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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  • I sincerely believe this is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Do not come to Grand Bahama and miss this! Bring a beach umbrella and plan to make a day of it, it's absolutely amazing.  more »
  • We spent the day at Gold Rock Beach and it was perfect! We rented a car from C&V car rentals near the lucaya marketplace for $39 a day. (Better deals if you rent multiple days) We then drove out to Ba...  more »
  • The visit of the Lucayan National Park in conjunction with the Gold Rock beach is a perfect day trip from Freeport from. Catering not forget as sunscreen and insect repellent, then off to the Mangroventrail with his really remarkable Orchid, then reading on the beach and snorkel, who wants. We had two stingrays in the shallow water and outside rock VBF (lots of colorful fish) - but a piece for swimming is... a clear recommendation!
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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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