We enjoyed Foxtown which is near Allens-Pensacola Key. There is a little bar/restaurant/fuel dock/grocery store/motel in town. The folks there were really great people and the food
was good. Do not try to get to the fuel dock
before scouting in the dinghy
. Too many rock formations just underwater. The anchorage is not well protected but usable.
Cooperstown has a restaurant run by a local Bahamian woman. No menu, great food
prices. Also a medical
clinic in town if you need one. This anchorage is WIDE open. Good weather
We enjoy the places run by the locals instead of the yachting areas. Nippers is a nice place to chill out but you will not be going far enough. Great reef right off the beach to snorkel. Has two salt water
pools and a live band on certain occasions.
port Lucaya is one of our favorite stops. If you are there on the weekend they have a great show (free) in count Basey Square. There is a water
taxi to get you back and forth to the marina. Local bus will get you into Freeport
where the International Bazaar and large grocery stores are located.
Depending on your route
you might skip West End and go directly to port Lucaya to check in. We have a trawler
so we used the canal
that bisects the island. This route
is unavailable to sailboats but a great short cut if you can use it.