Grand Bahama Island Sights

Lucayan National Park

  • Beach–Sight

Published 09/28/2015

Fodor's Review

In this extraordinary 40-acre land preserve, trails and elevated walkways wind through a natural forest of wild tamarind and gumbo-limbo trees, past an observation platform, over a mangrove swamp, along a postcard-worthy beach, and in and around one of the largest explored underwater cave systems in the world (more than 6 miles long). Twenty-five miles east of Lucaya, the park contains examples of the island's five ecosystems: beach, hardwood forest, mangroves, rocky coppice, and pine forest. From the designated parking lot, you can enter the caves at two access points; one is closed in June and July for bat-nursing season. Across the highway from the caves, two trails form a loop. The easier (0.2-mile) Creek Trail's boardwalk showcases impressive interpretive signage, and crosses a mangrove-clotted tidal creek to Gold Rock Beach, claimed by Grand Bahama's Ministry of Tourism to be the island's "welcome mat." This beach is a great place for a swim or picnic at low tide, but at high tide the beach all but disappears.

Sight Information

Address:

Grand Bahama Hwy., Freetown, , Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Phone:

242-353–4149; 242-352–5438

Website: www.bnt.bs

Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Daily 9–5

Published 09/28/2015

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