Powder Beach

Powder beach may be small, but here you can escape from the crowded spaces and experience the serenity of the waves. The crystal blue waters will melt away your worries.

Located on the northwestern side of Stocking Island, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Powder Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.

How to Access The Beach
Take a water taxi from English Harbour, and it should only take you 5 minutes to arrive.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Powder Beach is on the North East coast of Stocking Island. It is near Blue Ade Underwater Cave, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is a local attraction.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Bahamas. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Powder Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Blue Ade Underwater Cave Cave 1.3 mi. SE Stocking Island

Cities and Towns

Powder Beach is close to George Town, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The city of George Town is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, George Town is just up the road, about two miles (three kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Powder Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Kevalli House 1.3 mi. SE Cottages
St. Francis Resort 1.5 mi. SE Resort


If you visit the beach around lunchtime you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is St Francis Resort Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious American food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Powder Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
St Francis Resort Restaurant (242) 557-9629 American 1.5 mi. SE Stocking Island
Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club (242) 336-2787 Caribbean 1.6 mi. SW Great Exuma
Augusta Bay Restaurant (242) 336-2250 Bahamian, Caribbean 1.7 mi. SW Great Exuma
Chat 'N' Chill® (242) 336-2700 Caribbean 1.7 mi. SE Stocking Island
Fish Fry Shacks -- -- 1.7 mi. SSW Great Exuma
Blu on the Water (242) 357-0999 Bahamian, Caribbean 2.0 mi. SE Stocking Island
The Rusty Anchor at February Point (242) 336-2400 American, Caribbean 2.9 mi. S Great Exuma
Cheater's (242) 336-2535 American, Bahamian 4.3 mi. S Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Powder Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Emerald Bay Beach, found ten and a half miles to the northwest. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Starfish Beach. It's located a quarter mile to the south-southwest.

Another option worth considering is Hooper's Bay Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the west.

While the Bahamas has many alluring attractions, Powder Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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