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The Boiling Hole

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Armbrister Creek flows into a clear lake called 'Boiling Point' or 'Boiling Hole,' whose tidal conditions cause bubbles and burps, leading to the myth of a sea monster living below its surface. When the tide flows out to the sea, the water rushing from the cave-like area beneath the roadway bubbles on the surface. It could also be referred to as The Whirlpool because (as you might guess), when the tide flows inward, the water rushing into the cavern system creates a whirlpool and is definitely a sight to behold!

This blue lagoon occurred naturally as the island itself was formed, and it is a testament to the cavernous geology of The Islands of The Bahamas. It was the jumping off point for explorations that confirmed an underground cavernous connection across the island of Grand Bahama. And, it is also one of the sites explored by Jacques Cousteau, who documented his findings

For some time the entrance to the underwater caverns was substantially filled with silt,marine and man-made debris, preventing the free flow of water. The problem was corrected with the assistance of a local company, Bahama Rock, which excavated the area and restored the site to its natural state.

Recreational Opportunities

This is a great spot to see rays, baby sharks, and numerous birds that nest along its mangrove fringe. Locals in the area are also known to throw out a line to catch fish here, particularly as the tide comes in.

A wooden boardwalk, with a viewing deck and aluminum ladder for access to the water, has been provided for persons wishing a close-up look, but do so at your own risk.

Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

Persons with mobility impairments and those in wheelchairs should be careful when moving around on the rocky terrain.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are welcome, but should be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

Ministry of Tourism-Grand Bahama Island

Poinciana Drive, P. O. Box F-40251, Freeport, FP
(242) 350-8600 · fax (242) 352-2714

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

Latitude: 26.519450000
Longitude: -78.778142000
Elevation: 12 FT (4 M)
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