We'll be in Freeport on a cruise on Monday, 30 August (arrival 9:00; departure 5:00). We'd love to see Gold Rock Beach, but it's only supposed to be worth it at low tide, and it seems that the low tides that day will be at 5:46am and 6:26pm. So I have a few questions:
1. Is there any value at all in going there between the low tides? Sounds like we definitely wouldn't get the beautiful panoramic beach view, however, there are other things we like to do at the beach, like strolling around looking for shells and other interesting things. Can that still be done, though the sand is under a couple feet of water? Is the water crystal clear enough that you can wade through it, say waist deep, and still see bottom?
2. Assuming Gold Rock is just not worth our time, are there any other beaches that are still beautiful or worthwhile in some other way in between low tides? We're not adverse to renting a car to drive to the right spot.
3. Is Grand Bahama Island a better place to find a beautiful beach than Nassau (comments I've seen indicate it is)? We'll be in Nassau the next day, and if we would do better finding a beach there, then we can concentrate on other things on our Freeport day.
Thanks for any guidance anybody here can give us!