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4 booze-filled activities for holiday beaching

Sun tanning is not the only way to enjoy the beach

Yes, sun tanning is a staple activity for visitors to the Out Islands, but on public holidays, like U.S. Independence, beach bums love to include booze (responsibly, we suggest) in their playtime. Consider these beach activities on these four islands - Abaco, Harbour Island, Bimini, Berry Islands - for holiday fun. These islands also have traditional independence fireworks to celebrate U.S. independence. 

Party Vibes in Abaco

Looking for wild and fun beach party vibes during the independence season, take the ferry to Guana Cay from Marsh Harbour, Abaco and hang on the beach by Nippers Beach Bar and Grill. Nippers is where grown folks party. On special occasions, usually on Sundays, the Nippers bar, restaurant, and deck can get super packed and super crazy. A staircase leads you down the sand dune to the beach, where the crowd is not as thick. During the week and outside of the holiday season this beach is more sparse. 

Barbecuing in Bimini

Bring a handheld grill and enjoy a beach barbecue in North Bimini. Pick a spot anywhere on the beach; it runs the entire length of Alice Town with several access points. Set up, stretch out and enjoy food from your grill with drinks from your cooler.  

Flag Football in Harbour Island

 The famous pink sand beach in Harbour Island is so long and wide you have more than enough room to get away from the crowd and set up a pickup game of flag football, beach soccer or frisbee. There are several restaurants and bars running along this beach, so you can bring your own booze or simply take breaks at one of the watering holes.

"Chicken Fighting" in the Berry Islands

Beaches in the Berry Islands come in abundance, and this game, otherwise known as "Shoulder Wars" is a great way to entertain yourself on a day of active beaching. Fear not, in this game you don't practice animal cruelty you just fight like a chicken. You play this game with two teams: One person on each team forms the base while the other person mounts their shoulders. The object is to cause a water wipe out by pulling or pushing the opposing team down into the water first.  

 Cover photo by Andy Heap on Flickr. 

About the Author
Noelle Khalila, The Domestic Tourist

Noelle Khalila is Editor of the Official Travel Blog of the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB). On the Blog she writes about the shared experiences and insights of BOIPB members from their collective island-hopping travel across the Out Islands of The Bahamas. Noelle is also an award winning journalist and entrepreneur, serving as editor and chief visionary officer of The Domestic Tourist Travel Blog and Travel Club.

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