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Gold Rock Beach

Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling
Traveler Description: Gold Rock Beach at Lucayan National Park is one of the most beautiful beaches on Grand Bahama.  Located about 45 minutes from Lucaya and 1 hour from... more »
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West Los Angeles, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am constantly surprised by the level of garbage I find on "remote" beaches. Locals seem to do little to solve the problem so take a bag, pack out more than you take in and the future will be brighter for everyone.

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Columbus, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Across from the national park. Be careful crossing the road. Also stock up on cold drinks etc as well. The paths to the beach is beautiful and well kept. The beach itself is great! Water is nice and clear and clean beach..for the most part. Be advised there is a sign stating no life guard.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Words cannot explain how beautiful this beach is. The drive is about thirty minutes and can be somewhat confusing when using the map provided by the resort but it worked just have to pay attention to land marks. The beach will be on your right but for parking will be on your left at the Lucayan Nat'l Park. Entrance is... More

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Pinckney, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

When I travel, it's not for beaches. I went on a cruise with my mom and ended up at this beach as part of an unrelated shore excursion. We loved it! The beach is absolutely gorgeous and you shouldn't be bored if you're there for a couple hours. We actually saw a stingray swimming around in a shallow area, which... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Awesome beach! My husband and I went twice because we missed low tide the first day. At high tide the beach is super small, but at low tide it is amazing. Bring food, drinks, seats. Use the cruise excursion picnic area till the get there around 11. It's got tables and shade. Check out the park itself. The caves are... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have seen a lot of beaches in the Caribbean and Hawaii and I have never seen such a quiet serene more beautiful beach in my life. Be sure to time your trip at low tide and walk the white sand and crystal blue water for miles it is an experience you will never forget!

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