Elbow Cay Real Estate
The Abaco’s are home to beautiful sun drenched Islands, which are perfect for boating with its crystal blue waters and umpteen amount of cays to explore. The Abaco’s comprise of Great Abaco and Little Abaco and a group of smaller islands and cays that form a 120 mile-long island chain that extends over 650 square miles is located 180 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida, and 55 miles north of Nassau. Abaco’s coastline consists of bays and coves and protected harbors that include full service marinas and luxurious resorts.
Elbow Cay is situated to the East of Great Abaco Island and has a unique charm that attracts many to return year on year. Perhaps this is due to the stunning colonial architecture reminiscent of the first settlers to the island in 1785, combined with its tropical beauty and quaint island living.
Elbow Cay is 8 miles long and its main industries include fishing, boating and tourism. The Atlantic Ocean is located on the eastside of the island with the South Abaco Sound to the west. To the north you will find Man-O-War Cay, with Tilloo Cay to the south.
There are very few cars on the island, with walking, cycling and golf carts being the favored modes of transport - all of these can be hired upon arrival. The closest airport is situated in Marsh Harbour, on Great Abaco Island and from there it is a short ferry ride over to Elbow Cay.
Once there, everything is easily accessible, with a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from, 3 grocery stores and a selection of other shops to peruse. The Cay has stunning pink sand beaches with wonderful snorkeling opportunities too.
In Hope Town, which is the largest settlement on the island, you will find a stunning 120ft, candy-striped lighthouse, which was built in 1863. This is a great place to visit and is also a useful landmark to get your bearings when travelling around the island.
Property for sale in Elbow Cay
- 5 Beds
- 5 Baths
- 396,396 SqFt
- 9.1 Acres
Set on over 9 acres of rolling wooded property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a gorgeous stretch of beach, Pieces of Eight is an elegant estate ideally suited for the creation of a boutique resort or an ultra-private retreat. Down a private, p...
- 6 Beds
- 6 Baths
- 5,582 SqFt
- 1 Acres
Destiny is a contemporary beachfront home featuring 6 beds/6.5 baths distributed among 4 levels. On the main level of the home is a spacious living/dining room that opens onto a lushly landscaped yard, which takes you to the steps leading to a whi...
- 6 Beds
- 5 Baths
- 4,624 SqFt
- 3.01 Acres
A truly unique offering. Beautifully groomed 3 acre estate that includes the western end of Tahiti Beach, and extends to the hilltops of Dorros Cove with breathtaking views of the Atlantic, Sea of Abaco, Tilloo Cut, and beyond. Designed as a moder...
- 7 Beds
- 7 Baths
- 3,610 SqFt
This beachfront home known as "Leapin' Lizards" is well appointed with 7 Bedrooms and 8 Bathrooms overlooking Elbow Cay's most beautiful stretch of white sandy beach. The layout offers multiple living quarters making it ideal for just a few people...
- 3 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 2,421 SqFt
Enjoy effortless ownership of a brand new, historically inspired 3b/3b waterfront villa. Chic, tropical, with all the modern conveniences and private dock for a 55' boat at your front door. The creative dream team includes Cronk Duch Architecture ...
- 4 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 2,470 SqFt
Two Rock Reef is a quiet island retreat on an idyllic beach that is virtually yours. Enjoy the peace and quiet interrupted only by the sound of the breaking surf! Decks surround the house affording great opportunities for basking in the sun. The l...
- 6 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 3,000 SqFt
Fabulous 6 bed, 4 bath beachfront home with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, located on over half an acre with 70+' of beach frontage, in the heart of Hope Town village, on one of the best beaches in Abaco. Recent additions include a solar he...
- 1,888 SqFt
- 2.18 Acres
Four Winds is a spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home on 2.179 acres and 128 of oceanfront on the sea of Abaco. The main level is on the second floor offering elevated views of the ocean and surrounding island vistas. A perfect island retreat with a...
- 4 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 2,300 SqFt
Beautifully appointed 4 bed, 3 bath waterfront home with pool and 45' private dock located on protected White Sound. Features include central air, Vinyl PGT windows, Anderson doors, ceramic tiled floors, cypress wood throughout, granite counter to...
- 3 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2,045 SqFt
"The Beach House", the name says it all! This home sits on possibly the most idyllic homesite on the island being one of very few that have true Sea of Abaco beachfront. From the comfortable front patio, the view is calm white sandy beach dotted w...
- 4 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 1,800 SqFt
Talisman is an oceanfront home that has recently been remodeled with a new 100' long sea wall, hurricane glass doors, complete with designer furnishings. Multiple decks for dining, entertaining, relaxing or enjoying the incredible views. This 4 be...
Restaurant and Bars on Elbow Cay
There are a variety of restaurants to choose from on Elbow Cay, whether it is just a quick bite, traditional dishes or even fine dining there really is something for everyone. Below is a list of some of the eateries that you will find upon arrival to the Cay. Where possible we have included links to their websites or Facebook pages so if you are planning a visit you can check their opening times.
Abaco Inn – serves a selection of meats, seafood, pasta and salads
Boathouse Restaurant (Sea Spray Resort) – Traditional Bahamian cuisine and seafood
Cap’n Jack’s – Serves breakfasts, sandwiches, burgers and salads
Firefly Bar and Grill – Fine dining including fish, meat and pasta dishes
Harbour’s Edge Restaurant and Bar –Delicious Bahamian seafood, meats and salads
Hope Town Coffee House – Excellent selection of coffee, with sweet and savoury pastries and bakes
Hope Town Harbour Lodge – Fine dining, meats, seafood, salads, burgers and pasta
On Da’ Beach – Traditional Bahamian cuisine and seafood
Papa Nasty’s – Takeout restaurant, serving BBQ and sides
Wine Down Sip- Sip – Wine bar that also serves flatbreads and pizzas
Beaches on Elbow Cay, Abaco
Elbow Cay Beach
Elbow Cay beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island and it stretches over 6 miles. This beach is perfect for a long stroll but can at times be busy. There are no restroom facilities on this beach.
Tahiti Beach is situated on the south of the island, near Doro’s Cove and can only be accessed on foot or by cycling. You will quite often find this beach empty or with only a few visitors. There are no restroom facilities on this beach.
Garabonzo beach is on the south coast and has deeper waters than the other beaches, so it is great for boogie boards and stronger swimmers. There are no restroom facilities on the beach.
Hope Town beach
Hope Town beach is really close to all the amenities of Hope Town itself and has food vendors on site. Public restrooms are available here.
Nathan’s Bay beach
Nathan’s Bay beach is on the north coast, it is small and lined with trees, which can offer shade throughout the day. It is also a great spot for snorkeling.
Things to do on Elbow Cay
Below is a selection of things you can do on Elbow Cay if you fancied a day off from the beautiful beaches or if you are seeking a little shade or shelter.
Wyannie Malone Museum
The Wyannie Malone museum is named after one of the first settlers and founder of Hope Town. The museum takes a look at Elbow Cays history, from how the first settler’s lived, to pirates, shipwrecks and more. The entrance price is low and is worth a visit.
Byrle Patterson Memorial garden
A beautiful memorial garden created to honor Byrle Malone Patterson who was a descendent of Wyannie Malone. The garden can be found in Hope Town and has views looking out to the Ocean.
Snorkelling, diving and Swimming with Pigs
A company called ‘Froggie’s Out Island Adventures’ is available to book day trips and can cater for each individual. They can take you to the best snorkeling and diving spots and also have excursions to swim with pigs.
Hope Town Canvas – Shopping Experience
Located in central Hope Town, this shop showcases handmade bespoke canvas sailbags. They also sell, rent and repair bikes.
Abaco Paddleboards, located in Hope Town offer boat tours, watersports and snorkel/scuba equipment hire.
There are a few companies that offer fishing trips from Elbow Cay, like Salt Weapon Sport Fishing Charters and Local Boy Deep Sea Fishing.
The Cetacean Museum is in Hope Town and looks at the history of whaling.