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- Beaches, Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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The Bahamas' year-round warm weather makes it a prime spot for a relaxing vacation in the sun, and some of the islands' best places to unwind can be found overlooking the country's clear blue waters. Available beaches on the Bahamas' 700 islands range from water sports-focused sands at mega-resorts like Atlantis, Paradise Island to quiet sanctuaries on private islands. Some are great locales for snorkeling or horseback riding, while others are best suited for lounging with a drink.
Gold Rock Beach in Lucayan National Park (which was featured in two "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies), Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island (named for its stunning blush shoreline) and the beaches on The Exumas' Stocking Island (where you can swim and feed stingrays) are many travelers' favorite stretches of sand.
Most Bahamian beaches are free to visit 24 hours a day, but Gold Rock Beach can only be accessed after paying Lucayan National Park's entrance fee of $5, and many private island beaches only welcome cruise ship passengers. Others, like those found on Stocking Island, require hiring a water taxi to reach. Food and beverage options vary by beach; public beaches in tourist areas are often within walking distance of multiple bars and restaurants, while secluded sands generally lack dining facilities. Learn more about the Bahamas' beaches by visiting The Islands of the Bahamas' Beaches page.
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