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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  • The walk over to the beach scenic. On the bridge crossing the ponds, we had a 4' barracuda following us. Kind of eerie. The beach was AMAZING! We didn't have scuba gear so we just walked along the bea...  more »
  • This is a nice beach - well, all the beaches on GB are awesome! Beautiful sand and clear blue water! Yup - Bahamas = sand, sun and amazingly clear water!  more »
  • Gold Rock beach is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever experienced anywhere. It is about a 40 minute taxi ride from the port. And no one ventures out that far. It’s part of the National Park so there i...  more »
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  • My favorite beach in Grand Bahama! It was so beautiful and the water was shallow. A small shark swam up to my friends and I (maybe a reef shark? I'm not sure). I want to go back!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Soft sand, unmolested by resorts and tourist
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