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Photo shown is of the market before the fire.

In existence since the early 1960s, the Straw Market in picturesque George Town is a one stop shop to purchase locally handcrafted handbags, baskets, coconut and sand jewelry, woven straw hats, T-shirts and many other locally made souvenirs. They also carry a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

The former market was destroyed by fire in April 2015, but the vendors have relocated just a few yards away under a big tent.

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes

There is no wheelchair access.

 Eco-Friendly Notes

Most items sold are made using materials sourced locally, like palm fronds, seashells, conch shells, seeds, and sand from the beaches.

 Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Stalls are owned by the local Straw Vendors Association and many of the straw ladies have been there from the market's inception.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not permitted.

For More Information, Contact:

Exuma Tourist Office

Turnquest Star Plaza, P.O. Box EX-29041, George Town, EX
(242) 336-2430 · fax (242) 336-2431

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 23.494515000
Longitude: -75.777692000
Elevation: 18 FT (5 M)
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