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Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island

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Venture though the six different ecosystems at Lucayan National Park, an ideal spot for the family to explore a variety of tropical habitats. The park stretches across 40 acres (16 ha) and sits 40 km (25 mi) east of Freeport. Hike through the park's diverse vegetation of mangroves, ferns, pine trees and a vast array of rare and exotic flowers. Stroll along the pristine Gold Rock Beach featuring its unique rippled sand endlessly dipping in and out of shallow water. The park also holds one of the world's most expansive underwater cave systems with a labyrinth of tunnels, a result of the island's unique limestone geology. Put Lucayan National Park and other Grand Bahama Island attractions into our Grand Bahama Island vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You have to pay a small fee to park but it's worth it. On the right side of the park are the caves that you can explore via ladders and decks. Across the street is a walkway that bridges the marsh are...  more »
  • Although we are booked for a tour tomorrow, we decided to take the rental car to the National Park. Although it is small compared to American National Parks, it really is a gem of a place. It is the f...  more »
  • We went for two reasons. One to see GRB and also to acquire the unique Grand Bahama National Trust rash guards. These are great for screening sun, (long sleeves) snorkeling to prevent being fried aliv...  more »
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  • Lucayan National Park has a lot of history and amazing geological features. Cave run deep into the forest and sink holes are known to be in the forest. To imagine the natives that settled in the caves and lived off the land is something to think about. The Views of Gold Rock Beach are stunning and so bright due to the pure white sand feels like an entrance to Heaven. A must go back just to experience it again.
  • A place you have to visit when visiting the island. It's pretty small, but the walk is really neat. Plus the beach is beautiful!
  • Beautiful national park location in stunning Bahamian wilderness. This is a great visit. You walk through the Bahamian forest through well marked paths. These paths lead to some beautiful sights as you can walk down sets of stairs built into water filled limestone caves. You don't go far into the caves but they are beautiful. (All paths total about 700-900 meters maximum, and are easy to walk. There are some hills and some stairs, though the stairs are not mandatory). After your 30 minute cave and forest self-guided tour, you walk across the road into a different wilderness environment more influenced by water at the surface. At the beginning of the day you can walk through the mangrove forest, and save the wetland boardwalk for the walk back to the car at the end of the day. You can spend your entire afternoon on a beautiful stretch of white Bahamian sand. Expect the walk to the beach to be just over 500m. It is actually somewhat important to time your visit to this beach with the tide. At high tide there is virtually no beach, and you will be chased into the edge of the trees. At low tide the water moves back by a fantastic amount, and you can watch it change over the day. There are tidal pools in the sand and you can walk very far out and it remains shallow. Pack a lunch and lots of water. Sunscreen is a requirement and a beach umbrella will help you out a lot. No services. And there is a cost, just $5 a person. Respect the environment; remember this is a protected national park.
  • One of the most pristine beaches these eyes have ever seen. Beautiful turquoise water clearer than anything I could imagine. I think it was 75 there and the water must of been 5 or so degrees less. Soft sand and life roaming around as if it was untouched. The walk to the beach was beautifull. Well maintained land with severall bridges crossing over wetlands. Beautifull scenery. With lots of trees and wildlife. The caves section were really cool. Great info on one of the worlds longest cave system. We went on a Jeep tour and time was limited to about an hour and a half at this stop. It was no where near enough time. I could live at this place. The jeep tour was excellent and I highly recommend it was just a shame I couldn't stay longer. No matter how you visit make this a stop. Absolutely beautiful in every facet. Wasn't crowded when we went, a,few people asside from our group, but it was off season. Perfect is an understatement for this place. Its one of those places you daydream about when you want to escape.
  • Awesome place. Gold rock beach beautiful. Love the trails. Make sure to check out the caves