Gold Rock Beach is the perfect place to add to your Bahamas vacation itinerary if you’re dreaming of spending time on secluded beaches. Many travelers are surprised to learn that the Bahamas, located so close to the coast of Florida and known for their lively atmosphere in Nassau and beyond, are also home to a variety of secluded beaches where you can feel a million miles away without actually traveling that far. This beach is located in the Lucayan National Park, and is not only secluded but spectacularly beautiful. For a quiet experience where you can sunbathe for the day, splash around with your snorkel, or just escape the noise of other island resorts, the Gold Rock Beach Bahamas is the perfect choice.
Gold Rock Beach is especially famous for its state at low tide. Across the island locals will recommend that adventurous visitors make the trek to see this quiet beach during low tide. At this beach you will find picnic tables and barbeque pits, but limited other amenities. For this reason, Lucayan National Park isn’t the best fit for all visitors. If you’re traveling as a family and require certain amenities, such as bathrooms, close by then other areas in the Bahamas might be a better fit. Cable Beach, for example, is a long stretch of beach that is home to a variety of resorts. These are often a great fit for families, as there are plenty of restaurants and guest services if you need a break from the sand and sun.
On the other hand, adventurous travelers will revel in the offerings of Gold Rock Beach Bahamas. Across the road from this beach is the Lucayan Caverns, one of the world’s longest underground cave systems. If you’re looking for a way to cool off after a few hours in the sun, pack along some sturdy shoes to explore the caves. If you’re looking for a more traditional way to enjoy Gold Rock Beach, bring along your snorkel and head out to take a peek beneath the water. Other Bahamas beaches that offer snorkeling include Lucayan Beach and Paradise Cove Beach.
Considered one of the best beaches on Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach Bahamas is worth the trip, even if it’s not as convenient to get to as other area beaches. The best way to reach this beach is by rental car or tour. Located 45 minutes from Lucaya and an hour from the cruise pier, Lucayan National Park attracts visitors who want to explore an unspoiled side to the Bahamas. There is a nominal fee to park, and once you arrive you will have to hike a quarter mile through the mangroves to reach this beach. Pack along snacks and drinks, but beware, you will need to carry everything in and out. Once you arrive, you will be glad to have made the effort to see this special beach.
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