In this extraordinary 40-acre seaside land preserve, trails and elevated walkways wind through a natural forest of wild tamarind and gumbo-limbo trees, past an observation platform, a mangrove swamp, sheltered pools, and one of the largest explored underwater cave systems in the world (more than 6 miles long). You can enter the caves at two access points; one is closed in June and July, the bat-nursing season. Twenty-six miles east of Lucaya, the park contains examples of the island's five ecosystems: beach, hardwood forest, mangroves, rocky coppice, and pine forest. Across the road from the caves, two trails form a loop. Creek Trail's boardwalk showcases impressive interpretive signage, and crosses a mangrove-clotted tidal creek to Gold Rock Beach, a great place for a swim or picnic at low tide, and edged by some of the island's highest dunes and jewel-tone sea. At high tide the beach all but disappears.
Grand Bahama Hwy., Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas