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 near the heart of Stocking Island, this beach is on the South East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, visitors frequently find this a worthwhile destination as a way to find some peace and quiet.
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, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.
Beachgoers will find Stocking Island Beach on the South East coast of Stocking Island. Nearby accommodations include the St. Francis Resort, which can be found only a short distance away. Visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab to this property, perhaps the closest hotel near Stocking Island Beach, despite there not being too many additional popular spots you can reach quickly.
The closest town is , which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, George Town isn't far off, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.
Though you will find just a few places to stay in the vicinity, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the following list.
|St. Francis Resort||0.0 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|Kevalli House||0.3 mi.||WNW||Cottages|
If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far away. St Francis Resort Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.
The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.
|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|
|--||--||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|
|Cheater's||(242) 336-2535||American, Bahamian||3.1 mi.||S||Great Exuma|
|Catch a Fire||(242) 357-0777||Asian Fusion||--||--||Great Exuma|
There are other beaches on Stocking Island you might like besides Stocking Island Beach.
Another location you might enjoy is Coconut Cove Beach, found two miles to the west. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Hamburger Beach. You'll find it less than a mile to the northwest.
Travelers may also want to consider Hooper's Bay Beach, located three miles away.
The Bahamas offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Stocking Island Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.
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