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Address: Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling
Description: This beach is as pretty as a postcard, with smooth white sands and clear...
This beach is as pretty as a postcard, with smooth white sands and clear blue waters.
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Stunning Beach

This beach is a MUST see. I was so thankful that I read the reviews on Trip Advisor suggesting to go at low tide. We arrived at low tide and were completely wowed at the beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Dublin,
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This beach is a MUST see. I was so thankful that I read the reviews on Trip Advisor suggesting to go at low tide. We arrived at low tide and were completely wowed at the beach and water. We stayed for a couple hours and experienced the tide coming in. It was truly amazing to see the difference between low... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After reading many reviews, I'm realizing the success of the visit to this beach definitely depends on the tide and how many other people are dumped out there by a tour. We must have gotten lucky. Hardly a soul as we took a private taxi, and the sand stretched on forever. We just walked and walked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After a disappointing "cave walk" and very hot walk through mangroves the sound of waves appears and you step onto one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen! Skip the "caves" and head straight to the beach. $5 per adult and kids under 12 free. Bring drinks/lunch/snacks because there is nothing around for miles.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went to gold rock beach with the cave tour. The caves were quick and neat and then We walked across the street through the groves which were cool to be in to the opening of this beautiful beach! I was a bit sad it wasn't low tide which would have made it my top two beaches on Grand Bahamas... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Definitely go at low tide which is typically around 9 am this time of year. Check the tide charts. At low tide you can walk forever before you get to the water and there are clams and crabs in the little pools. Probably the most beautiful beach on Grand Bahama. There is a $5 admission fee per person which gets... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to East End. This beach is so beautiful and had no one but us on it. You have to walk through the nature park to get there, so watch out for biting flies!! It's worth the walk though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This Beach was the best in the Bahamas, it was different at sunrise and sunset... the tide would bring even starfish up... and it all was natural. was not too crowed... very clean both times I have been here.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Gold Rock Beach, located in Lucayan National Park, was one of the highlights of our visit to Grand Bahama! You follow a short nature trail across the tidal, mangrove wetlands to reach the beach. The wetlands are beautiful in their own way, and are protected in the The Bahamas like they are in the USA. We arrived at low tide,... More 

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is so worth the extra money to get here. Bring a picnic basket and spend the day. Clear water and the surf isn't rough so its easy to swim. No facilities, so bring everything you need. You won't regret it! Must do when in Freeport.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

So beautiful!!!! We went while the tide was out and it was about 200 yards out to the water. We had a blast here. A very relaxing beach to visit and the short walk from the main road is very peaceful. Will have to come back!!

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Address: Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Grand Bahama Island  >  Lucayan National Park

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