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 should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. Many of the beaches in the Bahamas are quiet and secluded, but at Stocking Island Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Stocking Island Beach is on the South East coast of Stocking Island. Accommodations nearby include the St. Francis Resort, which is not very far away. Visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab to this hotel, one of the most conveniently located lodging options reachable from Stocking Island Beach, despite there not being too many additional close-by attractions.

Cities and Towns

Stocking Island Beach is near George Town, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is George Town, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, George Town is a quick trip away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers will not find very many places to stay in the immediate vicinity, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen 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 enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is St Francis Resort Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

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
The Rusty Anchor at February Point (242) 336-2400 American, Caribbean 1.8 mi. SSW Stocking Island
Fish Fry Shacks -- -- 1.9 mi. WSW Great Exuma
Augusta Bay Restaurant (242) 336-2250 Bahamian, Caribbean 2.0 mi. W 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
Cheater's (242) 336-2535 American, Bahamian 3.1 mi. S Great Exuma
Catch a Fire (242) 357-0777 Asian Fusion -- -- Great Exuma

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Stocking Island Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Coconut Cove Beach, located two miles away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Hamburger Beach offers more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located less than a mile to the northwest.

You might also want to visit Hooper's Bay Beach, located three miles away.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Stocking Island Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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