Eleuthera Attractions

Photo credit: © Barb McKellar

For one of the more secluded islands in the Bahamas, there is plenty to do on a daily basis on Eleuthera.  Although best known for their beaches (which have been called the "sexiest" beaches around), there are also several architecturally significant landmarks, a lighthouse, and numerous places to explore the island's natural habitat.  


Pink Sands Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to consider on the island. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the beach names to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

Ben Bay Beach: A pretty little cove on the north part of Eleuthera Island, Ben's Bay Beach is not only a decently far drive, it is tough to get to, making it one of the most secluded beaches on the island.

A second place to consider is Ship's Channel Cay. A quaint sand bar that most people sail to in order to relax on the quiet beach and grab an iced cold drink, this beach is the epitome of a deserted island getaway.

Savannah Sound Beach: Bright sand and crystal clear water marks Savannah Sound, making the coast look much larger than it really is. Visitors to the beach will be treated to an absolute beautiful view of the sea, and will be able to relax to the gentle sound of the water.

The island has plenty of other beach choices. Those interested can find out more here.

Historical Sites

If you enjoy exploring the historical roots of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions during your time on Eleuthera.

Many travelers choose to visit Big Tree at Palmetto Point. It is North Palmentton Point, in southeastern Eleuthera. The tree is not only awe inspiring in its appearance, but it offers plenty of shade. Most people who drive by stop to snap a picture, and others will bring a picnic lunch and relax on the roots while they eat.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Harbour Island Haunted House. It is Harbour Island, in northwestern Eleuthera. According to legend, the mansion served as the home of a wealthy family until, one day, the family vanished in the 1940's. Over the years the mansion was left alone.

NAVFAC Base: Adventurous guests willing to make the journey are able to explore the abandoned military complex. With buildings in ruins and various items still littering the floor.

Glance through the following chart for more information on historic sites on the island.

Historic Sites On Eleuthera
Name Phone Location Island
Albert Johnson Memorial -- 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Big Tree at Palmetto Point -- 1.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central South Palmetto Point Eleuthera
Harbour Island Haunted House -- 0.8 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town Harbour Island
NAVFAC Base -- 6.4 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle -- 0.2 mi. East of Central Tarpum Bay Eleuthera

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers may discover some other worthwhile attractions on Eleuthera.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Eleuthera
Name Type Location Island
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Bannerman Town Eleuthera

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you hope to spend more of your vacation time outside? You might be happy to learn the island has a couple of nature preserves on it.

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a nature preserve found within southeastern Eleuthera. Part botanical garden and part preserve, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a privately protected forest dedicated to the native plants that grow in the Bahamas that have become under threat from invasive species.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Eleuthera
Name Type Location Island
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.4 mi. Northwest of Central South Palmetto Point Eleuthera


Even though most vacationers have heard about the beautiful coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Eleuthera offers some great options, including 3 caves.

You might want to visit Preacher's Cave, which is located in northwestern Eleuthera. Explorers beware, lest you suffer the same fate as William Sayles; a captain who shipwrecked on Eleuthera in the 1600's and was forced to find refuge in what is known now as Preachers Cave. Today however, people seek out this cave for its natural beauty and wonderful photo opportunities.

The table directly below shows a few details regarding caves.

Caves On Eleuthera
Name Type Location
Hatchet Bay Caves Cave 2.9 mi. Southeast of Central Gregory Town
Preacher's Cave Cave 5.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Mano Creek
Rock Sound cave and ocean hole Cave 1.3 mi. South of Central Rock Sound

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these on Eleuthera are summarized right below.

Land Formations On Eleuthera
Name Type Location Island
Cow and the Bull Rock Formation 3.9 mi. Northwest of Central Gregory Town Eleuthera
Devil's Backbone Other Natural Formation 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central Spanish Wells Eleuthera
Dunmore Town Bay Bay 0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Moray Pond Pond 1.3 mi. North of Central James Cistern Eleuthera
Ocean Hole Lake 7.1 mi. Northeast of Central Green Castle Eleuthera
Oleander Bay Bay 0.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gregory Town Eleuthera
Pink House Reef Reef 0.3 mi. South West of Central James Cistern Eleuthera
Queens Bath Hot Spring 3.8 mi. Northwest of Central Gregory Town Eleuthera
Red Pond Pond 8.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Green Castle Eleuthera

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