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 consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Snow Bay Beach.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you find that you desire beaches which offer a peaceful enclave, then you may want to try Snow Bay Beach; it is found in a much quieter area of San Salvador Island.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of San Salvador Island. It is close to Christopher Columbus Monument, which is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to New World Museum, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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


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. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you will find only a few accommodations withing driving distance, those accommodation options closest to Snow Bay Beach can be viewed in the table below.

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 run into any places to grab a bit to eat close to this coastal destination, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on San Salvador Island, so if Snow Bay Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also enjoy Bonefish Bay, found within taxi range of the coast. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Long Bay Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's found four miles to the west-northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit North Victoria Hill Beach, located nine and a half miles away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Snow Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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