it four miles to the west-northwest.

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

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, Snow Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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