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Gold Rock Beach

Address: Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling
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Owner description: This beach is as pretty as a postcard, with smooth white sands and clear blue waters.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We visited as part of a cruise excursion. During our visit it was high tide but the beach was still beautiful. We took the opportunity to just relax and enjoy the serenity as the cruise had been so busy it was nice to get away to some quiet. I would highly recommend a visit to Lucayan National Park and Gold... More

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Decatur, Indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Almost seems like a hidden treasure in the National Lucayan Park! This was my number 1 place to visit on my list & I was not disappointed! We were there at high tide & I've heard is best to snorkel at low tide. Husband & daughter did snorkel anyhow & swam out by a small reef that's there & they... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After researching things to do on Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach always scored high on people's lists. After making a visit, I now understand why! This beach is simply stunning... It is one of the loveliest beaches I have ever visited! When we were attempting to obtain a driver to take us to Gold Rock Beach at the cruise... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took a guided tour through mangroves from the main area to the beach via kayak. The kayak trip was so fun (other than the fact my wife wanted to control the kayak and kept running into the mangroves but thats another story). At the end of the trip we came out on the ocean near Gold Rock Beach. We... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went to Gold Rock as part of the Lucayan National Park Kayak tour (great excursion for nature lovers!) and it was lovely. The beach is beautiful and great for swimming, but there isn't much to see when snorkeling (at least not that we seen; it is a long beach so maybe there was another area that we missed ?).... More

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Halifax, NS
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was awesome to discover Gold Rock Beach. It is about $100 to go by cab but with our Golf, about 45 minutes drive. You NEED, HAVE to go see that beach. Never seen a beach like this. It is at the Lucayan National Park and cost $5 to park and you can also visit a cave..small but a cave...Not... More

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West Los Angeles, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The highlight of Grand Bahamas beach is Gold Rock Beach. The water was so shallow and clear. Fishes are visible (not colorful) and sand was fine and soft. A most visited place and yet water are pristine seem untouched.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice beach, but when the guidebooks say visit at low tide, they mean it. At low tide the beach would be very wide and you could probably snorkel to Gold Rock. At high tide when I was there, beach was only 5' wide, and it felt a bit to far to snorkel out.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was by far our favorite beach. At low tide, the ocean is at least 30 feet out. This leaves shallow(2-6") pools of warm water to relax in. There are "islands" between the pool to lay on. The water does not have much sea grass until you go pretty far out. The water stays less than 12' for a good... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We took a cab from our resort in the Lucaya area so the cab ride was about 25 minutes to Lucayan National Park. At my first trip years ago I was at Gold Rock Beach on a group where we only spent 20 mins there. It was so gorgeous I had to go back. This was my second visit to... More

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