Stocking Island Beach

Popular for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling, Stocking Island Beach sets the bar high for beauty amongst some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Located on Stocking Island, this beach is on the South East coast of the island, You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, many visitors find this destination worthwhile as a way to escape the crowds.

How to Access The Beach

Stocking Island is easily reached by a oat from Elizabeth Harbour.

Amenities and Ambiance

Like many of the other beaches on Stocking Island, Stocking Island Beach features some of the finest and whitest sands in the Bahamas. The waters at this beach are bright turquoise and very calm, thanks to the coral reef that lies fairly close to shore.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Stocking Island Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South East coast of Stocking Island. Guests might consider staying at the St. Francis Resort, that can be found only a short distance away. Tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this hotel, perhaps the closest hotel accessible from Stocking Island Beach, despite there not being too many other attractions in the vicinity.

Cities and Towns

George Town is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, George Town is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Stocking Island Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though you generally won't find very many accommodations withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to Stocking Island Beach can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Stocking Island Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
St. Francis Resort 0.0 mi. WSW Resort
Kevalli House 0.3 mi. WNW Cottages

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is St Francis Resort Restaurant. This restaurant serves American cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Stocking Island Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
St Francis Resort Restaurant (242) 557-9629 American 0.0 mi. WSW Stocking Island
Chat 'N' Chill® (242) 336-2700 Caribbean 0.3 mi. S Stocking Island
Bamboo Bistro (242) 336-2692 Eclectic 1.8 mi. SSW Great Exuma
Fish Fry Shacks -- -- 1.9 mi. WSW Great Exuma
Splash Bar & Grill at Palm Bay Beach Club (242) 336-2787 Caribbean 2.1 mi. W Great Exuma
Eddies Edgewater Restaurant & Bar 336-2050 -- -- -- Great Exuma
February Point Bistro & Bar 336-2661 Caribbean -- -- Great Exuma
Catch a Fire (242) 357-0777 Asian Fusion -- -- Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Stocking Island has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Coconut Cove Beach, located two miles away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Hamburger Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's found less than a mile to the northwest.

You may also enjoy Hooper's Bay Beach, which is located three miles away.

Stocking Island Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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