Gold Rock Beach, Lucayan National Park

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Secluded Gold Rock Beach is famous for its state at low tide, when its shoreline extends for yards into the sea--affording it the nickname of Grand Bahama Island's "welcome mat." A part of the national park, it lies next to the longest underground cave system in the world. Don on some sturdy shoes and venture of into the caves or bring along your snorkel and explore the crystal waters. The longer way from the parking to the beach is through the mangroves, but you can take a shortcut over the wood-slatted bridge. Bring large towels, snacks, and lots of water, since the amenities include only barbecue pits, benches, and picnic tables. Take a look at our Grand Bahama Island planner to schedule your visit to Gold Rock Beach and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We had rented a car, it was easy to find, about 30 minutes from freeport. Was 4$ each to enter. It was so amazing that we made plans to go back during the week. There are a few underground caves to vi...  more »
  • This beach is breathtaking. Park at Lucayan national Park. Five dollar entry fee per person. Take a short hike through the mangroves to the beach. The hike is awesome. Beauchamp is unbelievable. Compl...  more »
  • Here they turned Pirates of the Caribbean and I say no more! On the beach there are shells and you see the bald-headed Eagles. Clear water spectacular.
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  • Gold Rock Beach is incredible. The sand is perfect, the marine life is abundant, and the water is clear and blue. The beach is clean and it wasn't crowded the day we visited.
  • Nice beach that wasn't very busy...at least when we were there. Wasn't much for snorkeling. Maybe we were in the wrong spot.
  • This beach can be narrow when the tide is high (i.e. not a lot of beach between the ocean water and regular land) but it is more than enough even then and is compensated for by its length - it's a very long stretch). That said, it is a beautiful beach, almost completely natural since there are no resorts around it. And I can't get over that delightful blue ocean color. All in all, a pristine, uncrowded, delightful beach!
  • Soft sand, unmolested by resorts and tourist
  • Absolutely beautiful beach
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