Everyone's Travel Club recently returned from a short kayaking trip to the Bahamas. One of our stops was Lucayan National Park, which includes trails, underwater cave entrances, and what a local called the most beautiful beach on the island of Grand Bahama.
As you may have read from our previous Bahamas posts, I talked my wife into renting the coolest car on the island, a Chery QQ, and driving to the park. It cost $3 per person to park and enter the park. The caves are on one side of the road while a creek/mangrove swamp and Gold Rock Beach are on the other. The park is only about 40 acres so there are some trails but nothing too strenuous.
ETC's final recommendation: if you come to Grand Bahama Island, rent a car for the day and head to the park. We agree with the locals who say Gold Rock Beach is the best beach on the island. It isn't too far from town (20 mins) and it's cheap ($3 per person). There aren't any restaurants near the park so I'd bring water and maybe some food in a pack to eat on the beach. Maybe throw in the snorkel gear?
~Paul & Amber ETC
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