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Address: Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Activities: Parasailing, Volleyball (outdoor), Swimming
Description: This beach is best known for its water sports and lounging areas, making...
This beach is best known for its water sports and lounging areas, making it a popular tourist destination.
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Be watchful of your belongings

We just got back to our condo from Xanadu beach which is just a short stay from where we are staying for a couple of months. This is the second year we have stayed in this area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
RHeans
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Quispamsis, NB Canada
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Quispamsis, NB Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We just got back to our condo from Xanadu beach which is just a short stay from where we are staying for a couple of months. This is the second year we have stayed in this area and often walk over to Xanadu and spend an hour or more. It is a beautiful beach - no amenities and we are... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

THIS BEACH SHOULD NOT BE ATTENDED BY TRAVELERS. My mother had her purse stolen while sitting on a beach chair alongside the purse. A native was lurking behind the brush which is located right behind the beach and simply came up from behind her and took the item. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! This beach is basically abandoned because the Xanadu resort has... More 

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Vancouver
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

There are no amenities here, as the old Xanadu Hotel is no longer operating. It is very quiet here but a beautiful sandy beach to explore or, of course, swim at.

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Freeport, Bahamas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Xanadu Beach is right next to a set of condominiums and the Xanadu Beach hotel, which is about to reopen. It is a nice beach., frequented by a number of people. There is some shade available on the beach that you can pull up a chair and enjoy the cool breeze, as you take a break form the water.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a beautiful Bahamian beach with crystal clear water, but unfortunately it's basically abandoned. Almost every place surrounding this beach is empty; the hotel is closed and there are apartments in the area but not a lot of people seem to stay there. It's quite sad because it's such a beautiful place that deserves more visitors! It's a really... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I have been scouring all the Grand Bahama beaches we can get onto and it's not for the appeals of entertainment or food - and we loved this one. The sand was pretty (much nice than the one we've paid to stay at - Taino Beach), the water was calmer and clearer too. We walked to the... More 

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West Los Angeles, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Xanadu Resort was closed and not accessible but the beach is. Since not many knew you can access the beach, this place was detached from the crowded beach front resorts area.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This beach resort area is the ultimate in sad. The apartment building on the beach is empty and abandoned. Consequently the area is run down, unkept, garbage everywhere and just gross. There is a burnt up boat lounging there and one lone lady with a barely standing table trying to sell her wares. It is the saddest thing. Don't bother... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful beach but everything around is closed so bring your cooler with some refreshments. One good thing you'll have lots of room.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wow - it doesn't seem that long ago when me and my girlfriend ended up at one of those timeshare lunches/talks here and I almost considered buying since I was going to Freeport every summer back in the mid-80's!! Just reading these recent comments is so sad. I read that this is now a public beach, but I remember when... More 

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