Tahiti beach vs town beach

The Abacos are a chain of 120 islands in the northeastern Bahamas. Famous for boating, fishing, and picturesque villages, the Abacos are also home to some of the most beautiful pink and white sandy beaches in the world.

Tahiti Beach

Tahiti Beach is a small secluded beach located on the southern tip of Elbow Cay. It’s close proximity to Hope Town, the main village on Elbow Cay makes Tahiti Beach a great destination for boaters and vacationers alike. Tahiti Beach is only a quick 20-minute golf cart ride or 10-minute boat ride from Hope Town. Beach-goers will enjoy the clear turquoise water and great snorkeling right off the beach. Starfish, stingrays and a variety of tropical fish can be in the calm water right off the beach.

Several luxury vacation rental homes surround are available including Tahiti Sunset and Tahiti Beach House. The casual, family-friendly Abaco Inn is only an eight-minute golf cart ride away.

A secluded spot on the beach is always available. The pink powdery sand and shallow swimming pools make Tahiti Beach the perfect beach for both families and couples.

Hope in your boat and head over to Cracker P’s for a cold drink and burger!

Hope Town’s Town Beach

Town Beach runs alongside the northern edge of Elbow Cay on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island.  The long stretch of sandy beach makes it the perfect beach for a long walk. The barrier reef is only a few hundred yards out from the shore, making it a great snorkel destination for more skilled swimmers. Spearfishing, kite-surfing, and surfing are popular activities for the adventurous traveler. Wind down at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, only a short walk down the beach or through the village; perfect for grabbing lunch or renting a room.

Beach glass, sea sponge, and shells adorn the beach. Hope Town’s “Town Beach” is a treasure trove for beachcombers!

Walk over to Munchies for some delicious ice cream!

Town Beach vs Tahiti Beach – My Pick!

Do not dismiss either beach on Elbow Cay. Tahiti Beach is a quiet sandy stretch of beach with shallow water and flat sandbars. It’s a great spot for young children and couples seeking an “off the beaten patch” stretch of beach; while the Town Beach is better suited towards surfers or snorkelers. The water can get a bit rough on windy days forming larger waves in the ocean. Of the two, Tahiti Beach is my favorite. A quiet stroll down the beach during low tide provides the kind of tranquility that may leave you wondering if you’re on a deserted island.